Publishing Opportunities with LexisNexis

LexisNexis is Australia’s leading legal publisher, providing information, services and technology to professionals around the world. LexisNexis authors are acknowledged experts in their fields, chosen for their commitment to advancing the law by sharing their insight and analysis.

Opportunities are available to become a member of the dedicated author team working on the profession's most trusted publications. Grow your reputation as an expert by contributing to well known and respected titles, or shape the way the law develops by shining a spotlight on an emerging practice area with a new work.

Academic Works

LexisNexis has a proud tradition of publishing quality legal textbooks to suit the needs of students studying law and commerce in Australia. Our aim is to cover a wide range of subjects across legal and business areas while catering to a variety of teaching styles.

We believe there is always scope for new ideas for publications, including fresh approaches to treating some traditional subject matter. If you have a manuscript or an idea for a publishing project, our Commissioning Editors are interested in hearing from you.

Our highly innovative commissioning and development team has a wealth of experience in academic publishing. To help you prepare your proposal, please complete our LexisNexis Author Questionnaire and send to the relevant Commissioning Editor.

How to get involved with our publishing team

Would you like to influence the evolution of LexisNexis products and solutions?

LexisNexis recognises the need to involve legal academics and students in product design and is developing a more collaborative approach to product improvement and development.

We are seeking legal academics and students who may or may not have used LexisNexis solutions who have ever thought if only I could do...' or 'I wish I could find...' or 'it would be great if there was a product that ...' then we would like to hear from you.

There are a number of ways in which you can contribute, from spending 5 minutes completing a survey to being a member of our beta testing team. The participation required, as well as the time commitments, will vary depending on the type of research you choose to join, so you can sign up for just one or select several options. Rewards for participating will be representative of the time and commitment involved.

In-depth Interviews

Our interviews take 45 mins to 1 hour and are conducted in person.

We like to conduct these during business hours at your offices or another convenient location, at a time to suit your schedule. Interviews outside normal business hours can be arranged if required.

We usually conduct these interviews to explore your workflows and gain insight into your daily tasks, to understand the reasons behind your specific usage of information or technology or to share our ideas into proposed design concepts and seek your feedback.

Telephone Interviews

Our telephone interviews usually take 20-30 minutes and may require you to have an internet accessible computer handy. All calls are conducted during normal business hours, at a time convenient to you. We usually focus on a specific topic or user preference for these types of interviews and may direct you to a website for your input on design concepts.


Our surveys are short and to the point, taking 5-10 minutes to complete.

The surveys are emailed to you for you to complete at your convenience, and usually have a required completion timeframe.

We use online surveys to identify and define:

  • broad market demographics (which role, which type of firm, where from etc),
  • information or technology preferences or
  • product usage.


Focus Groups

Our focus groups are usually held as breakfast, lunch or early evening meetings. We invite 4 - 12 participants and discussions usually take 1.5 to 2 hours.

We use the interactive nature of the meeting to explore concepts, understand workflows and gain insights.

Advisory Panels

Our advisory panels are an ongoing commitment so we can build a long-term view of a product's development, soliciting input and feedback throughout the development cycle.

Being a member of an Advisory Panel requires an investment of 1 day or half day face-to-face meeting per quarter and up to 2.5 hours per month for follow up and clarification by phone, email or meeting.

Beta Testing Products

Our beta testers are an integral part of our product development cycle, as well as our ongoing product enhancement programme. Providing feedback on how the product performs in your IT environment is an essential part of our development program.

We will provide pre-launch access to our products and seek formal input and feedback on features and functionality.

We envisage this being an ongoing programme, with varying time commitments depending on the product.

Author Questionnaire

If you would like to get involved please fill out our Author questionnaire and send to Eleanor O’Connor

Eleanor O’Connor – Portfolio Manager
  02 9422 2304
02 9422 2432
Email: eleanor.o’

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