About IGI Global

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA, IGI Global is a rapidly growing, mid-sized, independent international academic publisher dedicated to releasing high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly research publications in the three major academic subject areas of Business & ManagementScientific, Technical, & Medical (STM); and Education. Our commitment is to advance the discovery of pioneering scientific research promptly through swift and agile processes, with books released in approximately 6-9 months from start to finish. With more than 200,000 research collaborations with experts from leading institutions around the world, IGI Global anticipates publishing over 1,000 books in 2025, positioning our publishing output among the industry’s giants with centuries of history. Our Open Access Journal Program includes nearly 200 fully open access journals, making IGI Global one of the largest 100% open access journal publishers in the world. Through traditional book publishing and open access options, IGI Global strives to bring cutting-edge research at the pace of innovation, ensuring that tomorrow’s research is published today.

Celebrating over 35 years of publishing excellence, IGI Global boasts an ever-expanding portfolio of reference books published within an impressive 3-9 months, highly indexed open access (OA) journals, and a broad selection of e-Collections, covering the most sought-after research concepts and hosted on one user-friendly platform. Additionally, IGI Global offers a full collection of open access offerings, including a portfolio of nearly 200 fully OA journals to ensure that research can be fully, immediately, and freely accessible to the entire academic community. Learn more about our OA opportunities here.

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. View our subject coverage below, along with the fields included within each:

Business & Management
  • Business and Management
  • Government and Law
Scientific, Technical, & Medical (STM)
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Security and Forensics
  • Life Sciences
  • Medicine and Healthcare
  • Education
  • Library and Information Science
  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Media and Communications


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. Since the time of our conception more than 35 years ago, IGI Global has had the pleasure of working with thousands of scholars around the world by adhering to proper scientific rigor that focuses on the merit of publishing quality research, rather than solely focusing on the potential for profit.


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 and Inclusion

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. IGI Global works with over 200,000+ researchers from around the world, 40% of whom hail from non-Western countries. 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-anonymized peer review process.

IGI Global publishes important, yet niche areas of research, where in some cases these books sell a small number of copies due to the extremely narrow and forward-thinking concepts presented by the small groups of pioneering researchers. IGI Global provides equitable publishing opportunities for all aspiring and established authors worldwide. We work closely with a network of third-party partnerships with wholesalers, booksellers, and jobbers to distribute and sell the books throughout global markets. For many of our overseas distribution partnerships, especially in developing countries, we offer discounts to appease taxes, customs, and general distribution costs with enough savings for the customer to affordably acquire the book.


Combatting Unethical Publishing Practices

The topic of “predatory publishers” is currently an obstacle facing the scholarly publishing industry. Unfortunately, many committees at institutions (large and small) are finding they do not have many internal resources to establish predatory from non-predatory publishers and are leaning heavily on misinformation that is circulating within the publishing ecosystem. In this day and age, there are in fact many profit-driven publishers looking to exploit researchers. Since the time of our conception more than 35 years ago, IGI Global has had the pleasure of working with thousands of international scholars around the world by adhering to proper scientific rigor that focuses on the merit of publishing quality research, rather than solely focusing on the potential for profit. IGI Global specializes in publishing niche reference books to provide a wide range of quality research resources to the academic community, and we value the availability of specialized research over profiteering from our book sales.

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.
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