The Social Sciences eBook collection

By: Guest contributor, Mon Jun 27 2022

Author: Guest contributor

The Springer Nature social science collection brings together a set of hugely well-established publishing programs that date back to the start of the Palgrave Macmillan and Springer imprints. Since the formation of Springer Nature in 2015, the combination of these two complementary social science catalogues makes Springer Nature the largest, most global publisher of social science books. And for social scientists, with books the primary publishing output, this has become the collection all social science departments need.

The collection features carefully curated content not only from the core social sciences but also emerging fields in interdisciplinary spaces, with intersectional approaches providing content on critical race theory, language and (socio) linguistics, human migration, gender studies, demography and population studies, health studies, science and technology studies and social perspectives on environmental sustainability. All of this makes this package essential not only for social science departments, but any researcher of climate change, race and gender equity and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The collection is rich in content types and includes carefully chosen textbooks such as “Springer Texts in the Social Sciences”, and a range of interdisciplinary focused graduate core-and non-core texts from Palgrave. The result is not only a large but a high quality and diverse package, containing qualitative and quantitative, award-winning titles. Springer Nature is a social science champion, and this collection provides researchers with all the content this vital and evolving set of disciplines brings to the world.

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2024 Editor’s Highlights

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Connecting with Authors and Editors around the World

We are a truly international publisher, serving the research community around the globe. With hubs throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific we are perfectly positioned to connect with our book authors and editors wherever they are located. Our global base of editorial staff is located in cities such as New York, London, Heidelberg, Tokyo, Beijing, New Delhi, Singapore, Melbourne and São Paulo. They constantly travel to scientific meetings and universities to connect with the research community.

Notable Authors

  • Anna Triandafyllidou, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada
  • Simon Susen, University of London, UK
  • Alessandro Orsini, Luiss University, Italy
  • Armando Barrientos, Emeritus, University of Manchester, UK

About the authors

Evelien Bakker is Executive Editor for Springer Population Studies and Human Geography. Evelien has over 30 years experience in academic publishing and particularly welcomes book proposals on population aging, demography, inequality, life course, migration, (smart) cities, and geographical marginality.

Shinjini Chatterjee is Senior Editor for Springer Social Sciences, Wellbeing and Quality of Life, Positive Psychology, and Anthropology since 2010. 

Sharla Plant is an Editorial Director for Palgrave Social Sciences, she has been publishing in this field since 2008, and is based in the UK. Her editorial team is based in London, New York and Australia. 

Cathy Scott is Executive Editor for Palgrave Language and Linguistics, based in London. She has been responsible for the list since 2017, and has a global remit.

Elizabeth Graber is Senior Editor for Palgrave Sociology and Anthropology, based in New York. She is particularly interested in cultural and political sociology, race theory, disaster studies, sociology of social movements, and sociology of work and institutions.

Jessica Faecks is Editor for Palgrave Sociology, based in Australia. She commissions on a broad range of topics in sociology but particularly welcomes proposals on intersectional inequalities, race & ethnicity, migration, cultural sociology and digital sociology in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Sarah Hills is Editor for Palgrave Sociology and Social Policy, based in London. She commissions with a UK and Europe focus in areas including race, class, digital sociology, political sociology, sport and leisure, and welfare and work. 

Rebecca Longtin is Editor for Palgrave Gender Studies, based in New York. She has an academic background, and started commissioning in January 2024. 

Rachael Ballard is Head of the Science and Society team and Executive Editor for the Geography, Environment and Science and Technology Studies book programmes. Rachael has worked in the academic publishing industry for over 20 years and has experience of working across both STEM and Social Science disciplines.

Marion Duval is a commissioning editor based in Australia. As part of the Science and Society team, she manages a global list with a focus on cutting-edge research in science and technology studies, health, human geography, and the built environment.

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