The Tricky Business of Translation: Robin McKay

Last month, our Editorial Director Sarah Campbell wrote about the highs and lows of translating academic work from the publisher’s perspective. In this guest interview, Robin Mackay tells the translator’s story



Open Access at RLI

This month we announced the launch of an open access publishing strand at RLI. It is something we have been planning for a while – and something we have given a great deal of careful thought to.




Independent Publishers Guild Awards 2015: Shortlisted for The Nick Robinson Newcomer Award

IPA Shortlisted Signature


Rowman & Littlefield International is a new independent academic publisher focusing its publishing in the disciplines of: Philosophy, Politics & International Relations, Cultural Studies and Economics. We are particularly intrigued by the interdisciplinary nature of these subject areas.

We are passionate about bringing incisive modern scholarship to a global readership, insisting on high quality at every point in the publishing process. We firmly believe in the value of publishing cutting-edge research for a scholarly audience.

We use efficient technologies to reach our readership rapidly in digital and print formats, around the globe.

We are connected to the academic community and enthused by the ways in which technology is changing the way that community works.

We launched the business in London in November 2012, in collaboration with the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group in Washington DC. That link gives us excellent access to the US market, and allows us to combine the flexibility of a start-up with the resources of an established player.