A breathtaking example of academic responsiveness to world events...- The LSE Review of Books on Helen Lenskyj’s recent Palgrave Pivot, Sexual Diversity and the Sochi 2014 Olympics
The impact of Palgrave Pivot - two years on
Launched in 2012, Palgrave Pivot has already published over 300 titles, and has broken down a number of boundaries in academic publishing. In business terms, 'pivot' generally refers to a shift in strategy and is often driven by specific customer feedback; Palgrave Pivot is no exception to this rule. Launched in response to feedback from academics, Palgrave Pivot has enabled authors to publish their peer-reviewed research at its natural length, 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 greater 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.
If you are interested in publishing a Palgrave Pivot, please do get in touch using the contact form on our Palgrave Pivot page. You can also download our 'Publishing with Palgrave Macmillan' information booklet.
Breaking Boundaries in Academic Publishing
Fukushima by David Elliott, the first Palgrave Pivot published, won the Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Research.
Our first Open Access Palgrave Pivot, Seeing Ourselves Through Technology by Jill Walker Rettberg, published in October 2014.
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 California’s Proposition 8, restricting the recognition of marriage to same sex couples.
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.
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).
WIDE MEDIA COVERAGE
Irene Zempi and Neil Chakraborti’s Palgrave Pivot, Islamophobia, Victimisation and the Veil, was featured in The Times: ‘The book says harassment and intimidation have become routine for veiled Muslim women and every participant in a study of their experiences said it had become a routine part of leaving the house.’
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.