About IGI Global

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA with a subsidiary office (IGI Science and Technology, Ltd.), operating out of Beijing, China, IGI Global is a leading medium-sized independent academic publisher of international scientific research. We are committed to facilitating the discovery of pioneering research that enhances and expands the body of knowledge available to the research community through traditional and open access publishing workflows. Working in close collaboration with expert researchers and professionals from leading institutions, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Tsinghua University, and Australian National University, IGI Global publishes quality peer-reviewed content across 350+ topics in 11 core subject areas. With over 150,000+ industry-leading researchers and experts worldwide contributing to IGI Global’s publications, we ensure that each title contains the most emerging and timeliest research.

To ensure that institutions are able to affordably access this valuable research content, all of these titles are available through the IGI Global e-Book Collection and e-Journal Collection. Additionally, IGI Global offers a full collection of Open Access (OA) offerings, including a portfolio of full Gold OA journals and OA reference book publishing to ensure that research can be easily accessible to the entire academic community. Learn more about our OA opportunities here. Also, view our subject coverage below:

Celebrating over 30 years of publishing excellence, IGI Global boasts an ever-expanding portfolio of reference books, highly indexed journals, and a broad collection of e-Book and e-Journal Collections, hosting IGI Global’s entire collection of advanced e-books and e-journals, covering the most sought-after research concepts on one user-friendly platform. IGI Global’s commitment to providing the highest quality publications, excellent service, and a positive image coupled with a steadfast pledge to put the research community and underrepresented research concepts before profit makes IGI Global a unique and preferred publisher. IGI Global is a full member of the international Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and as such we ensure that only the highest quality and properly vetted content is released to the research community.


IGI Global is a proven, trusted, and reliable source for publishing and disseminating cutting-edge resources that fuel innovations and inspire positive societal changes. IGI Global strives to enhance the current body of scientific knowledge through close collaborations with researchers and scholars worldwide. Through a commitment to sound ethical practices, an agile publishing process, and customer-centric values, IGI Global accelerates the pace of research discoveries.


Our vision is to provide a viable and credible publishing experience for aspiring and prominent researchers who seek to expand the current body of scientific knowledge across diverse fields of study. IGI Global promotes forward-thinking discourse within the academic community by:

  • Mandating a rigorous peer review while maintaining a high level of transparency throughout the entire publishing process
  • Disseminating vetted scientific research rapidly and effectively to a worldwide audience
  • Enabling the expansion and enhancement of emerging research within underrepresented research areas

A Foundation in Diversity

IGI Global has embraced the concept of diversity, equality, and inclusion through international perspectives since the inception of the company. Unlike many other academic publishers, we have driven inclusivity and diversity through all our titles, long before academic diversity was widely encouraged in the academic world. As a publisher, we will continue to support our stance on inclusion of international perspectives above profit, and we will also work directly with our researchers to assist them in combatting discrimination and ensuring that all of our publications undergo a rigorous double-blind peer review process.

Connect with Us

IGI Global aims to constantly innovate our methods and processes, including how we connect with researcher, librarians, and others in the scientific research arena from around the world. You can find us on these social media platforms, where we share various news, updates, and highlight our contributors and new and exciting research.

Twitter is quickly evolving into a new way for researchers to connect on topics they have in common.
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LinkedIn is a powerful, professional networking tool where academics are coming together to share workplace issues that impact their field, their passions, and institutional connections.
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Facebook is a multi-faceted platform that many in the academic field are using to find and connect with like-minded individuals.
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Instagram is where you can get to know IGI Global's people. We use this to share interest pieces on researchers, and we will be sharing our own stories to show the human side of IGI Global. Follow us @igi-global.
WeChat is how we connect with an international audience of researchers with Mandarin Chinese as their primary or preferred language. Connect with our account to receive updates about the latest research via instant messaging, social media, and more.
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