100 Palgrave Pivots FREE for 100 hours, starting today

Palgrave Pivot, the mid-length digital-first research format from Palgrave Macmillan, is celebrating its first anniversary by making 100 Palgrave Pivots free to download for 100 hours.

Publishing across the humanities, the social sciences and business, Palgrave Pivot offers an innovative new way to publish academic research. Palgrave Pivot offers authors the flexibility of publishing at lengths between the journal article and the conventional monograph (typically 25-50,000 words), liberating scholarship from the straitjacket of traditional print-based formats and business models.

Carrie Calder, Director of Market Development at Palgrave Macmillan said: “In Palgrave Pivots’ first year, we have published more than 100 titles from world leading authors. This popularity is a testament to the fact that Palgrave Pivot was designed based on feedback from our customers.

“It is also proof of the flexibility of the format.  The speed of publishing has helped the research we’ve published to have an impact on policymaking in ways that might not otherwise have been possible. We’re very proud of reaching this milestone.

Kath Woodward, author of Sporting Times and Professor of Sociology and Head of Department at the Open University, UK said: “I think my project was particularly appropriate for Palgrave Pivot. I wrote the text during the Olympics in 2012 in ‘real time’ so my research had its own timetable which fitted in with Palgrave Pivots’. What made it such a good experience for me was the support I received from Palgrave Macmillan and the efficiency with which the whole process was managed, all of which enabled me to engage in a new and exciting piece of research and develop my arguments about sport and temporalities.”

The promotion will run from 9am on Monday 28th October to 1pm on Friday 1st November.  Further details can be found here – http://www.palgrave.com/pivot/100/