AMPF aims to encourage and promote research in music education and to embed its relevance in the public awareness. The annual conferences, in which the results of research are presented in the form of posters or paper presentations, especially serve these goals. The results of these conferences are documented in the proceedings published by AMPF every year in the series entitled “Research in Music Education” (Musikpädagogische Forschung).
ATHENA is a scientific publishing house in Oberhausen, Germany, founded by Rolf Duscha in 1996. The programme focuses on the area of pedagogy (in particular special needs, therapeutic education, arts education, aesthetical education and cultural education, history of art, literature and cultural science and philosophy). An emphasis is placed on publications concerning education theoretical aspects, interdisciplinary publications and current work in the field of research and teaching.
Beiträge zur Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildung
Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Lehrerinnen- und Lehrerbildung SGL Häldeliweg 32 CH-8044 Zürich
The Barbara Budrich publishing house provides high quality literature for research and teaching purposes. Since its establishment in 2004, it has been engaged in increasing the role of social science and education science in the concert of sciences, which –according to our conviction – focus on the issues that are challenging in our modern world. Insights from science can thus be brought to bear in society. In particular, membership in the publisher co-operation UTB - Uni-Taschenbücher GmbH, Stuttgart, enables Barbara Budrich to offer targeted, quality-assured books for teaching and studying purposes. The following disciplines are addressed: education science, gender studies, political science, social work, and social science. Activities of the publishing house rest on five pillars: (1) high-quality science literature, from research for research, (2) high-quality literature for teaching and studying purposes, (3) promotion of young researchers, (4) assistance in internationalisation of the relevant disciplines, (5) building bridges between science and a public at large. The publishing house meets these self-defined targets by means of an active editorship, intensive quality control, co-operations in the field of publishing textbooks and studying material, a renowned scientific advisory board, diverse offers for young researchers, many international partners and good contacts with important media partners. Regarding all these aspects, it is crucial for authors and publishers to work on the same basis – which Barbara Budrich is doing successfully. This is evident from many “repeat offences” – authors work frequently with the publishing house and in terms of series, and they do not hesitate to recommend this publishing house to other writers.
Budrich UniPress Ltd. is a scientific publishing house established in August 2007 for the purpose of releasing German and English language publications. Budrich UniPress focused on social sciences, education science and humanities. The following areas of priority have been addressed: education science, gender studies, political science, social pedagogy/social work, social science, history and psychology. Budrich UniPress co-operated closely with Barbara Budrich in the German-speaking as well as the international area. In March 2019, Budrich Academic Press was founded as the successor to Budrich UniPress. This publishing house follows the footsteps of Budrich UniPress, taking over the entire book programme and relationships with the authors.
The Beltz publishing group, originating from the Julius Beltz publishing house (established in 1841), is one of the leading publishers in the field of education in Germany. Beltz offers a comprehensive programme of pedagogical literature for school educational practice, initial and continuing teacher training of all school branches and levels; carers in training and practice, as well as offering books in school development. In addition to pedagogical literature, Beltz publishes manuals, encyclopedias, science books and the scholastic journals “Pädagogik“,”Zeigschrift für Pädagogik“ and “Sonderpädagogische Förderung“. Beltz is moreover one of the most important providers in the field of professional further training as regards its books for coaches, counsellors and managers - the journal “Supervision“ targets this latter group of professionals.
Apart from addressing pedagogy and educational science, the Beltz publishing house also provides a programme of non-fiction and guidance titles in the areas of health, late adulthood and psychology.
The “Beltz Psychologie“ segment publishes psychological literature for practitioners, books for patients, student and lecture books for university studies, as well as science literature. “Psychologie Heute“ is the leading journal for psychology and related disciplines, addressing a broad scope of readers.
Beltz & Gelberg covers the full range of child and youth literature, from picture books to non-fiction and fiction titles. Another segment is represented by the Gulliver pocket books, and Parabel und Beltz Der Kinderbuchverlag. Many titles have been subject to readings in school for many years, in German, religion, ethics or history classes. For all of the titles that are read in school, additional material is available for teachers.
Beltz Juventa is a publisher of books and journals focusing on two closely intraconnected areas, which are developed in parallel regarding the scope of contents and programme. Furthermore, both target the same groups of readers. At present, the domains of pedagogy, social pedagogy, social science, psychology, research on adolescence/youth work, health science, science of nursing and caring, and research on child and youth literature are represented by ca. 60 series of books containing a total number of ca. 800 available titles. Each year, ca. . 80 new titles are published. In total, 15 journals are offered, “Sozialmagazin“ and “die deutsche jugend“ being published monthly – these two titles address practitioners in youth and social work. The same target group is addressed by the journals "TUP - Theorie und Praxis der Sozialen Arbeit“,“Forum Erziehungshilfen“, “Betrifft Mädchen“ and “Gemeinsam leben“. The remaining titles are academic journals that are published quarterly.
The science and specialist publishing house wbv publishing focuses on the programme areas of social sciences & social research, education & employment and management & law. wbv publishing follows in the publishing tradition of wbv Media. With its programme, wbv addresses the scientific community and experts in institutions, education, policymaking and business; one of its key strengths is the transfer between science and practical applications.
In close cooperation with renowned institutes and research facilities, such as the German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE), the OECD or the Sociological Research Institute Göttingen (SOFI), as well as numerous authors, wbv publishing develops and publishes scientific books, research studies, journals, reference works and other information media.
As a member of international networks and national consortia, such as Knowledge Unlatched (KU) and UTB, wbv publishing extends its reach beyond the book trade to include scientists, experts and libraries.
The Frankfurt publishing house Brandes & Apsel, which was established in 1986, names as its principal characteristic the "perspective from the periphery to the centre". Be it psychoanalysis and its focus on subconscious human relationships or the conflicts resulting from globalisation, particularly on the African continent, be it the intercultural society, the National Socialist past or literary new pastures, our path always leads us from the periphery right back to the centre. The authors do not only write critically, but in many cases they also point out perspectives for a more humane and better society. Besides the thematic scope outlined above, a further focus of the publishing programme lies on education and care, social work and the family, as well as intercultural pedagogy in particular.
Dr. Norbert Brockmeyer Im Haarmannsbusch 112 44797 Bochum
The university publishing house (Universitätsverlag) Brockmeyer was established in 1974 and until 2000, it printed a large scope of science literature focusing on linguistics, economics, East Asia science, history, politics, legal science and journalistics. With respect to the domain of educational science, the “Dortmunder Arbeiten zur Schulgeschichte und historischen Didaktik“ (Dortmund series on school history and history of didactics) as well as the “Dortmunder Beiträge zur Pädagogik“ (Dortmund contributions to pedagogics) , both founded in the 1980s and 1990s, are of particular relevance. A large part of these scholarly titles is out of print, or limited copies can be obtained at special prices from the publishing house shop. Since 2000, the publishers have mainly concentrated on linguistic, criminal science and political economy series as well as publishing fiction, mainly written by authors from the Ruhr valley area.
Carl Link -
Service provider for scholarly knowledge, information and school management resources
Carl Link is a partner for school managers, school management groups, school governing boards, teachers, and all parties active in the field of school administration. In the fields of school legislation and school management, the publishing house provides support in terms of information and materials in the domains of school organisation, legislation, human resources, leadership, quality, public relations, teaching & education, initial and continuing training. Individual user needs determine the shape of its services. Carl Link thus offers its projects in a variety of media. The portfolio comprises forms, brochures, loose-leaf editions, journals, CD-ROMs, online portals, e-learning and discussion forums.
You can access the Carl Link website (a Wolters Kluwer Deutschland trademark) at: www.carllink.de
The University of Ljubljana is one of the largest universities in the region and its Faculty of Education, established in 1947, has the leading role in teacher education and education sciences in Slovenia, with about 2500 undergraduate and graduate students and about 250 teachers, researchers and assistants. It is well positioned in regional and European cooperation programmes in teaching and research. In 2001, the Centre for Educational Policy Studies (CEPS; see http://ceps.pef.uni-lj.si) was established within the Faculty of Education to build upon experience acquired in the broad reform of the national educational system during the period of social transition in the 1990s, to upgrade expertise and to strengthen international cooperation. The C•E•P•S Journal (www.cepsj.si) is an international peer-reviewed journal with an international board. It publishes original empirical and theoretical studies from a wide variety of academic disciplines related to the field of Teacher Education and Educational Sciences; in particular, it will support comparative studies in the field. Regional context is stressed but the journal remains open to researchers and contributors across all European countries and worldwide. There are four issues per year, two in English and two in Slovenian (with English abstracts).
The independent academic publisher De Gruyter can look back at a company history of 270 years. Today, the De Gruyter group publishes over 1,300 new titles each year in the humanities, social sciences, STM and law, more than 800 subscription based or Open Access journals, and a variety of digital products. The company is headquartered in Berlin, with offices in Basel, Beijing, Boston and Munich. Under its umbrella brand De Gruyter, the company runs the imprints of De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Poland and De Gruyter Saur.
GERA is an association for educational researchers active in teaching and research. The association was founded in 1964 and currently has around 3,000 members. GERA aims to promote study, research and education in the area of educational theory and science. Its wide-ranging work is mainly carried out through GERA’s 13 divisions and 21 subdivisions and manifests itself in publications, meetings and a joint congress, which takes place every two years.
GERA operates the institution databank (Institutionendatenbank) in cooperation with the German Education Server (Deutscher Bildungsserver). The databank includes detailed information on institutes of education in Germany.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung und Fernstudium (DGWF) e.V.
The German Institute for Human Rights is the independent national human rights institute in Germany. It is accredited according to the UN Paris Principles (A status). The Institute is commissioned to advise policy-makers, engage in human rights education, provide information and documentation, run application-oriented research in the area of human rights and collaborate with international organisations. The Institute is funded by the Federal German parliament, Bundestag. The Institute also has a mandate to monitor the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and it has set up pertinent monitoring posts.
The journal "Empirische Sonderpädagogik" primarily focuses on publishing original empirical contributions from the entire scientific area of special education. The journal also welcomes other types of contributions, e.g. systematic reviews, research method reports, theoretical original texts. Articles that are suitable for this journal may address any type of disability or societal disadvantage as well as any kind of setting at school or beyond. In particular, the publishers thus aim to build a bridge between well-founded science and reflected practice.
Institut EDUCON - Mag. Hackl Bürgergasse 8-10 A-8010 Graz Österreich
Frankfurter Technologiezentrum [:Medien] – FTzM, Frankfurt Technology Centre Media, is an interdisciplinary science centre at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Frankfurt UAS) which researches regional developments in media education and the implementation of digital media in teaching and learning, in educational settings. A priority is placed on application-oriented research within the disciplines of computer science in education, media education and media didactics, which takes on desired objectives in the fields of fundamental research and institutional application. Therefore, (regional) research at the Centre is closely linked to practical projects run by employees and members, both within and for educational institutions. Insights from the projects are used for the purpose of reflecting on and developing theory and published. Experience that has thus been gained is then fed back into practice by way of projects - and, for instance, serves the (further)development of digital educational media, didactic tools and concepts.
The Friedrich Verlag is a publishing house specialising in education. Its high number of didactic journals, pedagogical literature and learning games coequally provides teachers and educators with material for preparing lessons and enhancing their knowledge. 250 editors, consisting of renowned subject didactics experts, experienced teachers and seminar trainers, support this publishing house in delivering selected, contemporary, and profound information to its readers and thereby conjointly developing lessons.
Gesellschaft für interkulturelle Bildungsforschung und Entwicklungspädagogik e.V.
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Pädagogik Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg Markusplatz 3 96047 Bamberg
The Gesellschaft zur Förderung Pädagogischer Forschung e.V. (Society for Promoting Educational Research, GFPF ) was founded in 1950 as the “Gesellschaft zur Förderung pädagogischer Tatsachenforschung und weiterführender pädagogischer Studien" (Society for Promoting Factual Educational Research and Further Educational Studies), in the context of the development of the "Hochschule für internationale Pädagogische Forschung (Higher Education Institute for International Educational Research, HIPF)" – which is nowadays the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF). The Society aims to promote educational research, and to render its results usable by all areas of education and care. To this end, the Society organises scientific events, as well as publishing research findings and promoting new research work. Moreover, the GFPF particularly endeavours to initiate and improve communication between educational and educational policy practice as well as educational research. Grounded in its members’ origins in practice, administration and science, the Society can adopt current problems in the areas of educational research and educational practice quickly and without bureaucratic measures, discuss them with competent experts and thus serve to theoretically inform practitioners, as well as providing research with practical incentives.
The association of primary schools - Grundschulverband e.V. – is engaged in the areas of school practice, research and educational policy At a national and federal state level. the association aims at educational- politically improving the situation of primary schools as the fundamental educational institutions, urging for necessary investments in equipping primary schools so that they can adequately serve children’s nneeds, school pedagogically supporting school practical reform and teacher education, scientifically promoting and disseminating new insights into children’s educational opportunities and educational demands. The association was established in Frankfurt am Main in 1969 as “Arbeitskreis Grundschule”. It is a charitable,non-party, national basic initiative with currently more than 6,500 members: primary schools, teachers, students, scientists and other persons with an interest in primary schools, and institutions. The association publishes a quarterly journal, “Grundschule aktuell“ and a series of books, “Beiträge zur Reform der Grundschule“, two volumes of which are released each year. The association awards a prize that is named after its founder, “Erwin-Schwartz-Grundschulpreis“. It is located in Frankfurt am Main.
Institut für Hochschulforschung (HoF) Halle-Wittenberg
International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) is the official organ of VETNET European Research Network in Vocational Education and Training (European Educational Research Association) and IRNVET International Research Network in Vocational Education and Training (World Education Research Association). IJRVET is a double blind peer-reviewed Journal with a full open access philosophy, which respects and publishes all research approaches and all research methods. The journal places emphasis on Europe, but has a wider international interest and audience including regions with growing systems and practices of VET (e.g. India, Asia-Pacific Region and America). IJRVET covers all fields of VET-related Research from guidance & counselling and initial vocational education and training (IVET) to continuing vocational education and training (CVET) and Workforce Education. The articles are mainly published in English.
The publishing house Julius Klinkhardt, which was founded in 1834, has been engaged in education in Germany and the German speaking area for 175 years. Over the span of time, the focus of its publishing activities has shifted from the production of school textbooks to publishing educational scientific texts, particularly in the field of teacher training. The contemporary programme can be described as such:
Since 2006 the publishing house has been a member of the utb association in Stuttgart. Within this co-operation network, the Julius Klinkhardt publishing house offers course material and handbooks for educational science. Books for reflective practice are particularly published in the series jointly issued with the Westermann publishing group. Regarding its general programme, the edition of series from educational scientific societies provides particular proof for its close networking activities in the area of educational science and its sub-disciplines. Furthermore, a broad range of publications in educational science can be found in the research section "Klinkhardt forschung", where selected doctoral and habilitation theses are published along with research reports. Admission of titles to this series is subject to an external peer review process. The educational science review (ewr), ISSN 1613-0677, has been available since 2002, in an exclusive online version that is provided in open access format. At present, ca. 600 titles are available, from all areas of education. Approximately 60 new books are published each year. In its sixth generation, Andreas Klinkhardt directs the operations of this family business.
kassel university press GmbH was founded in 1997 by the University of Kassel. As a professional university publisher it completes the range of services of the Institutional Repository KOBRA, since many scholars still prefer, for different reasons, a publication in print. By offering parallel publishing (print and online) kassel university press tries to increase the acceptance of online publishing among scholars. Its services range from mere online publishing or publishing in print to parallel publishing. It offers a long-term storage and affordable publications that can be accessed worldwide.
Linköping University Electronic Press is a leading open access publisher in Sweden, with a focus on research material from Linköping University. LiU E-Press started in 1997 and has grown in significance over the last five years. Our collections include Ph.D. theses, Licentiate theses, undergraduate theses, research articles (author self-archived publications), reports and books. In addition, we also publish conference proceedings and host a number of international, peer-reviewed journals, the latter having not necessarily having a connection with LiU.
Departement für Pädagogik und Didaktik in deutscher Sprache, Babes-Bolyai-Universität Cluj-Napoca I Klausenburg
Oldenbourg has researched and produced well-founded contents and information for pedagogues for more than 120 years. The reader takes the front seat in an Oldenbourg journal. Oldenburg wishes to provide for professional needs in schools and child daycare centres, and facilitate the work of respective professionals.
Each of the Oldenbourg journals offers inspiring ideas as well as new impetus and current topics useful for daily work in the field of education. The journals contribute to a lively atmosphere, adding colour to daily routine. The Oldenbourg magazines intend to assist professionals in saving time and broadening their perspective.
All of the contents published in the journals have been put to a practical test, they have been written by practitioners and proven by experts. Each edition is diligently planned, designed and produced.
Subscribers to a journal are offered a variety of additional services . In particular, this concerns free access to a lively, informative internet portal, www.oldenbourg-klick.de. Readers will find additional suggestions, an archive of published contributions and a forum for discussion and recommendation on the site.
Zeitschrift "Pädagogische Korrespondenz"
Redaktion: Institut für Pädagogik und Gesellschaft Windmühlstr. 5 60329 Frankfurt
Pädagogische Korrespondenz (PÄK – pedagogical correspondence) has been published since 1987 by the “Institut für Pädagogik und Gesellschaft“ (Institute for Pedagogy and Society) in Münster. The magazine is published twice a year to practice and disseminate “contemporary critical diagnosis in the field of pedagogics and society”. Different text types and formats are included, e.g. case studies, essays, reprints from past publications, pedagogical research findings and polemic documentation.
In particular, the journal has endeavoured to encompass an unusually broad realm of attention to what might be discovered when applying classical critical theory to contemporary developments in education. At the same time, the journal has never focused on one particular school of thought, but rather been open to different lines of argument and counter-argument. From a methodological perspective, the journal is still guided by the principle that only the contradiction between “what something claims to be” and “what it really is” might lead to substantial insights. Politically, the journal is dedicated to non-conformist thinking.
Peter Lang – Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Eschborner Landstraße 42-50 D-60489 Frankfurt am Main Deutschland
Peter Lang GmbH has been specialising in publications ranging from monographs to text books in the fields of humanities and social sciences for more than 40 years. The company is a member of the Peter Lang publishing group, which has offices and representatives in Switzerland, Belgium, the UK, other European countries, and the USA, in addition to Germany.
More than 100 series focusing on education science offer a platform for monographs and manuals dealing with fundamental and topical issues in this field, as well as for interdisciplinary approaches. Peter Lang has been publishing the "Jahrbuch für Pädagogik" since 1992. This education almanac offers a critical study of education and educational policy from an angle of educational and social theory interest. Peter Lang GmbH has been publishing the "Pädagogische Rundschau" since 2000. Founded in 1947, it is one of the leading impartial journals in this discipline.
projekt verlag GbR, Publisher for Science & Humanities
Projekt Verlag is a science publisher of up-to-date and innovative subjects within the humanities, influencing public debates. Apart from established researchers the publishing house is eager to support junior scientists. Due to Projekt Verlag\'s enthusiasm for scientific problems, the publisher is also interested in publishing subjects for only a small target group; however those subjects can be a real treasure chest. Finally, the publisher sees his commitment of "enlightenment"; in the process of which books are an ideal platform of discussion.
Established in 1927 as a book publishing house within the book printing company Wilhelm Langguth, the Schneider Verlag Hohengehren publishing house is nowadays managed by the third generation of owners. With 1,400 titles available and 8 periodicals the Schneider Verlag Hohengehren offers a comprehensive programme of pedagogical literature. Moreover, Schneider Verlag Hohengehren provides the largest service in German didactics publications, for study and teaching purposes
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Bildungsforschung/Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Bildungswissenschaften (SGBF/SZBW)
Departement Erziehungswissenschaften Faucigny 2 CH-1700 Freiburg/Fribourg Schweiz
The Swiss Society for Research in Education SSRE was founded in 1975 and is a member of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW) as well as of the European Educational Research Association (EERA). It consists of approximately 500 members from all scientific disciplines relevant to education and pursues the goal of consolidating educational research on a national and international scientific level.
In this context, the SGBF publishes the "Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Bildungswissenschaften SZBW", which is delivered in three languages. The SZBW is a discussion forum open to researchers working in the area of educational science. The journal contributes to the development of educational science and research, fostering the exchange of research findings and strengthening relations between university and non-university institutions. The SZBW chooses its topics in reaction to the manifold demands on the discipline, and it contributes to academic and public discussion. A targeted inclusion of international contributions enables the journal to reflect today’s research and science developments at an international level.
SKBF|CSRE Schweizerische Koordinationsstelle für Bildungsforschung
The Schweizerische Koordinationsstelle für Bildungsforschung (SKBF |CSRE, Swiss Coordination Centre for Research in Education SCCR) is a joint institution of the Swiss federal government and the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)). Its services contribute to strengthening educational research in Switzerland. SCCR aims to improve the communication between educational policymakers, educational practitioners, educational administration and researchers. SCCR tasks incorporate the documentation of educational research activities conducted in Switzerland. To this end, an openly accessible database is provided (www.skbf-csre.ch). SCCR supports information exchange among educational researchers, delivering information about new research projects, encouraging thematic networks and operating the secretariat of the Swiss Society for Research in Education ((SSRE). To facilitate the interplay between research, administration, practice and politics in education, SCCRE operates the administrative offices of the Swiss Council for Educational Research (CORECHED) and the Swiss Conference of Directors of Cantonal Centres for Educational Research (CODICRE). Pursuant to long-standing tradition, SKBF coordinates diverse participations in international educational research projects and it represents Switzerland in several governmental and non-governmental organisations. SCCR moreover prepares analytical reports (trend reports) regarding the state of research on current educational research topics and within the framework of educational monitoring, the SCCR periodically reports on education (www.bildungsbericht.ch).
As an imprint of Springer Science + Business Media, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (SAV) is a German Science & Technology publisher based in Heidelberg, Germany. SAV mainly publishes textbooks in the fields of life sciences, earth sciences, mathematics, psychology and others. Since founded in 1991, SAV has been publishing popular science books on up to date science subjects. The programme includes the journals "Biospektrum", "Neuroforum", "ALTEX" and "biology distant learning".
transcript is a leading science publishing house in the German language area. The programme prioretises cultural science, media and social sciences, history,philosophy and cultural management. More than 100 editions are regularly published with annually ca. 400 new releases in German and English and a back list comprehending more than 4,000 titles –printed and ind digital format. The publishing programme is a “Happening Place“ for innovative science in an international sphere. It unites current contributions to debates in research within and across disciplines with time-diagnostic essays which are appreciated by not only the academic readership. Since the foundation in the late 1990s, transcript has placed a high value on a modern, neat appearance and high-quality equipment of the printed issues. Right from the beginning, Transkript has thus set standards in the field of academic publishing. Our e-books contain a dense set of metadata and DOI identifiers so that they can be excellently found and cited worldwide. The constantly growing library of titles that are published Open Access benefits from this fact as well as from an implementation of a social annotation tool, PaperHive – because the publisher believes that scientific publishing in Open Access format mmeanss far more than data processing and stocking up archives and repositories. Notwithstanding, the publications benefit from a company-independent programme environment and a widespread network with strong national and international partners (e.g. Columbia University Press and Pluto Press).
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht has been an academic publishing house for 270 years. It offers not only a wide range of scholarly works in various academic disciplines but also specialised publications on teaching instructions and on the professional practice. Our affiliated company V&R unipress concentrates on the high demands for specialised scientific publications and will be pleased to be at your disposal.
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in Göttingen, Germany, has been publishing academic literature since 1735. More than 250 new books are published annually. Traditionally, the publisher's expertise is in the humanities, especially in academic literature for theology and religion, history and other humanities. Supply of literature for professional use has gained equal prominence. Professionals from the HR sector, in psychological counselling and the church as well as school teachers find their books at Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
The VS Verlag publishing house is leading in social science publishing in the German language area. Its programme of books and journals comprehends the domains of social science, politics, pedagogy, communication and psychology. The VS authors are renowned scientists and they actively shape and counsel politics, education and society. VS offers higher education institutes, political and cultural institutions a well-informed and state-of-the-art social science platform.
In 2004, the VS publishing house was established following a merger of two social science publishing houses sharing a long.-standing social science competence, each having a long history in its own right: Westdeutscher Verlag (est. 1947) and Leske + Budrich (est. 1974.. The programme has since been continually expanded and and customised to the current requirements of the market.
When politician, bookseller and printer Dr. Friedrich Middelhauve founded Westdeutscher Verlag, he initially focused on publishing economy textbooks and litrary and literature science works. Professor Dr. Eugen Schmalenbach, founder of the Cologne School of Economics, was one of his first renowned authors and editors. In 1948 ,the “Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung” (Journal of Economy Research) and the Cologne ”Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie” (Journal of Sociology and Social Psychology) laid the foundation for the book programme focusing on economy and sociology publications. From 1957 onwards, additional impetus was given to the domain of political science, e.g. by publication of the “Politische Vierteljahresschrift “ (Politics Quarterly). In the early 1990s, the Westdeutscher Verlag successfully entered the new domain of communication science. At the time, the journal “Publizistik informiert heute“ reached out to a large scholarly community.
In the early years, the book programme of Leske + Budrich focused on civic education and social science. The ”Berliner Journal für Soziologie“ (Berlin Journal of Sociology) strengthened the segment. The domain of peddagogy and the “Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaften“ (Journal of Educational Science) expanded the concept in subsequent years, as well as the programmatic area of social work and its respective journal, “Sozial Extra“. The close ties of the publishing house to the sciences are demonstrated by diverse collaborations between the publisher and diverse science institutions, e.g. the German Youth Institute in Munich (DJI), the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development in Berlin or the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).
Since 2004, both publishing houses have been united under the label of VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, bringing together social science know-how of the shared disciplines.
Waxmann is an international scientific publishing company based in Münster and New York. Waxmann was established in 1987 in Münster. Dr. Ursula Heckel has been chief executive director since 1991, and since 2007 she and Beate Plugge (general manager) have jointly managed the publishing house. Waxmann focuses on the fields of humanities, cultural studies and social science. The program contains more than 3000 titles, available in print or as e-books. Since 2003, Waxmann has published the national and international student achievement studies PISA, IGLU (PIRLS) and TIMSS.
Waxmann also focuses on textbooks for teaching and learning. In 2015, Waxmann became a partner in the publishing alliance utb.
Waxmann also publishes the following journals:
DDS – Die Deutsche Schule, Zeitschrift für Evaluation (Journal of Evaluation), ZEP – Zeitschrift für internationale Bildungsforschung und Entwicklungspädagogik, Zeitschrift für Volkskunde, Journal for Critical Debate, ejss (European Journal for Sport and Society), Lied und populäre Kultur/Song and Popular Culture (Jahrbuch des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs Freiburg), Tertium Comparationis (Journal für International und Interkulturell Vergleichende Erziehungswissenschaft) and Open-Acces-Journal JERO (Journal for Educational Research Online).
Waxmann supports the authors of several specialist fields in producing and merchandising their publications. Waxmann has become well established regarding a wide range of (regular) clients, to whom the publishing house has for more than twenty years delivered the necessary instruments for research and teaching.
The Wochenschau Verlag, established in 1949, is a leading publisher in the field of political education, political didactics and didactics of history. Its further priorities are pedagogy, sociology, social work and political science. Its target groups correspond to the contents: educators in the fields of politics and political history, based in universities, extracurricular learning environments and adult education, as well as teachers of politics and history. The Wochenschau Verlag publishes teaching resources, didactic and subject specific books as well as journals for all areas of politics.