About Us

Westphalia offers attractive terms to authors and an ingenious marketing and distribution approach. We welcome opportunities for collaboration with other organizations to assist with their publishing goals. Currently we are collaborating with American Public University, the World Medical Association, the Quatuor Coronati Lodge in England, and the Bermuda Historical Society. Please send inquiries to Daniel Gutierrez, PSO Executive Director, at dgutierrezs@ipsonet.org.

In addition, Westphalia Press publishes original and classic reprints of scholarly and antiquarian books in a wide range of subjects, including history, health, art, literature, politics, science and government. Our publications have been the subject of articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, and numerous other outlets. Westphalia Press has published over 500 titles, and in addition, the Policy Studies Organization has created more than 300 books in partnership with a number of leading companies, including Macmillan, Lexington, and Gale. Westphalia Press is the imprint and book-publishing division of the Policy Studies Organization. Westphalia Press is part of the Policy Studies Organization longtime mission to disseminate scholarship, widely and cost effectively.

Among Westphalia publishing projects is the reissue of old texts, including once popular novels and children’s books, which among other things provide examples of what we hope are now abandoned attitudes. They provide insights into prevailing bigotries of the times which contradict what the Policy Studies Organization and Westphalia absolutely and vigorously stand against. They are highly useful in demonstrating the evolution of values and how at the time discrimination and hegemony were fueled.  The Harvard libraries certainly agree, as they similarly include dated past examples in their collecting. For an excellent example, see: https://guides.library.harvard.edu/gse/specialcollections/historicaltextbooks

For more than 45,000 often sadly prejudiced textbooks that stoked the flames of imperialism, racism, and religious hatred. These now deservedly obsolete titles are excellent teaching tools. We hope to have a journal that uses the entire Westphalia collections as a base for comment and scholarship, so anyone interested in that project is invited to contact us.  As our choice of titles grow, it will be obvious that we have goals to not just publish but to publish with purpose and the hope of advancing academic conversation on a worldwide basis.