PubFactory is a mixed-content online publishing platform from Safari Books Online.


Executing a digital business technology transformation under the leadership of CEO Kelly Shergill, Peter Lang will transition all of their journals and books onto PubFactory in Summer 2016.

Peter Lang’s move to the PubFactory online publishing platform will unify their content and business operations to further strengthen Peter Lang’s growing academic brand in the global marketplace.

For over 40 years, Peter Lang has published academic research worldwide and has bridged the gap between theory, research, and teaching. A major shift occurred in 2015 when new management and new ownership took over with Kelly Shergill, CEO and Deputy Chairman of the Board, at the helm whose primary imperative is to drive Peter Lang to the forefront of the rapidly changing international publishing industry.

Kelly Shergill, CEO of Peter Lang AG says, “We are excited to be hosting all of our 55,000+ books and 17+ journals on PubFactory. PubFactory provides Peter Lang with the digital technology to optimize the presentation of our journals and books in a single, unified platform. The cooperation between Pubfactory and Peter Lang has been exceptionally good with both companies having talented teams focusing on the user experience. Peter Lang is an international, multi-language publisher with a significant front list serving a dynamic global market and PubFactory ensures that we can accelerate and adjust as our business evolves.”

Jose Fossi, VP of Client Services for Safari says, “Today, PubFactory is host to 1,100+ journals and 300,000+ books. We are thrilled to partner with Peter Lang to address their content needs and to support their engagement in new ways with a scholarly community that is more tech savvy than ever. Being a platform developed by publishers, PubFactory delivers not just a technology geared to growth, but also services and solutions to enable interoperability with Klopotek and other publishing software systems. This project takes advantage of both our deep expertise with Klopotek and our ability to bring books and journals together on a single platform.”

About Safari

Safari is the leading global platform for technology and business learning with more than 40,000 books, video courses, and articles from top industry experts and publishers on Since 2001, Safari has been connecting the work of the brightest minds with individuals at the world’s most innovative organizations. Safari is also the provider of the scholarly publishing platform, PubFactory.  PubFactory’s technology platform and publishing services have been adopted by innovative publishers like OUP, DeGruyter, and SAGE. Headquartered in Sebastopol, California with offices in Boston and Arizona, Safari is a wholly-owned subsidiary of O’Reilly Media.

About Peter Lang

The Peter Lang Academic Publishing Group publishes 1,800 new titles each year in traditional and digital formats, as well as Open Access and has an active backlist of 55,000 plus titles. For over 40 years, Peter Lang has consistently delivered on its mission of making academic research in the humanities available worldwide. Through its five independent but complementary publishing houses (Switzerland, Germany, USA, UK, Belgium) it provides local expertise to academics,which is key in the humanities and social sciences.

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Michelle Norell, Safari

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