Palgrave Macmillan

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Palgrave Macmillan
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Parent company Springer Nature
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location London
Publication types Books, academic journals, monographs, ebooks
No. of employees170
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Palgrave Macmillan is a British academic and trade publishing company headquartered in the London Borough of Camden. Its programme includes textbooks, journals, monographs, professional and reference works in print and online. It maintains offices in London, New York, Shanghai, Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, Delhi, and Johannesburg.


Palgrave Macmillan was created in 2000 when St. Martin's Press Scholarly and Reference in the US united with Macmillan Press 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. [1]

It is a subsidiary of Springer Nature. Until 2015, it was part of the Macmillan Group and therefore wholly owned by the German publishing company Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (which still owns a controlling interest in Springer Nature). As part of Macmillan, it was headquartered at the Macmillan campus in Kings Cross London with other Macmillan companies including Pan Macmillan, Nature Publishing Group and Macmillan Education, having moved from Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom in 2014.


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:

Palgrave Macmillan publishes The Statesman's Yearbook , an annual reference work which gives a political, economic and social overview of every country of the world. 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

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

Palgrave Macmillan previously distributed 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 has been criticised for a pricing structure which "will limit readership to the privileged few", as opposed to options for "open access without tears" offered by DOAJ, Unpaywall and DOAB. [5]

Palgrave Pivot

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. [6]


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  1. "Our history - Palgrave". Archived from the original on 2018-04-14.
  2. Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems, Palgrave Macmilllan, 2000, ISBN   978-0-333-94953-5
  3. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics 2nd Edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, ISBN   978-0-333-78676-5
  4. "HET: R.H. Inglis Palgrave". Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  5. Barbara Fister. "The Writing on the Unpaywall". Inside Higher Ed . Retrieved 2020-04-25.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-12. Retrieved 2012-04-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. The RSC Shakespeare: The Collected Works , Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, ISBN   978-0-230-20095-1
  8. After the Arab Spring:How Islamists Hijacked The Middle East Revolts, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN   978-0-230-33819-7
  9. Inside Egypt: The Land of Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN   978-0-230-12066-2
  10. Engaging the Muslim World, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, ISBN   978-0-230-60754-5
  11. Going South: Why Britain will have a Third World Economy by 2014, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN   978-0-230-39254-0
  12. The Spectre at the Feast, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, ISBN   978-0-230-23075-0
  13. Obama and the Middle-East: The End of America's Moment?, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN   978-0-230-11381-7
  14. "Music and Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature from Our America - Noteworthy Protagonists - Marco Katz Montiel - Palgrave Macmillan". Archived from the original on 10 May 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  15. The Favored Daughter, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, ISBN   978-0-230-12067-9
  16. Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights, Palgrave Macmillan and Amnesty International, 2011, ISBN   978-0-230-11233-9
  17. Milani, Abbas (2011). The Shah . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN   978-1-4039-7193-7.(subscription required)
  18. Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy , Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, ISBN   978-0-230-25203-5
  19. The King of Madison Avenue, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, ISBN   978-1-4039-7895-0
  20. The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Political Thought, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, ISBN   978-1-4039-8952-9
  21. Crisis and Recovery, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, ISBN   978-0-230-25190-8
  22. Leading the Charge, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, ISBN   978-0-230-61265-5

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