Open access publishing model to produce high-quality academic books, our experience and expertise in Open Access formats allow us to help universities, academic groups, researchers and journals move to an OA model. Ultimately we are aiming to become the primary hub for free peer-reviewed research in the Management Sciences, Educational Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities in Japan.
Our journals and books are currently read by over hundreds of readers per month over the globe. Our books are uploaded on our website and a number of platforms, such as Google Reader, Open Editions, CNKI China etc. Allowing free access to your research means that more people will be able to engage with your ideas around the world, and provides more opportunity for the citation of your work.
Our authors range from early-career academics to eminent. We offer authors faster publishing times, flexibility to amend and update their work and a greater number of readers. We make publication decisions based on academic merit and public value—rather than commercial considerations—through a peer review and editorial process.
INNOVATIVE MODES OF PUBLICATION
We welcome proposals that engage with knowledge in new ways, and we are willing to help individuals and institutions develop new ways of disseminating research to better inform and interact with readers and researchers. Many of our titles also provide additional digital resources that further enrich the research presented in the book. In this way readers can verify and participate in the academic discussion — and scholars can make further use of the primary material in their academic research.
BEAUTIFUL PRINTED EDITIONS
Besides our digital and online editions, with their many advantages, such as ability to search, we also offer printed books that provide the many other traditional advantages which readers rightly value. In our experience, the two media, that are designed for the convenience of different kinds of readers, complement one another and are able to prosper together. We use print-on-demand technology to provide top quality paperback and hardback editions of each monograph at affordable prices. Our books and journals are printed in the Japan and the Pakistan and can be ordered from any country. Any revenue we generate goes back into publishing more high-quality monographs. We provide paperback and hardback editions that will be distributed through all the traditional booksellers, as well as from our own website. All our books are printed high-quality, and beautifully-designed.
We drastically reduce publishing times. We aim to make publishing decisions within eight weeks of receipt of the full book proposal, and print-on-demand technology allows us to have your book published and available for purchase within a few weeks of the final manuscript being passed as ready. This can be enormously beneficial if you are applying for grants or jobs—your book will be in the public arena sooner.
Rather than having a set print-run for your book, we use print-on-demand technology. This means that it is very easy and inexpensive to amend your book if you want to delete a mistake or add new material.
Leena and Luna International Japan publishes books in any area of the Management Sciences, Educational Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and are also accepting book proposals in Natural and Applied Sciences. Our standard is at least as high as that of the most prestigious academic presses. To ensure that only submissions of the highest quality are published, generally we process your book in the referee system described below. However our aim is to identify the best, or develop what can become the best, in discussion with the author and advisers, not just to follow a mechanistic procedure. So we encourage authors of quality manuscripts who may be inexperienced to get in contact with us to discuss their work.
A submission will only be considered where the manuscript has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. There is no word limit or limit in the number of images included in our books, and other materials, including additional text, visual images (static).
Review Process of Books
All submissions are first considered by the Managing Editor to determine if they are suitable, consulting others, including members of the Editorial Board, as necessary.
Having determined suitability, the Managing Director informs the Board of Directors and is responsible for sending the complete, or near-complete, manuscript to at least two recognized experts for review. Referees are asked to consider the following: (1) overall quality; (2) originality (its contribution to the field); (3) academic standards; and (4) success of synthesis between areas for those submissions purporting to be interdisciplinary. Referees will recommend one of the following options: (1) accept outright for immediate publication; (2) accept subject to minor modification; (3) accept subject to major modification; (4) reject outright.
Authors will be sent anonymised copies of referee comments. Authors are responsible for considering the suggestions and, if they agree, ensuring that necessary amendments are carried out.
Revised manuscripts may be returned to Referees or may be assessed solely by the Managing Director (having reference to the review and recommendations by the referees).
Based on referees reports and their own assessment, the Managing Director will make a recommendation to the President of Leena and Luna international Co. Limited through Board of Directors, who has final responsibility for each decision on each submission.
The Publication Process
Once your submission has been accepted, we ask for a fully proof-read copy of your work, with an index and bibliography. We prefer the MHRA style of citation (we provide our style guide in our information package for authors). Alternatively at the author's request, we will arrange for additional professional proof-reading and copy-editing services if needed.
Once you submit your final manuscript we will check it for consistency and proof-read it in-house. We will then send you a first set of proofs in Word with our comments and corrections highlighted in the text using track-changes. This is the last opportunity for authors to make minor changes in the text.
After last corrections have been approved we typeset the manuscript and send you final proofs in PDF format. No major changes can be made at this stage in order not to disrupt the page layout.
We usually publish the title within a month (and no later than 6 months) of receiving approved final proofs from authors. Your book will be available simultaneously in the free-to-read edition, digital (downloadable) and printed editions. Our titles are available to purchase from our website and from our book distributors and libraries.
As a Humanities, Social Sciences, Management Sciences and Educational Sciences Open Access publisher our priority is to ensure that the best monographs and books are freely available to readers through our online reader. Depending on a number of factors including, for example, the length of the manuscript and number of images, it typically costs USD200-USD1000 to produce and market a book. We ensure sustainability by selling digital and paper copies, and by asking authors to help cover the cost of book production by applying for publication grants from their university and elsewhere. Although publication decisions do not depend on the success of grant applications, grants are vital to sustain our operations and we do ask all our authors to search actively for financial aid. Whenever the grant obtained covers the whole amount needed to produce the book, the PDF edition is also made available for free.
For Further details:
Director (R& D)
Leena and Luna International Pvt Ltd
Chikusei-Shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan.