Partnerships and publishing

An important part of our list at RLI is driven by the partnerships we have formed with leading think tanks and academic institutions – and we’re excited by the titles we’ll be publishing together in 2015.



The Tricky Business of Translation

The idea of publishing academic books in translation fills most English-language publishers with anxiety. It is a notoriously complex, not to mention expensive, business and it’s fair to say that most English-language academic publishers are extremely selective when it comes to commissioning translations, if they do them at all.




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.