As an independent press, Edward Elgar Publishing offers a uniquely responsive service tailored to each project. From initial commissioning, through to marketing the finished book, our dedicated teams work closely with our authors – whether newly published or well established - to keep them involved and informed.
Your book will sit in good company – many of our authors are recognised as leading scholars and professionals in their fields. Numbered amongst them are several Nobel Laureates.
All of our work is peer-reviewed by subject specialists to ensure the very best quality. We do this promptly upon receipt to avoid any delay. Your dedicated commissioning editor will keep you fully informed throughout the process.
Watch the video to learn more about the commissioning process and our author friendly approach to academic publishing.
Our experienced production team will produce a book you will be proud of. All of our manuscripts are copy-edited and proofread in the UK to ensure optimum quality and will be finished to the very highest standard. Your desk editor will be in close liaison during the processing and production stages, involving you in important decisions such as book jacket design.
International dissemination & marketing
We work with academics, booksellers, professionals and libraries around the globe, reaching over 140 countries.
From catalogues and conferences, to our eBook platform and social media channels, information on your book will be disseminated widely by our international marketing teams. Our well-established global reputation will get your book noticed and we will ensure it is readily available across the world.
We recognise the importance of getting your work cited. To maximise visibility our books are included in the Thomson Reuters’ Book Citation Index and Scopus.
Society partners & international organisations
Edward Elgar Publishing enjoys successful collaboration with a number of society partners including the Asian Development Bank, United Nations International Development Organization and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.
Our partners choose us for our reliable and responsible service, the majority publishing with us over many years, benefiting from the continuity of service.
Don’t just take it from us…
Whatever their views about the merits of the contents, almost everyone who has seen my book has had nothing but praise for its production and appearance. This was my view too when I first saw it - it is a superlative production in every way: its cover, paper, print, figures and diagrams. Thank you and everyone at Edward Elgar so much for not sparing any effort to make it so attractive.
Heat, Greed and Human Need
'Since 1995 all of our Yearbooks have been published by Elgar and during this period we have established an excellent working relationship. We are very satisfied with the service Elgar is providing and intend not only to continue but also to expand the scope of our partnership for future publications.'
'I have always found our publishing relationships very fruitful. Edward Elgar have always approached everything in a very professional way. As the IEA only publishes peer reviewed material, we have particularly appreciated the way in which you have conducted the reviewing procedures and used those reviewing procedures to ensure that the books that you produce in association with us are of the necessary academic standard. In addition the production quality is very high and, as is a requirement of IEA authors, the exposition is clear.'
Institute of Economic Affairs
'Elgar have proved a reliable and responsive partner. Without exception, their staff are a pleasure to work with, communicative and quick to understand FAO's needs, including our legal and contractual requirements.'
Publishing Planning and Rights Manager, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
'The Institute of Developing Economies is extremely satisfied with our publishing relationship with Edward Elgar. We highly appreciate their advice on volume titles, sound copyediting and production processes, cover design, and promotional and marketing activities.'
Director, Publication Planning and Editorial Division, IDE-JETRO, Japan
'Edward Elgar Publishing is one of IDRC’s regular co-publishers. The quality of Elgar’s publications is top-notch and its books are well promoted and distributed. Elgar responds promptly to new proposals as well as to day-to-day communications. Elgar is a publisher that is both respected by our authors and trusted as a partner to IDRC.'
'Over the course of publishing seven volumes on current and emerging themes in environmental law as part of the ongoing IUCN Academy of Environmental Law series, we have developed a great appreciation for the conscientious professionalism demonstrated throughout the ranks of editorial and production staff representing Edward Elgar Publishing. Developing, producing and promoting solid academic work are all part of a very effective continuum of partnership and service between the Academy and EEP which we value highly.'
Directors, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
'The level of professionalism in working with Edward Elgar Publishing is exceptional. Working with them on the USASBE Annals has been an absolute joy.'