About Us

Our Program
We established transcript in the late 1990s in order to provide an editorial service for innovative and critical research. This commitment has formed our unique and broad yet well-balanced program that contributes high-quality publications to the latest debates in various academic disciplines. Along with classical scholarly formats we also publish stimulating, readable essays which find significant audiences also beyond the academic sphere. 

The Publishing House
transcript is one of the leading academic publishers in German-speaking countries. We focus on works in the cultural studies and the social sciences, in history, philosophy, and in cultural management. We cover these fields with more than 100 book series, approximately 400 new releases per year in German and English as well as a backlist of over 3500 titles. 

A Striking Look
Since the birth of our publishing house, one of our main aims has been to give innovative content an unmistakable look – a maxim of which our design team has never lost sight. This investment that distinguishes transcript from most other publishers in the field is not just a gesture of respect to our authors and their projects but also part of our commitment to make every single new release special and unique.