Book Authors and Book Editors


We invite you to join a community of world-renowned thought leaders who have partnered with Elsevier.

Elsevier has a proud publishing history built on valued partnerships with authors to bring quality products to professionals and institutions throughout the world. Today, as an information analytics company on the forefront of digital innovation, Elsevier’s commitment to these content partnerships has not wavered.

When you partner with Elsevier, you will work with a dedicated team of professionals to create content that is optimized for delivery in a variety of electronic formats, including potential publication on the leading full-text scientific database ScienceDirect, which reaches more than 16 million users worldwide, or ClinicalKey, a medical search engine and database. When appropriate, books are also submitted to Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings.

With its new end-to-end online content creation platform Elsa, Elsevier helps you reach more readers, save time and create content that’s available to anyone, anywhere, at the time they need it most.

And once that content is created, our marketing and sales team promote your work while giving you the tools to promote it, too.

Content types

We offer a range of digital and print products to suit different subject areas, information types and customer needs. These include: reference, textbooks, fast-turn content, Major Reference Works, Reference Modules, stories and serials, laboratory and practical manuals, and atlases.

Although this is not an exhaustive list, the following are the broad subject areas in which we are looking for content:

  • Applied Computing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Research
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Education
  • Continuing Medical / Health Education
  • Data and Analytics
  • Earth Science
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Life Sciences
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Medical Education
  • Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Surgery
  • Sustainability Science
  • Transportation

Submission process

Now that you have decided to partner with Elsevier, the next step is to create a proposal. Download and fill out the proposal and send the completed form to our proposal mailbox including the following details in the subject line of your email:

  • Proposal in [subject area] / [author name: working title]
    E.g. Proposal in mechanical engineering / Smith: Advances in Applied Mechanics

Thank you for considering Elsevier as your publishing partner.