Palgrave Macmillan

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Palgrave Macmillan
Parent company Macmillan Publishers
Founded 2000
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location Basingstoke
Publication types Books, Academic journals, Monographs, Ebook
Number of employees 170
Official website www.palgrave.com
2008 conference booth

Palgrave Macmillan is an international academic and trade publishing company. Its programme includes textbooks, journals, monographs, professional and reference works in print and online.

Palgrave Macmillan was created in 2000 when St. Martin's Press Scholarly and Reference in the USA united with Macmillan Publishers in the UK to combine their worldwide academic publishing operations. The company was known as simply Palgrave until 2002, but has since been known as Palgrave Macmillan. It is now part of the Macmillan Group and belongs to the German publishing company Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck.

Palgrave Macmillan is currently headquartered in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom and has offices in New York, Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, Delhi, Johannesburg. In 2014 it will move its headquarters to London where it will join other Macmillan companies including Pan Macmillan, Nature Publishing Group and Macmillan Education on a major new Macmillan campus in Kings Cross.

History[edit]

Palgrave is named after the Palgrave family. Classical historian Sir Francis Palgrave, who founded the Public Record Office, and his four sons were all closely tied with Macmillan Publishers in the 19th century:

  • Francis Turner Palgrave acted as assistant private secretary to future Prime Minister Gladstone, before creating his Palgrave's Golden Treasury [1] in the English Language in 1861, which was published by Macmillan and became a standard work for almost a century.
  • Sir Inglis Palgrave or Robert Harry Inglis Palgrave was the editor of The Palgrave Dictionary of Political Economy, which was first published by Macmillan in 1894, 1896 and 1899 and the inspiration for The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics published in 1987.[2] He was a banker and editor of The Economist.
  • Sir Reginald Palgrave or Sir Reginald Francis Douce was Clerk of the House of Commons and wrote a History of the House of Commons, which Macmillan published in 1869.
  • William Gifford Palgrave was a brilliant Arabic scholar. He wrote a two-volume work describing his travels and adventures for Macmillan called Narrative of a Year’s Journey through Central and Eastern Arabia (1865), which was the most widely read book on the region until the account by T. E. Lawrence was published.

Palgrave Macmillan publishes The Statesman's Yearbook. This classic reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together with facts and analysis. In 2008, Palgrave Macmillan published The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. In 2009 Palgrave Macmillan made over 4,500 scholarly ebooks available to libraries.

Distribution clients[edit]

Palgrave Macmillan represents the sales, marketing and distribution interests of W. H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sinauer Associates, and University Science Books outside the USA, Canada, Australia and the Far East.

Palgrave Macmillan distributes I.B. Tauris in the U.S. and Canada; and Manchester University Press, Pluto Press, and Zed Books in the U.S.

In Australia Palgrave represents both the Macmillan Group, including Palgrave Macmillan and Nature Publishing Group, and a variety of other academic publishers, including Acumen Publishing, Atlas & Co, Bedford-St. Martin's, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Continuum International Publishing Group, David Fulton, Gerald Duckworth and Company, W. H. Freeman, Haymarket Books, Henry Holt, I.B. Tauris, Learning Matters, Lynne Reiner Publishers, Macquarie Library, New Internationalist, The New Press, Ocean Press, Perseus Books Group, Pluto Press, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, Saqi Books, Scion Publishers, Seven Stories Press, Sinauer Associates, Tilde University Press, University Science Books, and Zed Books.

Palgrave Pivot[edit]

Launched in 2012, Palgrave Pivot is an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan, aimed at publishing shorter, "rigorously peer-reviewed" monographs, focused on new important research across the Humanities and Social Sciences.[3]

Authors[edit]

Current Palgrave Macmillan authors include (alphabetically by last name):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems, Palgrave Macmilllan, 2000, ISBN 978-0-333-94953-5
  2. ^ The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics 2nd Edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, ISBN 978-0-333-78676-5
  3. ^ http://www.palgrave.com/pivot/
  4. ^ The RSC Shakespeare: The Collected Works , Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, ISBN 978-0-230-20095-1
  5. ^ After the Arab Spring:How Islamists Hijacked The Middle East Revolts, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN 978-0-230-33819-7
  6. ^ Inside Egypt: The Land of Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN 978-0-230-12066-2
  7. ^ Engaging the Muslim World, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, ISBN 978-0-230-60754-5
  8. ^ Going South: Why Britain will have a Third World Economy by 2014, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN 978-0-230-39254-0
  9. ^ The Spectre at the Feast, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, ISBN 978-0-230-23075-0
  10. ^ Obama and the Middle-East: The End of America's Moment?, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN 978-0-230-11381-7
  11. ^ The Favored Daughter, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN 978-0-230-12067-9
  12. ^ Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights, Palgrave Macmillan and Amnesty International, 2011, ISBN 978-0-230-11233-9
  13. ^ Milani, Abbas (2011). The Shah. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 1-4039-7193-5. 
  14. ^ Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy , Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, ISBN 978-0-230-25203-5
  15. ^ The King of Madison Avenue, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, ISBN 978-1-4039-7895-0
  16. ^ The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Political Thought, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, ISBN 978-1-4039-8952-9
  17. ^ Economics and Modern Warfare: Invisible Fist of the Markt, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN 978-1137033284
  18. ^ Psychology and Modern Warfare: Idea Management in Conflict and Competition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, ISBN 978-1137349613
  19. ^ Crisis and Recovery, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, ISBN 978-0-230-25190-8
  20. ^ Leading the Charge, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, ISBN 978-0-230-61265-5

Further reading[edit]

The Palgrave Family History

External links[edit]