Springer VS

In a game of chess, a knight has access to all fields of the board. The German word for knight is “Springer”.

Meet the division Springer VS for a perspective on all things cultural!


Springer VS is part of Springer Nature, a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s most influential journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media. Founded in 2012, Springer VS is the result of the fusion of VS Verlag, founded in 2004 (Westdeutscher Verlag 1947 | Leske + Budrich 1974) and Springer’s German-language social sciences program to form Springer VS. In the field of Media Studies, they are especially interested in publications on film sociology and cultural representation in the media.

emig2Connect with Barbara Emig-Roller

Barbara Emig-Roller will be represented through Katharina Gonsior at the NECS Conference 2016 in Potsdam.

  1. Which digital strategy does your publishing company follow and which part does connectivity – the main topic of the NECS conference – play in your daily work?

In the fiel of academic publishing, digital formats have long grown into a self-evident practice. Springer Nature’s strategy is „digital first“ – which means that every publicatoin will first be produced digitally and then adjusted to fit other channels and formats – such as print or mobile.

  1. Why and how does your publishing house work in the field of film and media studies?

SpringerVS has expanded its portfolio in the field of Media Studies/Film for a few years now, as it provides a useful content-related expansion of our existing, more sociology-oriented media program. Especially interdisciplinary references to other sections such as sociology or cultural studies, which emerge from media research, are appealing and important to our entire program.

3. Tell us about your own first work as an editor in your publishing career – what can you remember?

That should have been 1992 and is therefore a couple of years ago. A lasting memory will forever be the exciting moment the first printed copy landed on my desk. It stood out due to a certain pride to have supervised a complete project from the first manuscript to its release.


Springer VS at the NECS Postdam 2016 Publishers Forum

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