Hermann Publishing House is known for publishing works of quality for a general public, written by academicians or renowned intellectuals. Concerned about avoiding the double pitfall of producing books either too academic or of simple vulgarization, Hermann is one of the last to give importance to the traditional editorial follow up work: the texts must be clear, didactic, intelligible and well-written. They are in the largest part revised by the editors, qualified by Arthur Cohen as "the servants of the written intelligence".
The editorial team drastically selects the new authors in function of their perspicacity, pertinence of their points of view and intellectual value of their manuscripts. This method is followed for all aspects: the meaning of the text, of the author, of his thoughts.
But the meaning of what's written also stands for the understandability of the subject, which gives the possibility to the reader to take pleasure in discovering some new, genuine theses.
Hermann's mark of fabric is derived from this single method, which presents itself equally as a quality criteria, but also as a motto of defense for the books: the written involves an active and strong reflection, and requires a particular effort of intelligence, as much from the author, or the reader, than from the editor.