Nomos publishing house

The Nomos publishing house is a scientific publisher focusing on law, the humanities, and social sciences. It is one of the prominent publisher of books and journals in those fields in German speaking world and is based in Baden-Baden.[1] Nomos publishes over 60 journals which range from magazines for practitioners to also highly specialized scientific ones of which several are the leaders in their respective fields.[2]

Nomos publishing house
Logo Nomos Verlag.svg
Parent companyC.H. Beck
Country of originGermany
Headquarters locationBaden-Baden


The publishing house was founded in 1936 by August Lutzeyer under his name in Berlin. In 1964 the company was renamed into Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, and belonged to the Suhrkamp Verlag until December 1998.[3] Since July 1999 the Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft belongs to the German C.H. Beck group[3] and in 2002 a new General Director was appointed.[4] Nomos has kept an independence in regard to its own development and was able to incorporate several other publishers. In 2015 the Edition Sigma, which was established in 1984 was bought.[5] By 2017 the Tectum Publishing house and in 2018 also the Ergon as well as Academia Publishing followed.[2] In 2021 the publisher Richard Hampp was incorporated into Nomos.[6]


  1. ^ "Nomos; Literatur aus Rechtswissenschaft, Sozialwissenschaften, Wirtschaft und Geschichte". Retrieved 2021-11-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b "Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH on JSTOR". JSTOR. Retrieved 2021-10-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b "ARSV: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH&Co. KG". Retrieved 2021-10-31.
  4. ^ "Dr. Alfred Hoffmann neuer Nomos Geschäftsführer / Dr. h.c. Volker Schwarz ausgeschieden / Ulrich Frank-Planitz als Sprecher des Leipziger Buchmesse-Beirats wiedergewählt | BuchMarkt". (in German). 2002-10-15. Retrieved 2021-11-01.
  5. ^ "Nomos erwirbt die Edition Sigma". (in German). Retrieved 2021-11-01.
  6. ^ "Nomos übernimmt Rainer Hampp Verlag". Börsenblatt (in German). 4 January 2021. Retrieved 2021-10-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)