DEStech Publications, Inc., founded in 2001 and located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (U.S.), is an independent academic STM publishing company that develops and publishes original professional books and university textbooks written and edited by scientific researchers. In collaboration with U.S., Japanese, Chinese and European professional societies and conferences, DEStech also provides a wide range of publishing services for the production and distribution of conference proceedings and academic journals.
For authors in science, engineering and technology, DEStech offers high-level academic book publishing that begins with peer reviewing of each book proposal and continues with careful editing by knowledgeable staff, assistance with figures and copyright, expedited book production, and invited author input on the design and appearance of each volume produced.
All DEStech books are marketed, distributed and sold worldwide and long-term. DEStech Publications offers higher than average royalties to authors and at the same time suggests lower student textbook prices to university bookstores.
Full-Service Contract Book Publisher
As a full-service contract book publisher, DEStech is internally and externally structured to meet the publishing needs of societies, conference organizers, and foundations. Its expert in-house staff supports major U.S. and international societies as well as university-based meeting organizers with page layout, book and cover design, and delivery of editorial content in many electronic forms. Externally, DEStech is networked with multiple U.S.-based book producers, which allows very rapid development and delivery of books and electronic products for conferences around the world. In addition DEStech is different in offering worldwide advertising and sales of proceedings books it produces, thus generating post-conference revenue and publicity for future meetings. The DEStech difference is found in the personal attentiveness of its knowledgeable editors and production staff who respond directly and promptly to authors and clients throughout the life of every project it publishes.
DEStech Publications produces virtually all its books, proceedings, and academic journals under its own imprint. In 2014, the company began publishing professional education books through an acquisition of the assets of RLD Publications and Pro>Active Publications. Titles in the area of education may still carry the RLD or Pro>Active imprint.
Additionally, DEStech publishes academic journals in collaboration with other organizations.