Top-Ranked Presses

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In a previous LSS Newsletter, we provided a complete list of—and expressed our appreciation to—publishers who exhibited at our 2016 conferences.

Here, we would like to express our gratitude in an even deeper way—to publishers who exhibited many books at multiple conferences.

The rankings below are based on the total number of books exhibited with Library of Social Science at our meetings during the course of 2016.

There are many ways of ranking publishers, the most obvious being the quality of their publications. Still, the willingness and ability to get authors’ books into the world is a significant measure of a publisher's quality.

We thank each and every marketing person who worked so diligently and conscientiously to promote their publications to the teachers, professionals, and students who need and use them.
Top-Ranked Presses
Leading international publisher in the social sciences and humanities, producing cutting-edge work of the highest quality. Particularly strong in sociology, politics, social theory, philosophy, history, gender studies, and anthropology. An academic publisher, Polity also publishes general interest titles on key issues in social, political and cultural life.
The largest independent radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, publishing 100 books a year. Launched at the end of the 1970s, Verso has published landmark titles by Tariq Ali, Benedict Anderson, Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, Alexander Cockburn, Edward Said and Eric Hobsbawm, among many other leading lights of the Left. Their books cover a broad range of subject areas: historical sociology, cultural and literary theory, the history of slavery, economic and social theory, international relations, political theory and capital.
Founded in 1683, Brill publishes over 700 books per year, focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Their reference works are world renowned, as are their Primary Source Collections of pre-modern archival documents and Oriental manuscripts. The Press continues to grow, having recently acquired Nijhoff, Hotei, Global Oriental and Rodopi.
Independent multimedia company embracing the world's major spiritual traditions—as well as the arts and humanities. Sounds True inspires, support and serves personal transformation and spiritual awakening. Preserving the essential "living wisdom" of the author, artist or spiritual teacher, their 1500 titles embody the essential quality of a wisdom transmission between teacher and student.
Acclaimed international publisher of distinguished research and notable general interest works, SUNY capitalizes on the latest advances in communication to offer innovative publications to fulfill the needs of scholars, students, authors and readers around the world.
For over 200 years, Wiley has met the needs of its customers, and is now one of the largest and most prestigious publishers in the world. With roots in publishing literature, the company soon became a leader in science and technology, and today boasts a full range of titles across all academic, technical and professional disciplines. Wiley’s titles fall under three main rubrics: Global Research, Professional Development and Global Education. Their Jossey-Bass imprint publishes books and journals for professionals and executives in business, psychology, education and health management, while Blackwell titles make the company one of the world’s foremost academic and professional publishers, partnering with over 800 specialized societies.
Titles from the world’s largest scientific and professional organization in psychology. Books cover abnormal psychology, addiction, children and aging, education and learning, gender, organizational psychology, neuropsychology, social psychology and violence. APA Books is the prime source for psychology titles, academic or clinical.
Creates practical, innovative resources for families and schools that are personally relevant and professionally reliable. The relational focus of their products underscores respect, hope and communication—earning the Press an international reputation for excellence.
An independent academic publishing house committed to championing original thinking, placing authors at the heart of everything they do. Unique in the balance established between editorial guidance and control retained by each author. Publishes scholarly work across a wide range of subjects, with a focus on the arts, humanities and social sciences.
A major independent publisher in the social sciences. The Press’ publications explore the nature of society from the vantage of established disciplines such as economics, political science, history, sociology, anthropology and psychology, as well as from newer fields including urban studies, organizational behavior and criminology.
Founded in 1967, the press today manages more than 2,500 books, nearly 300 journals, and a range of digital products. Emerald produces over 150 new titles each year focusing on issues of social importance in fields such as management, linguistics, library science and the social sciences. Their high quality, cutting-edge titles add depth to research and learning, helping drive change in the field. Titles include stand-alone reference books, monographs, handbooks and academic textbooks; book series; and volumes of research papers drawn from their journals.
One of the world’s leading academic publishers, issuing more than 400 books and 100 journals a year in science, technology, medicine and business. In 1995, the Press was awarded exclusive rights by the Nobel Foundation to publish the entire series of Nobel lectures (1901–2000) in English.
Pioneering the scientifically-sound self-help book that is today's standard. Inspiring and enlightening, their books offer real tools for real change. Research-based, clinically proven and concise, their titles are respected for their enduring quality and value.
Publishing scholarly titles in the humanities and social sciences. Dedicated to exacting standards, quick publication times and rigorous attention to detail, the Press issues books that make important contributions to scholarship.
Founded in 1927, Charles C Thomas produces books for the behavioral sciences, education and special education, speech-language and hearing, as well as the biomedical sciences, rehabilitation and long-term care. Thomas is one of the largest producers of books in criminal justice and law enforcement. Their significant titles often become standard texts and classics in their respective fields.
Distinguished scholarly press offers 150 new titles a year in anthropology, classics, cultural studies, history, literary criticism and theory, medieval studies, philosophy, politics and international relations, psychology, psychiatry and women's studies.
Connects readers worldwide to adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction. Home to more than 50 Nobel Prize laureates, over 100 Pulitzer Prize winners, and many of the most widely read authors of our time. The world’s largest trade book publisher, releases approximately 10,000 new books annually and sells more than 400 million across the globe.
Publishers of college-level textbooks and educational multimedia in biology, psychology, neuroscience and allied disciplines. Founded in 1969, the press focuses on the quality of its publications, working with talented authors to create books that are handsomely produced, and that communicate with each title’s intended audience. Sinauer has 126 titles in print, many of them seminal texts that have captured a major segment of their market.
Disseminates scholarship of the highest standard with works that promote education, foster public understanding and enrich cultural life. Chicago publishes approximately 180 new books and 70 reprints a year, in addition to 49 peer-reviewed scholarly journals.
Books of scholarship that both extend and challenge prevailing views in the academy and society, illuminating the human condition. Their 130 new titles each year—most in the humanities and social sciences—stimulate lively debate at the frontier of scholarship, giving readers the tools to improve the world around them.
An international publisher of journals, books and electronic media known for their commitment to quality and innovation. SAGE products include academic and reference books, college texts, professional books and cutting-edge journals—making them the academic and professional publisher of choice.
A leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that transform the learning experience. With the belief that engagement is the foundation of learning, their products are created to fit students’ learning styles—challenging and inspiring them in the classroom and beyond. With staff in 40 countries and sales in 125, Cengage transforms learning worldwide.
The world’s leading learning company, Pearson helps people of all ages progress through education. Providing materials ranging from textbooks to professional guides and handbooks, the Press helps people everywhere aim higher and fulfill their true potential. Wholly committed to quality and accessible materials, Pearson’s business is education.
Committed to addressing ideas that matter most to educators, Teachers College’s books expand the dialogue between educational theory and practice. Frequently provocative, the Press’ titles cross disciplinary boundaries—discussing issues that range from early childhood to adult learning and psychology to sociology, culture and women’s studies.
Publishing significant books in urban studies, housing and labor studies, organizational reform, religion, health care and cultural studies. One of the first university presses to publish on women's and ethnic studies. Today, it continues in these fields and in newer ones such as disability studies, animal rights, criminology, sexual identity, and sport and society.
Serves the needs of Asian studies scholars around the world. Books cover the full range of topics touching on Asia, including politics and economics, social issues and human rights, religion and philosophy, history, education and literature and the arts.
Publishes works of the greatest minds in academia across all disciplines. The Press consciously acquires a coherent "list" of books in each discipline, providing focus, continuity and a basis for the development of future publications. Selecting scholarship of the highest quality, Princeton’s books are meant for both the academy and the larger reading public.
Founded in 1586, the largest university press in the world publishes over 6,000 titles a year in more than 40 languages. Their publishing program is incredibly diverse, catering to all audiences and covering all areas of inquiry—while choosing manuscripts of only the highest caliber for publication.
Publishing over 90 new books each year, the Press has built an international reputation as a publisher in mental health, education, and the behavioral sciences. Marked by independence, stability, and commitment to quality, Guilford is dedicated to bringing well-written, solidly researched work to professionals, academics and general readers.
A leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health and technology professionals around the world, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care and make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge. Headquartered in Amsterdam and with offices around the world, the press publishes over 2,000 journals and more than 33,000 book titles, including iconic reference works. For more than 130 years, Elsevier has been committed to creating effective solutions that enable the vast potential of information to be leveraged to advance science, health and technology.
#31 ISEAS PUBLISHING (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies)
This dynamic academic press with more than 40 years’ experience is the largest publisher of academic books focusing on Southeast Asian politics, economics and social issues. Since 1970 it has issued more than 2,000 books and journals, publishing an average of 70 a year. Producing quality books and journals, the press also co-publishes with academic and trade publishers in Asia, Europe, America and Australia to disseminate important research and analyses from and about Southeast Asia to the rest of the world.
Publishes books that promote and enrich public discussion and understanding of the issues vital to our democracy. Since 1992, The New Press has brought nearly 1,000 titles into print. The press aims to broaden the audience for serious intellectual work, focusing on contemporary social issues, with an emphasis on race relations, women's issues, immigration, human rights, labor and economics, the media, education reform, and legal studies. The press has also taken a leading role in publishing on African American, Asian American, Latino, gay and lesbian, and Native American studies.
Believing that “learning changes everything,” McGraw-Hill’s mission is to accelerate learning through intuitive, engaging, and effective experiences—to unlock the full potential of each learner. With a deep understanding of how learning happens, the press creates solutions that help educators impart their knowledge to students by harnessing technology. The press partners with educators around the globe to develop open learning ecosystems proven to improve pass rates, elevate grades and increase engagement for each individual learner.
Nehora Press was started by Mark and Yedidah Cohen in 2003 when they first published their translations of Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag’s Introductions to the Kabbalah. As dedicated students of Rabbi Ashlag’s work, their published works remain as true as possible to the Rabbi’s originals. Their titles include A Tapestry for the SoulIn the Shadow of the LadderMaarag LeNeshamah and (forthcoming) The Path of the Ladder.
Publishes innovative, authoritative books covering critical issues in education, influencing and informing practice and administration, exploring ongoing debates and reporting on important research. Relevant and original, their cutting edge-titles impact education policy and classroom practice.
Founded in London in 1987, Jessica Kingsley has grown to publish over 250 books a year. Publishing books for professionals and general readers, the press’s long-established lists on the autism spectrum, social work and arts therapies are well known. More recently they have published extensively in the fields of mental health, counseling, palliative care and practical theology. The press was named Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year at the 2016 British Book Industry Awards.
Founded in 2006, Demeter is an independent feminist press committed to publishing peer-reviewed scholarly work, fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction on mothering, reproduction, sexuality and family. Demeter is partnered with the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement at York University in Toronto. Named in honor of the Goddess Demeter, herstory’s most celebrated empowered and outraged mother, their books celebrate her triumphant resistance as a model for the possibility—and power—of feminist mothering.
Provides scientific and professional communities with superior specialist information produced by authors across cultures in a collegial atmosphere. With a creative business model, inventive products and international partnerships, "Springer's business is publishing."
Established in 1950, the University of Texas Press has published more than 3,000 books, producing approximately 100 new books and ten journals each year. Their major areas of concentration include American Studies, Anthropology, the Ancient World, the Environment, Media Studies, Latina/o Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Pre-Columbian Studies, Western Studies, and Women's Studies. The press also publishes books of general interest for a wider audience on a variety of subjects, including history, current affairs, the visual arts, music and food.
Publishes monographs, textbooks and journals in 35 fields, producing around 2,000 new titles a year in English, French and German. Specializes in advanced textbooks in education, media & communication, Black studies for classroom use, as well as monographs in law, literature, religion, history, cultural studies, women’s studies, postcolonial studies, linguistics, political science, and philosophy.
Known for its books in American and European history, literary studies, urban studies, Jewish studies and human rights. The Press recently has built lists in ethnography and ethnopolitical conflict, international relations, economics and business. Penn’s high standards are widely recognized, with their titles regularly winning prizes in their fields of scholarship.
Since 2000 the press has published over 500 new publications a year under six imprints. Committed to writing that honors the imagination, intellect, and heart, the press publishes a diverse list of titles from biblical studies to classic theology, from poetry to history. By combining innovative technology with academic excellence, Wipf and Stock produces affordable books of enduring value that never go out of print.