Berghahn Books

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Berghahn Books
Founder Marion Berghahn
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters location New York City
DistributionTurpin Distribution (United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, India)
Ingram Academic (United States, Australia, New Zealand) [1]
Publication types Books, Academic journals
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Berghahn Books is a New York and Oxford-based publisher of scholarly books and academic journals in the humanities and social sciences, with a special focus on social & cultural anthropology, European history, politics, and film & media studies. It was founded in 1994 by Marion Berghahn. [2]


Books division

Every year, Berghahn Books publishes around 140 new titles and some 80 paperback editions and has a backlist of nearly 2,500 titles in print. New titles are published in both print and online, with the select digitization of the backlist currently being undertaken as part of the Berghahn Books Online platform. Many Berghahn titles have been reviewed on Choice . [3]

Journals division

Berghahn Journals currently publishes over 40 journals in those social science and humanities fields that complement its books list. This includes an annual series, Advances in Research, launched in 2013. Its journals have been available online since 2001. [4] Berghahn Journals was awarded the AAP PROSE Award for Best New Journal in the Social Sciences and Humanities two years in a row: in 2009 for Girlhood Studies and in 2008 for Projections . [5] Girlhood Studies was also the recipient of the Highly Commended Certificate for the 2010 ALPSP Best New Journal Award. [6]

As of 2019, Berghahn Books joined Annual Reviews in releasing part of its journal content under the Subscribe to Open (S2O) initiative. In 2019 Berghahn offered 13 titles in anthropology as possible S2O candidates, all of which were released as open content in 2020. [7] [8] As of June 3, 2021, Berghahn Journals announced that Social Anthropology (Anthropologie Sociale), the journal of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) would become part of their open-access set of anthropology journals, starting with Volume 30 in 2022. EASA members "voted overwhelmingly" to leave their current publishers, Wiley, and "to take our journal Open Access in a way that is sustainable and equitable." [9]

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  1. "Who's Who at Berghahn" . Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  2. Kingston, Sean (20 December 2002). "An Interview with Marion Berghahn: On the Intricacies of Anthropological Publishing". Anthropology Today . 16 (2): 16–20. doi:10.1111/1467-8322.00015.
  3. "List of Outstanding Titles - 2010". Choice Reviews Online. Archived from the original on 29 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  4. "Journals 2017" (PDF). Berghahn Books. 11 April 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 August 2017. Retrieved 11 August 2017. Founded in 1994, its program, which includes close to 40 journals and over 125 new titles a year, spans Anthropology, Migration & Refugee Studies, Geography, History, and Film Studies.
  5. "2009 Winners: Category Award Winners". PROSE Awards . Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  6. "ALPSP Awards 2010 - Winners". ALPSP. 13 September 2010. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  7. "The ground-breaking subscribe-to-open pilot – Berghahn Open Anthro – will flip thirteen anthropology journals to open access in 2020". Knowledge Unlatched. 23 January 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  8. "Subscribe-to-open". Libraria. 1 September 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  9. "Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, the flagship journal of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, will transition to Open Access starting in 2022". Berghahn Journals Press Releases. 3 June 2021. Retrieved 11 January 2022.