Social Sciences

Springer Nature has a long and proud tradition of publishing in the social sciences through its imprints Palgrave Macmillan and Springer. Since the 19th century we have been publishing not only across the core social sciences but also ensuring we are at the cutting edge of new or evolving subject areas such as sustainability, gender and sexuality studies or social implications of neuroscience and AI.

The books in this collection are of interest to academics and professionals in the social sciences and many related fields including sustainability, population studies, sociolinguistics, gender and sexuality, migration, health, well-being and family studies.

543 titles in the collection

Top downloaded 2023 eBooks

Top cited 2023 eBooks


The Social Sciences eBook collection offers a rich mix of book types for all user groups: students, faculty, researchers, and professionals. Making it an unparalleled resource to excel research and learning. All books are available without DRM, making them accessible simultaneously by an unlimited number of users.

New & emerging research areas:

  • Human migration 
  • Population aging
  • Digital sociology
  • Social inequalities
  • Gender studies

Sustainable Development Goals Programme

Springer Nature's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Programme aims to connect the researchers who are tackling the world’s toughest challenges with the practitioners in policy and business who desperately need those insights to achieve their goals in improving the world, by making our publishing activities more visible to our key communities through a variety of channels.

The Social Sciences eBook collection aligns with Sustainable Development Goals:

1 No Poverty

2 Zero Hunger

3 Good Health and Well Being

4 Quality Education

5 Gender Equality

7 Affordable and Clean Energy

8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

10 Reduced Inequalities

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

13 Climate Action

15 Life on Land

16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions