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|Founded||1970Frankfurt am Main, Germany,|
|Country of origin||Switzerland|
|Headquarters location||Pieterlen and Bern|
|Distribution||Co Info (Australia)|
|Publication types||Books, academic journals, textbooks|
Peter Lang is an academic publisher specializing in the humanities and social sciences. It has its headquarters in Pieterlen and Bern, Switzerland, with offices in Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York City, Dublin, Oxford, Vienna, and Warsaw.
Peter Lang publishes over 1,800 academic titles annually, both in print and digital formats, with a backlist of over 55,000 books. It has its complete online journals collection available on Ingentaconnect and distributes its digital textbooks globally through Kortext.
Peter Lang publishes monographs, edited volumes and doctoral dissertations. In the SENSE ranking (2009) of academic publishers it is categorized as a level C publisher ("decent international publishers and excellent national publishers").
The company specializes in the following twelve subject areas:
The company was founded in Frankfurt am Main in 1970 by Swiss editor Peter Lang. It started as an academic publisher specialising in PhD theses and similar academic works. Since 1982 it has an American subsidiary, Peter Lang Publishing USA, specializing in textbooks for classroom use in education, media and communication, and Black studies, as well as monographs in the humanities and social sciences.