Palgrave Pivot

Celebrating 5 years


Breaking boundaries Since 2012

Would you like to publish your research at its natural length?

Palgrave Pivot has enabled authors to publish at lengths of between 25,000 and 50,000 words - longer than a journal article, but shorter than a monograph, taking advantage of a swift and flexible publication process to dramatically reduce publication times.

By publishing new research quickly and maintaining high editorial standards, our authors' research is given the opportunity to have a great impact.

Publishing across the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Business, Palgrave Pivot is extremely proud to be at the forefront of this evolution in digital publishing.

Why publish with Palgrave Pivot?

  • Speed: accepted manuscripts published within 12 weeks
  • Flexibility: publish at lengths between the journal article and conventional monograph
  • Peer review: all titles are subject to rigorous peer review
  • Wide dissemination: all titles are available as digital collections, ebooks and in hardback

Breaking Boundaries

  • Fukushima

    Winner - CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles 2013


    The American Library Association named Fukushima by David Elliott as one of their list of outstanding academic publications for 2013.

  • Sporting Times

    Cultural Impact

    Sporting Times

    The Olympic Museum in Lausanne ran an exhibition on Sporting Times inspired by Kath Woodward’s Palgrave Pivot, and Kath went on to curate the exhibition.

  • Seeing Ourselves Through Technology

    Open Access

    Seeing Ourselves Through Technology

    Our first Open Access Palgrave Pivot, Seeing Ourselves Through Technology by Jill Walker Rettberg, published in October 2014.

  • The Digital Afterlives of Jane Austen

    Critically Acclaimed

    Positive reviews

    Palgrave Pivots have received very positive reviews from respected venues, including many academic journals, the LSE Review of Books (such as Football’s Dark Side and The Digital Afterlives of Jane Austen) and from Times Higher Education (such as Watching Arabic Television in Europe).

  • Adoption

    Policy Impact


    Adoption by Peter Conn published in January 2013; the following month it was cited numerous times in an Amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States in opposition to California’s Proposition 8, restricting the recognition of marriage to same sex couples.

  • Preventing Youth Violence

    Wide Media Coverage

    Irene Zempi and Neil Chakraborti’s Palgrave Pivot, Islamophobia, Victimisation and the Veil, was featured in The Times.

    Author James Martin was recently interviewed by VICE about Drugs on the Dark Net: ‘Cryptomarkets are gentrifying the drug trade, and that’s probably a good thing.’

    Preventing Youth Violence by Vanita Sundaram was a featured THE Summer Read 2014.

Palgrave Pivot News and Reviews

​​​​​​​How I Published My Scholarly Book With an Open Access CC-BY License

Jill Walker Rettberg professor of digital culture at the University of Bergen talks about her Open Access Palgrave Pivot title Seeing Ourselves Through Technology.

Breaking boundaries in academic publishing: launching a new format for scholarly research

Hazel Newton discusses how the boundaries of scholarly content are changing and how the iniative of Palgrave Pivot was developed.

Palgrave Pivot is liberating scholarship from the straitjacket of traditional print-based formats and business models

Sam Burridge talks about the excitement and successes from the first year of Palgrave Pivot.