Publish your book

Expression of interest: If you wish to publish your own book, please contact info@codonpublications.com  with the subject line 'Book Publishing'. Include the tentative title of the book and sign off with your full credentials including a valid phone number. No other information is necessary. One of our commissioning editors will contact you within 48 hours for further discussion.

Type of book: The type of book is at your discretion. The following two options may be worth considering: Expert Brief or Expert Monograph.

Expert Briefs: Expert briefs are focused, high-quality, authoritative eBooks on a single subject. They can be written by a single author or a group of authors, not exceeding five. Expert Briefs typically contain about 20,000 words including abstract, figure legends, references, preface, foreword and index. Depending on the number of figures and tables, this will be approximately 50-70 pages in the final published form. Expert Briefs should be organized into separate chapters, with references at the end of each chapter.

Expert Monographs: Expert Monographs are similar to Expert Briefs, but they typically contain about 30,000 – 40,000 words.

An Expert Brief or Expert Monograph might include:

  • An in-depth analysis of a disease mechanism or its management
  • The role of a particular molecule in disease process
  • Cutting-edge advances in biomedical research or patient care
  • A snapshot of emerging topics
  • Clinical guidelines and best practices
  • An in-depth case study or clinical example
  • A series of short case studies
  • Any relevant topics as mutually agreed

The process: All submissions will undergo plagiarism check and independent expert peer review. Based on the assessment, a decision will be made whether to accept the book as it is without any changes or give the authors an opportunity to revise and resubmit. For books with comments for ‘revise and resubmit’, the authors are required to address all relevant comments to the satisfaction of independent reviewers. The independent reviewers will verify the resubmitted contents. Once the independent reviewers are satisfied with the final product, the book will move to the production stage.

ISBN, DOI and format: Accepted books will have an ISBN and DOI. The book will be published as PDF.

Open Access: The book will be open access, freely available to the scientific community and the public under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY NC 4.0).

Copyright: The authors will retain the copyright.

Publishing Fee for Expert Brief: The publishing fee for an Expert Brief of up to 20,000 words is USD 1,500. This cost for a 50-70-page eBook is unapproachably lower than the typical cost of an online-only open access journal article which is typically 9-15 pages.

Printed Books: Those authors who wish their books printed, we provide bespoke printing service. The printed books will be softcover copies, printed in Australia. The cost of printed copies is separate to the cost of eBook mentioned above. We will discuss this with the authors before a final contact is signed.

Publishing fee for Expert Monograph: Please contact us for the cost.

Why is a fee charged? A fee is charged to cover the costs of book production and making it freely available to the scientific community and the public. The typical costs associated with the production of a book include book processing, technology, unrestricted free open access, and post-publication activities.

Book processing: Receiving book proposals, preliminary check of manuscripts to ensure adherence to guidelines, plagiarism check, communicating between authors/reviewers, organizing peer review, receiving revised manuscripts, copyediting, implementing corrections by authors, type setting, layout editing, proof reading, graphic design, cover design, assigning DOI to articles, reference checking, assigning DOI to references, indexing, adding metadata to agreed industry standards, purchasing ISBN and barcodes, and project management.

Technology: Online presence requires a publication platform, hosting, necessary security features and email services.

Unrestricted free open access: All publications are freely available to the public. Anyone with an access to internet can access, read and download your articles without any restrictions.

Post publication activities: Permanent preservation using Portico and other service providers, applying for indexing in various repositories, book promotion and continued online presence.