Peter Lang (publisher)

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.[4][5]

Peter Lang
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Founded1970 (1970), Frankfurt am Main, Germany
FounderPeter Lang
Country of originSwitzerland
Headquarters locationPieterlen and Bern
Publication typesBooks, academic journals, textbooks

Peter Lang publishes over 1,800 academic titles annually, both in print and digital formats, with a backlist of over 55,000 books.[6] It has its complete online journals collection available on Ingentaconnect,[5] and distributes its digital textbooks globally through Kortext.[7]

Areas of publicationEdit

The company specializes in the following twelve subject areas:[4]

  • Economics and Management
  • Education
  • English Language and Literatures
  • German Language and Literatures
  • History
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Media and Communication
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Theology


The company was founded in Frankfurt am Main in 1970 by Swiss editor Peter Lang. Since 1982 it has an American subsidiary, Peter Lang Publishing USA, specializing in textbooks for classroom use in education,[8] media and communication, and Black studies, as well as monographs in the humanities and social sciences.[9][10]

Academic journalsEdit

Peter Lang publishers 23 academic journals.[11]

  • Asiatische Studien/Études Asiatiques
  • Cognitive Semiotics
  • Compar(a)ison
  • Cultura
  • Faits de Langues
  • Informationes Theologiae Europae
  • International Journal of Musicology, New Series
  • Jahrbuch für Internationale Germanistik
  • Jahrbuch für Pädagogik
  • Journal of International Mobility
  • Journal of Public Pedagogy
  • Literatur für Leser
  • Mediaevistik
  • Neue Politische Literatur
  • Pädagogische Rundschau
  • Philology
  • Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education
  • SPIEL, Neue Folge
  • Variations
  • Zeitschrift für Angewandte Linguistik
  • Zeitschrift für Germanistik Online DB
  • Zeitschrift für Weltgeschichte
  • Zeitschrift für Wortbildung/Journal of Word Formation


  1. ^ "Wholesalers". Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  2. ^ "Distribution". Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  3. ^ "Agents & Sales Representatives". Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  4. ^ a b Peter Lang Website
  5. ^ a b "Peter Lang Academic Publishing Group". IngentaConnect. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  6. ^ Peter Lang Press Releases
  7. ^ "Peter Lang und Kortext kooperieren". BuchMarkt. 2014-11-25. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  8. ^ "Critics Choice Awards". American Educational Studies Association. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  9. ^ "Peter Lang Publishing". American Libraries Buyers Guide. 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
  10. ^ "Peter Lang". YBP Library Services. Retrieved 2015-03-12.
  11. ^ "Browse in Journal | Peter Lang".

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