Springer is the leading specialist publisher for the German-speaking social sciences. The program includes numerous standard works for teaching and research in the fields of sociology, political science, education, social work, as well as media and communication science, and more recently in the field of ethics / philosophy. The program is supplemented by renowned specialist journals in the respective disciplines.
I’ve been working for Springer for about seven years and have been responsible for Springer VS as Editorial Director for 4 years. I have been responsible for Metzler since 2017 and am therefore responsible for the entire German-language social sciences and the humanities program.
I think that the fields of education and social work play a special part at universities. Furthermore, social work is also taught at universities for applied sciences. With this new and concentrated package, we are in a position to make a good offer to smaller libraries, thus ensuring an even better distribution of content.
The package will cover a wide range of topics in educational science, including lifelong learning / adult education, organizational pedagogy, learning and teaching, and amongst others. In the area of Social Work, the focus will be on child and youth welfare, counseling and support, and socio-economic topics.
In 2019, we expect to publish approximately 130 titles in this new package.
Springer VS is known for its excellent handbooks and textbooks, and will be included in the new package. Monographs will also be included and thus optimally reflect the state of current research.