Aim and Scope: Exon Publications aims to publish high-quality, peer-reviewed, books in the fields of health and biomedical sciences. The focus is to provide an excellent publishing service to our authors, and contents to the scientific community. This is achieved by finding appropriately qualified editors, providing exceptional editorial service, publishing the chapters in pdf, html and xml formats, making the contents freely available, and getting the books indexed in reputed repositories like NCBI/NIH Bookshelf, PMC, PubMed, and Europe PMC.

The Company: Exon Publications is in Brisbane, Australia. The administrative aspects are done in Australia. The infrastructure for publication and technical support for online presence is provided by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), Simon Fraser University, Canada. Post-acceptance processing of chapters is delegated to various companies. Permanent preservation of published articles is done via NCBI/NIH/NLM Bookshelf and PubMed. Services for doi and plagiarism check are provided by Crossref. Book printing services are provided by Printcraft, Australia. International postage is handled by DHL.

History: We commenced operations as Codon Publications and published our first book in November 2015. Since the publishing platform of books had limited functionality, a decision was made to implement a new publishing platform. Hence, Exon Publications was founded. In January 2020, we migrated all books that have been published under Codon Publications to Exon Publications. The editors and the authors for correspondence of each book/chapter were notified of these changes. NCBI Bookshelf and Crossref were informed, and appropriate recommendations have been implemented.

The new publishing platform makes the submission and review process simpler for authors, reviewers, and editors. The previous platform allowed the publication of only the pdf format of a chapter. The new publishing platform, in addition to the pdf format, enables the publication of abstract, html and xml of each chapter separately. We retrospectively created html and xml versions of previously published chapters and uploaded to the system. The public display of chapter-level download statistics and number of citations was not possible with the previous publishing platform. With the implementation of the new system, these can be viewed below the abstract of each chapter. We hope these measures will contribute to a wider exposure of the chapters to the scientific community. We are committed to keeping abreast with improvements in technology, in turn, enhancing service provision to our authors and editors.