About Us

Peter Lang Group has over 50 years of experience in academic publishing, specialising in the Humanities and Social Sciences worldwide with an active list of 40’000+ titles.

About Peter Lang

We publish about 1,200+ titles every year in German, English, and French, as well as in multiple other languages, from traditional print products to eBooks and Open Access publications.

We are dedicated to offering top quality publishing services to Higher Education institutions and academics, with complete commitment to the worldwide dissemination of academic research.  

The headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, are the central hub for management and administration. Our team of Acquisition Editors are based in continental Europe and Anglo-American regions with offices in Berlin, New York, Oxford, Brussels and supporting locations in Vienna, Dublin, Warsaw, and Istanbul. We work with authors locally and distribute globally. 

Statement of Intent 

For academics in the Humanities and Social Sciences, we are disseminators of valuable academic research that empowers passionate authors to reach eager readers. We strive to do this faster than expected and at a quality higher than hoped for because we have been doing it for over 50 years and are prepared for the next 50. We believe in what we do, which leads to meaningful growth for authors, readers and employees.  

Company History 

In 1970 the Swiss businessman Peter Lang founded Peter Lang GmbH in Frankfurt am Main, developing the company into a well-known publisher for research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. His publishing expertise, the result of working with his father, the Bernese publisher and bookseller Herbert Lang, along with his own drive and initiative, led to the rapid growth of the Press. 

International networks and close working relationships with authors stood at the core of the business. Over the years, more offices opened in university centers around the world.  

Global Leadership Team

Arnaud Béglé

Chief Executive Officer

Lucy Melville

Group Publishing Director

Ute Schubert

Global PoD and Asset Management

Patricia Mulrane Clayton

Global Sales and Marketing Director

Muralidharan Pattabiraman

Chief Operating Officer