The SFI Press endeavors to communicate the best of complexity science and to capture a sense of the diversity, range, breadth, excitement, and ambition of SFI-related research. To provide a distillation of discussions, debates, and meetings across a range of influential and nascent topics. To change the way we think. 


At its core, the SFI Press seeks to be

  • Enlightening: Complexity defies categorization. As a responsive publishing entity embedded in a leading research institution, we are uniquely positioned to keep pace with new developments in this dynamic and boundary-spanning field.
  • Challenging: Full funding grants us the freedom to pursue insight over profit. Consequently, our volumes can be provocative and eye-opening beyond the limits of a traditional press.
  • Surprising: Our texts are explicitly transdisciplinary, drawing on fields as diverse as paleobiology, historiography, computer science, quantum physics, and medical anthropology.
  • Evolvable: At every stage of publication, the Press strives for nimbleness: moving quickly to circulate new thought incarnating at SFI and throughout the world of complexity science. We aim to bring volumes from submission to print within one year.
  • Affordable: The Press was founded on the principle that excellent scholarship need not be prohibitively expensive. 
  • Collectible: Elegant, accessible and memorable design complements our streamlined publishing model. We produce volumes that are meant to be read, re-read, and wrestled with.


Learn more about the SFI Press and our books.

The SFI Press is supported by the Feldstein Program 
on Law, History, and Regulation, the Miller Omega Program, and the Alana Levinson-Labrosse Visualization Fund.