Publishing Support

At Lex Academic, we offer a range of proven publishing support services, from pitching and polishing academic book proposals, to copyright procurement and permissions.

We help academic authors and editors with a broad range of publishing support services

At Lex Academic, we empower you to place your work in career-enhancing outlets through exemplary editing and unmatched acquaintance with journal processes and expectations. We assist ambitious writers with every aspect of their publication journey. Whether you are looking to have your monograph translated into another language, or you are seeking assistance in procuring global image permissions from a national museum or university archive, we have the network and know-how to expedite the publishing process. Working to exacting deadlines, we have collaborated with authors of bestselling non-fiction trade books with the likes of Oxford University Press, to editors of multi-authored volumes with Bloomsbury Publishing. We provide the finest editorial assistance every step of the way.

Publication consultancy

Our Founding Editor, Professor Constantine Sandis, has helped hundreds of academics worldwide win contracts with university presses and publishing houses, enabling promotion and tenure within competitive academic faculties. As Lex Academic’s Publication Consultant, Professor Sandis skilfully appraises book proposals for the likes of Routledge, Oxford University Press, and Palgrave Macmillan (amongst others), providing truly invaluable feedback on how to make your proposal as attractive as possible to your dream publisher.

Following consultation with Professor Sandis, we are able to collaboratively draft and edit your book proposal with your target publisher in mind. We have helped our clients obtain contracts with the biggest publishing houses, including Cambridge University Press and McFarland. We are especially experienced in transforming PhD theses into book manuscripts and pitching these to leading publishers.

Can we help with anything else?

Ensure your entire manuscript is submission-ready with our bespoke Indexing and Bibliography Compiling services. We also purvey extraordinary academic proofreading, copy-editing, and substantive editing. Our impeccable author services include correcting all typographical, spelling, and grammatical errors. Where desired, we can make stylistic and substantive changes to your work that promise a powerful first impression with major publishers. Our authors have published with all of the top-tier publishing houses, including Bloomsbury, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Penguin, Peter Lang, Princeton University Press, and Routledge.

Authors or publishers interested in our services should get in touch with our Managing Editor detailing their editorial requirements and publication ambitions.

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Academic Proofreading

Proofreading is for those clients who need the peace of mind of knowing that their manuscript is absolutely fault-free.


Academic Copy-Editing

Copy-editing is for those clients who are hoping to improve the overall style and concision of their writing, while making a guaranteed impression with academic journals.

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Substantive Academic Editing

Substantive editing is for those clients whose writing expects to reach a wider public, owing to which it needs to be truly extraordinary.

Book Indexing Services

Lex Academic crafts dedicated indexes for personal names (index nominum), places (index locorum), and words (index verborum).

Lex Academic copyedited my new book for Oxford University Press. I was extremely impressed with the entire editorial process, which significantly shortened the time I would have needed to submit the manuscript to the publisher. The editing was excellent and delivered in a timely manner. The editor was careful and meticulous, suggesting very well-judged, editorial interventions. Lex Academic offers an outstanding service and I do not hesitate to recommend it to all researchers in need of rigorous, academic, editorial support for their publications.

Professor Luciano Floridi (Oxford Internet Institute)