About Pluto Journals

Pluto Journals is an international, Diamond Open Access, scholarly publisher in the social sciences, it is owned by the not-for-profit Pluto Educational Trust. As such, it plays a unique and valuable role serving the establishment of new fields of critical scholarship. It has proven itself to be part of a global re-orientation of learning that represents scholarship committed to investigating pressing questions of post-colonialism, anti-racist efforts, and social justice.

Its journals cover many of the important societal issues of our day: social justice, international law, Arab and Islamic studies, trade, race and identity, political economy and labour.  The list and its coverage have grown steadily since the company was founded in 2008.  Recent launches include new journals in topics ranging from pan-Africanism and intersectionality to disability studies and Fair Trade. The individual journals are not owned by the publisher but are published under fixed-term contracts.

Our Team


Roger van Zwanenberg
Managing Director 

Over the last 40 years Roger has been Publisher and Head of two independent publishing companies: Zed Books (1976–86) and Pluto Press (1987–2012). In 2009, Roger launched Pluto Journals and continues to manage the company. Roger has been interested in Global Affairs throughout his life, and is the author of Wealth and Power: Global Transformation and Destruction Over 500 years, from 1500 to the Present Day. 


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Eve Kanram
Journals Manager

Eve is the journals manager at Pluto Journals, working to publish our variety of social science journals and manage their promotion. Eve also coordinates projects at the Pluto Educational Trust.



Anne Jeanpert
Finance Manager 

Anne manages the financial side of Pluto Journals, working to ensure our longevity and financial health. Alongside her work at Pluto Journals, Anne is the Finance Executive and Secretary for Pluto Press where she has been since 2005.


Sophi Tranchell Bio

Sophi Tranchell
Marketing Director

Sophi Tranchell is our Marketing and Communications advisor. Her focus is to build awareness of Pluto Journals’ collection of Diamond Open Access, cutting edge, Social Science Journals and to support the journals to increase their usage and impact.  She has 30 years of experience of building independent brands, engaging and inspiring people and creating new markets. 


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Ellie Sugg
Membership Coordinator 

Ellie is our Membership coordinator. Ellie manages membership queries for our 5 membership journals. She also coordinates the Pluto Journals monthly newsletter and updates our social media accounts. 


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Simon Rallison
Director of Strategy

Simon is our Director of Strategy. He’s spent his entire career in academic publishing, particularly journal publishing, working in a range of disciplines and for companies of different sizes, from global corporations to a start-up. He’s sat on industry and society committees and taught on various publishing courses.


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