Brookings Institution Press publishes thought-provoking books that make a lasting impact on public policy.

The Brookings Institution Press is the renowned publishing arm of the Brookings Institution, a leading think tank in Washington, D.C. Brookings and its scholars are known worldwide as a trusted resource for rigorous research and innovative ideas across fields such as foreign policy, American politics and governance, current affairs, metropolitan policy, economics, and development.

With a history dating back to 1916, publishing has always been a core part of the Brookings Institution’s mission. Initially focused on institutional research, BI Press has since grown into a respected scholarly press, producing influential peer-reviewed titles that inform critical policy discussions. In 2022, BI Press formed a partnership with Rowman & Littlefield, an independent academic press based in Maryland. This collaboration enables us to disseminate the knowledge and research of scholars from both within and outside the institution to a diverse global audience of readers, researchers, students, and policymakers.

Dive into our catalog of thought-provoking books that inform with clarity and persuade with conviction. Whether you seek to expand your horizons as a reader or as an author ready to shape the conversation, we invite you on an intellectual journey that inspires, challenges, and enlightens.


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The Brookings Institution Press publishes books written by authors who are not otherwise affiliated with Brookings. These manuscripts should be analytical studies of important public policy issues written for a wide audience. Manuscripts accepted for consideration are subject to the peer review procedures Brookings has maintained over the years.

Authors wishing to present a proposal should send a brief prospectus, including a description of the work and its intended audience, table of contents, introduction or sample chapter, expected length, projected schedule for completion of the manuscript, and a brief curriculum vitae. Complete manuscripts should not be sent unless invited. Please note: We do not consider festschriften, memoirs, or unrevised doctoral dissertations.

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