Are you an academic researcher, a clinician, or both?
Have you written a book about medicine and want to publish it?
Below you’ll find 19 top publishers of medical books.
Founded in 1950, Spring Publishing is located in New York City, US. Springer Publishing has been pioneering the medical publishing path since 1950. They are known for publishing informative and educational books in rehabilitation, nursing, psychology, gerontology, and social work. Their books have won several awards like ‘Book of the Year’ from the American Journal of Nursing, to the prestigious AAP PROSE Award.
Each year they publish around 100 high-quality titles in many covering many topics from psychology to nursing. Spring Publishing has been passionate about providing books to both students and professionals for many years. Go to their Author’s Resources to review book proposal submission guidelines, how to prepare your manuscript, and which editor to send your proposal to.
Some of the latest titles to come from Springer Publishing include “Management and Leadership in Social Work”, “Hale’s Medications and Mother’s Milk”, as well as “ Medical Imaging for the Health Care Provider.”
A department of the University of Oxford, Oxford Press University has an illustrious history whose roots date back to 1586. It publishes more than 6000 titles annually across the world in various formats. It produces higher education textbooks, schoolbooks, dictionaries, English language teaching resources, children’s books, monographs, academic journals, and printed music. These titles are usually published by regional publishing branches across the globe (in over 50 countries and usually target local markets. Its works are regular recipients of awards and winners of prizes are national and international levels.
If you’re interested in submitting a proposal for a medical book to the largest university press in the world, take a look at its guidance here.
Located in Abingdon UK, Taylor & Francis Group publishes academic and professional development books on a wide array of disciplines and subjects. They have several imprints where they publish different topics. If you are an author of journal, contact their Author Services sites for information and authoring for their new open-access publishing company Cogent OA. If you are a recognized expert in your field, consider Taylor & Francis group. They have an outstanding reputation for reliability and accuracy, and publish over 5,000 books every year.
Routledge is a leading academic publisher in social sciences and humanities. Every year they publish around 2,000 books. Headquartered in Abingdon-on-Thames, their publishing program offers the highest quality books, online resources, and journals.
Routledge has a few new titles hot off the press that include “Couple and Family Assessment: Contemporary and Cutting-Edge Strategies”, “Young People, Employment, and Work Psychology: Interventions and Solutions”, as well as “ Working with Domestic Violence: Contacts and Frameworks for Practise”.
Today, they have over 35,000 books in print. Routledge is always looking for new books in their five main text types: handbooks and companions, textbooks, professional books, short-form publications, and research monographs. Contact an editor if you are unsure as to what category your book falls in. Each text type has its own set of proposal guidelines which you can find here.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers is located in London and publish books for both the general public and medical professionals. They are known for their credible works on social work, art therapies, and autism spectrum. Mental health, practical theology, counselling, and palliative care are only a few fields they publish. They are always welcoming new books in the areas they publish. Check out their online submissions portal to submit a proposal.
If you have questions regarding the proposal submission process, you can email email@example.com
The American Psychiatric Publishing is a leading premier publisher of books and journals, and multimedia on behavioral science, psychiatry, and mental health. Located in Arlington VA, they offer relevant and science-backed information to aid students and mental health professionals, and psychiatric residents.
APA Publishing was founded in 1981 and has grown to a full-service publishing house. For more information on publishing your medical book with American Psychiatric Publishing, fill out their contact form or email Heidi Koch the editorial support services manager at submissions firstname.lastname@example.org
7. F.A. Davis
F.A. Davis has been around since 1879. What started as a family-run independent medicine, health science, and nursing publishing company, has grown into one of the largest data basis of high-quality resources, texts and references for students, teachers, and medical professionals. The offer web, print, and mobile resources to meet the needs of everyone. Located in Philadelphia, US, anyone can contact FA Davis about publishing on their contact us page.
Woodbine House is located in Bethesda, MD, US. They are a publisher that specializes in evidence-based books about children with special needs. Their books on special needs include topics like special education, AD/HD, down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, inclusion, spina bifida, and communication skills to name a few. To submit a proposal to Woodbine House, fill out their contact page, or email them at email@example.com. For over forty years, Woodbine House has published medical books of the highest quality for teachers, children, parents, therapists, and healthcare providers.
9. ACER Press
ACER stands for the Australian Council for Educational Research, and it is one of the biggest educational research centers globally. Based in Camberwell, Australia, they distribute and create medical and research-based products. This non-profit organization was established in 1930. You can submit any researched or evidence-based manuscripts along with a completed ACER Press publishing proposal form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Elsevier Canada
Elsevier Canada, an organization with nearly 100 employees, is a subsidiary of Elsevier, a world renowned publisher of scientific, technical, and health information products and services in different media formats. Elsevier has 7,000 employees in 73 locations across the world.
Elsevier offers an array of books on many fields of medicine and health like dentistry, medicine, nursing, veterinary, and pharma solutions. Two of the latest medical books hot off the press include “Ethical and Legal Issues in Canadian Nursing” as well as “Mosby’s Comprehensive Review for the Canadian PN Exam”.
To learn about how to submit a proposal to Elsevier Canada for a reference book, you can find manuscript proposal guidance at this page.
Alpha Science International is located in Oxford, UK and is a major publisher in medicine and health sciences. Their textbooks have been used in universities and colleges across the world. They both publish and distribute college and university textbooks.
To contact Alpha Science International about submitting your book proposal, contact them at email@example.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Check out their author guidelines page for details on how to prepare your manuscript correctly.
Remedica is located in London, UK and is a leader in innovative medical and science backed publications. Not only do they offer publishing services, they are essentially an all-in-one content factory and publishing firm.
Interestingly enough, not only do they publish books, they work with writers to design and build scientific platforms, medical educations, and also digital events. If you are able to write creative and effective medical content, reach out to Remedica via their contact page.
The Royal Society is a charitable organization in UK that supports science excellence. Launching the world’s first scientific journal in 1665, they continue to innovate and support the development of authors by delivering high-quality services. The Royal Society supports open access publishing with two journals: Royal Society Open Science and Open Biology. Visit their author guidelines page for an in depth explanation on how to prepare your article to one of their journals or your book for publishing. The Royal Society of Medicine has many resources, services, and events. It is one of the largest and most up-to-date medical libraries in Europe and it is open 24/7.
Fitzhenry and Whiteside are a private family-owned corporation located in Canada. They have deep roots in the North American publishing community and represents an array of well-known publishers on top of publishing their own books. Some titles under their health and fitness category include “Arthritis of the Hip and Knee: The Active Person’s Guide to Taking Charge”, “ Beauty and the Brest: A Tale of Breast Cancer, Love, and Friendship”, and “ The best of Rose Reisman: 20 Years of Healthy Recipes”.
While they are currently not accepting submissions personally, several of their publishing affiliates are. Some of the publishers they distribute include Changing lives Press. Chipmunka Publishing, Inhabit Education, and fRI Research. All of these companies publish works on medical and health science topics.
Greyhound Canada is an extension of Greyhouse Publications located in the US. Their Canadian doors opened in 2006 with its extensive fact-finding resource for chronic and mental illnesses called Health Canada Guide. From publishing this guide, Greyhouse Canada offers Canadians to publish their medical works in both book and digital platforms. Their Health and Education Series holds many titles including “Older Americans Information Resource”. “The Comparative Guide to American Elementary and Secondary Schools”, and “Special Education: A Reference Book for Policy and Curriculum Development.”
Email Stuart Paterson the Managing Editor to find out if your manuscript is a good fit for Greyhouse. Some titles from this publisher include “Diabetes in America”, “The Complete Mental Health Resource Guide”, “The Complete Resource Guide for People with Disabilities”, as well as “The Complete Resource Guide for People with Chronic Illness.”
Publishing innovative and premium content in medical and health science disciplines, SAGE is a leading publisher that was founded 1965 in New York City. With offices in several countries, SAGE is a leading independent publisher. They publish more than 600 books each year in humanities, social science, and medicine.
Most of the books published by SAGE are textbooks, some titles included are: “Children’s Mental Health and Emotional Well-being in Primary Schools”, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Nursing”, and “An Introduction to Mental Health”.
SAGE wants to be the top-force and most widely recognized academic publisher. If you aim to help others and enhance society, send your manuscript to sage. They are always growing their company to include creative authors who write science-backed informative books. Contact the editor in your area of expertise to send your manuscript in.
17. Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin is an Australian based publisher who produces over 250 titles every year in diverse areas like academics, reference work, and even adult fiction. Follow these tips on how to submit a successful proposal and get published with Allen & Unwin. Some titles under Allen and Unwin health category include: “Project Management in Health and Community Services”, “The Meaning of Pain”, and “A Practical Guide to Chronic Pain Management”.
This publisher understands how hard it is to get your work in front of a publisher, so they created an innovative submission system called The Friday Pitch. You can review Allen & Unwin’s submission guidelines right here.
18. CSIRO Publishing
CSIRO Publishing is an independent publisher that works in the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. Founded in 1995 CSIRO publishing covers an array of disciplines like health, plant and animal sciences, and the environment.
CISRO offers an extensive catalogue of an array of topics. New books by this publisher include: “ Natural Defense”, “A Practical Guide to Global Point-of-Care Testing”, as well as “Climate Change Adaptation for Health and Social Services.”
On top of offering publishing services, they also offer a science magazine for kids and other services that complement publishing like writing and grant application workshops. Send your author submission enquiries to email@example.com
Part of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Press printed its first book in 1584. It has published in excess of 53,000 titles in the form of textbooks, bibles, academic journals, reference books, monographs, and English language teaching works. When it comes to academic books, Cambridge University Press publishes in 29 subject areas ranging from humanities and social science to medicine and science and technology.
If you’re interesting in learning about how you can submit a proposal to this famous and oldest publishing house in the world, you can find an extensive guidance document at this page and you can locate the commissioning editors that manage the publishing of medical books here.
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