About the Press
Our Company: We are located in Brisbane, Australia. The company is registered in Australia under ABN 66856928087. 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, PubMed and Portico. Services for doi and plagiarism check are provided by Crossref. Book printing services are provided by Printcraft, Australia. International postage is handled by DHL.
Our History: We commenced operations as Codon Publications (https://codonpublications.com) in April 2014, publishing the first journal that year and the 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 display of chapter-level metrics and the creation of rich metadata were features not possible with the previous publishing platform. 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.
Our focus and scope: We publish peer-reviewed, open access books in the field of health, life and biomedical sciences. Our focus is to provide a high-quality publishing service to our authors, and contents to the scientific community. Our scope is to become a trusted publisher of high-quality open-access books.
Our promise: We will ensure that our publications are of the highest quality. We will never compromise on quality.
Our location: We are in Australia, in the state of Queensland.
Our publishing formats: Our books are available in html, pdf and xml formats. Also, hardcover copies of the books are produced.