Peter Lang launches Open Access book series

The Peter Lang publishing group further expands its Open Access program by launching a new peer reviewed Open Access book series: «Images of Disability. Literature, Scenic, Visual, and Virtual Arts / Imágenes de la diversidad funcional. Literatura, artes escénicas, visuales y virtuales» aims to shed light on cultural representations of disability and the ways in which disability has been portrayed in aesthetic texts over time. Edited by Prof. Susanne Hartwig (University of Passau, Germany) and Prof. Julio Enrique Checa Puerta (University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain), the series comprises edited volumes and monographs in Spanish, English and German. Each publication will be published online in Gold Open Access with a CC BY license and is available through the publishers’ website and the OAPEN library.

¿Discapacidad?, the first title in the series, was published in October 2018 with funding from the University of Passau and is now freely available on The second volume in the series is anticipated for 2019.

We are happy to publish Images of Disability and to add a valuable aspect to our portfolio in Cultural Studies that had been largely neglected in research so far», says Kelly Shergill, Group CEO at Peter Lang. «Our aim is to develop open access options for authors at all levels and we are particularly pleased that we can offer authors a venue for their research that is open to all with this series.»

For general information about the series or to submit a proposal for consideration, please contact Dr. Benjamin Kloss, Senior Commissioning Editor at Peter Lang: