Since it was founded in 1971, Peter Lang GmbH has been an institution in Germany's academic community. Core disciplines in the publishing programme include humanities and social sciences, together with law and economics.
Many of the series in our program, such as Kinder- und Jugendkultur, -literatur und –medien, or Romania Viva and Colloqia Baltica or Politische Kulturforschung, rank among the established forums in their disciplines. Some occupy outstanding positions in their fields, for example Rechtshistorische Reihe. In addition, the publishing program features journals, such as Mediaevistik. Internationale Zeitschrift für interdisziplinäre Mittelalterforschung.
All of our actions are driven by the will to meet the needs of editors and authors. We strive to offer them professional publishing services and to draw as much attention as possible to their work. That is why all publications at Peter Lang are produced in both hard copy and electronically – in all formats, suitable for all types of readers – to optimize access from around the world.
Editors and authors can decide themselves whether to publish in open access or to fund publication with the aid of sales proceeds: Peter Lang offers both models.
Our efforts focus on assuring content quality: every project is reviewed prior to publication. As the publisher, we support our editors with peer review procedures for their series.
The editors at Peter Lang have built up superb networks in their disciplines over the years through close ties to universities and non-university research institutions and membership in academic associations. Please refer to the list below to find the relevant contact for your discipline.
Interested in publishing with us? Please have a look at our editorial staff biographies below and email the appropriate editor. If you do not see your specific subject listed, please get in touch with one of our editors and your materials will be sent to the appropriate person.
Dr. Sven Fund
Sven Fund studied Political Science, History & Journalism in Münster, Berlin and St. Louis. He held scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation. After his doctorate, he joined the Central Business Development department of Bertelsmann AG, Gütersloh. Further positions followed as Managing Director of Birkhäuser Verlag Basel, Springer-Verlag GmbH Wien and as a Management Board Member of today's Springer Nature. From 2008-2015 he was Chairman of the Managing Board of De Gruyter. He started his own consulting business, fullstopp GmbH, in 2015. Since 2017 he is Managing Director of Peter Lang GmbH.
Senior Acquisitions Editors
|Dr. Benjamin Kloss
Senior Acquisitions Editor (Romance studies/Philosophy/Education)
Benjamin Kloss has been working at Peter Lang since 2004. After studying Hispanic language & literature, English language & literature and psychology at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Salamanca, he worked as a research fellow at the Free University of Berlin from 1999 to 2004, where he was awarded a PhD in Romance studies. As a senior acquisitions editor at Peter Lang, he is responsible for Romance studies, philosophy and education.
Senior Acquisitions Editor (Linguistics/German language & literature/English and American studies)
Michael Rücker has been with Peter Lang Verlag since 1992. He previously worked for a book wholesaler in Modena and taught German at a grammar school in Trieste. He studied in Hamburg and Toulouse and holds a degree in Romance studies (French language & literature/Italian), English language & literature and economics.
Senior Acquisitions Editor (Law)
Following commercial training, Melanie Sauer studied economics, Romance studies and English language & literature in Giessen and Aix-en-Provence. She has worked in media and public relations in both Germany and abroad. She joined Peter Lang Verlag in 1993 as an acquisitions editor. Within the law discipline, she is responsible for private and commercial law, enforcement, labour and tax law.
|Dr. Hermann Ühlein
Senior Acquisitions Editor (History/Politics/Theology)
Hermann Ühlein joined Peter Lang in 1995. After completing a bank apprenticeship, he gained a degree in Catholic theology and art history and was awarded a PhD in German language & literature in Mainz. After joining Peter Lang, he worked in the editorial department. Since being appointed senior acquisitions editor in 2014, he is the primary contact for authors and editors from the fields of history, politics and theology.
|Dr. Kurt Wallat
Senior Acquisitions Editor (Law/Economics)
Kurt Wallat holds a PhD in humanities. After studying in Mainz and Freiburg, and working in an academic capacity at Freiburg University, he joined Peter Lang in 1996. As a senior acquisitions editor, he is responsible for publications and series focusing mainly on law and economics.
Senior Acquisitions Editor
Ute Winkelkötter has been working for Peter Lang since 1987. She gained her degree in English and German language & literature from Giessen University. Her responsibilities encompass the development of the publishing program and establishment of new series focusing particularly on German language & literature, linguistics and history in Scandinavia and the Baltic states, as well as in Central, Eastern and Southeast Europe.
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Our project editors stay with you and your publication from the submission of your manuscript through to the publication of your work.
After manuscript submission, a comprehensive quality check is carried out; this includes the examination of the manuscript for orthographic correctness and formal uniformity, the technical analysis of the submitted image data and finally an iThenticate check.
In cooperation with you, cover and advertising texts are created for your book and advice is given on editorial services such as proofreading, editing, indexing and image processing. Of course, all other questions about your book will be answered!
At the end of this process, your manuscript is overseen by our Production team.