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Peter Lang
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Founded 1970 (1970), Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
Founder Peter Lang
Country of origin Switzerland
Headquarters location Bern
Publication types Books, academic journals
Official website

Peter Lang is an international academic publisher with its head office in Bern, Switzerland.


It was founded 1970 in Frankfurt am Main by Swiss editor Peter Lang (died 2001) as Peter Lang GmbH. A 1977 development saw it transformed into Peter Lang AG, going to Bern. Today the head office remains in Bern, with other offices in Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, and Vienna.[1] It publishes predominantly in English, though also in German, French and occasionally other languages. Books are distributed directly from Switzerland. Primary markets are university libraries of Europe and North America.[1]

The press started as a publisher specialising in PhD theses and similar academic volumes mainly in German and serving the needs of German and Austrian academics. It has since broadened its scope, shifting its language focus to English.


Founded in 1982, Peter Lang Publishing Inc is the North American division of the Peter Lang Group. The company, headquartered in New York City, specializes in the publication of monographs in the humanities and social sciences, as well as advanced textbooks in education and media/communication.[2] The research monograph program includes languages and literatures; religion and theology; history; sociology; cultural studies; women’s studies; multicultural studies; linguistics; theater arts; political science; and philosophy.[3][4][5][5][1][6] Peter Lang AG in Oxford was founded in 1996. P.I.E.-Peter Lang in Brussels was founded 1999.

Other publications[edit]

Peter Lang also publish a number of scholarly journals, now distributed through Metapress.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d (German) Peter Lang Verlagsgruppe
  2. ^ "Peter Lang Publishing". American Libraries Buyers Guide. 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 
  3. ^ Indiana University (2010-11-19). "IU Northwest Professor Rochelle Brock Works with International Publisher to Produce Black Studies and Critical Thinking Book Series". Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  4. ^ Dr. Kristi Siegel. "Travel Writing Across the Disciplines". Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  5. ^ a b "Book Review: Denis J. Brion, Pragmatism and Judicial Choice, Peter Lang Publishing, 2003, ISBN 0-820-431095 - Springer". 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]

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