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IGI Global Open Access
As an academic publisher at the forefront of advancement for over 30 years, IGI Global OA provides quality, expediate OA publishing with a top-of-the-line production system backed by the international Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). With a streamlined publishing process, flexible funding options, and more, researchers can freely and immediately share their peer-reviewed research with the world.
  • Rigorous and Expediate Publishing Process
  • Research Is Fully Free and Accessible to All (Creative Commons BY License)
  • Increased Discoverability of Published Content (89% Higher Download Rate)
  • Acceleration of Citation Impact & Increased Indexing Potential
  • Greater Visibility & Wider Professional Recognition
  • Opportunities for Networking & Collaboration
  • Supports Overall Career Advancement
  • Affordable Article/Chapter Processing Charges (APCs/CPCs) (Starting at US$ 500)
  • And More.
Open Access Books
Deaf Education and Challenges for Bilingual/Multilingual Students
Deaf Culture in Inclusive SchoolsOpen Access
Policies, Practices, and Protocols for the Implementation of Technology Into Language Learning
Supporting Language Learning With OERs and Open-Authoring Tools
Open Access
Handbook of Research on Challenging Deficit Thinking for Exceptional Education Improvement
Defying Deficit Thinking: Clearing the Path to Inclusion for Students of All AbilitiesOpen Access
Advancing Health Education With Telemedicine
Updating Training in the Medical Field: The TARGET Model and Its Applications to Remote LearningOpen Access
Why Choose IGI Global?
As one of the few independent academic publishers remaining in the industry, we offer much more flexibility, innovation, and agility which provide us much more sensitivity toward the needs of our stakeholders. This includes throughout the publishing process, title acquisitions, and beyond. Find below how we can support OA ahead of our competitors:
Services & Offerings
IGI Global Author Services
Springer
Wiley
Every Book Undergoes Double-Blind Peer Review Process
Read & Publish with 100% Open Access Chapter Processing Charge Conversions
Free Use of eEditorial Discovery® Submission System
Line-By-Line Professional Copy Editing & Proofreading
Published Under Creative Commons License
Author Services
IGI Global’s Author Services provide high quality, affordable, and expeditious content and editing services ranging from Scientific & Scholarly Editing Services to Copy Editing & Proofreading, ideal for polishing your manuscript prior to submission. Professional editing improves the quality of work, leading to minimized revision times and increased potential for acceptance by eliminating the distractions that poor quality content can cause.
10% Contributor Discount for Author Services
Scientific & Scholarly Editing

Save time throughout the publishing and peer review process, as well as increase the quality of your manuscript through utilizing our Scientific & Scholarly Editing. Additionally, having your work evaluated by experts in the field prior to submission ensures your manuscript stands out against thousands of other submissions. Benefits of this
service include:

  • Competitively Priced (as low as US$ 0.10/word)*
  • All Reviewers are Ph.D.-Level Experts in Their Field
  • Two independent reviews of your document
  • Assists in Organizing Key Ideas and Concepts in the Most Comprehensive Way
  • Expedited Turnaround Time (as low as One
    (1)-Day Returns
    )
  • 350+ Subject-Fields Covered (Business, Education, Medicine, Engineering, and More)
  • Certificate of Completion Presented with a Satisfaction Guarantee

*Documents longer than 30,000 words are subject to extended timelines for completion. Rush deliveries are available for an additional fee.

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Figure, Table, Chart, & Equation Conversion

Struggling with making your figure, table, chart and equations publication quality and adhering to IGI Global’s standards?

To assist in ensuring that all visual elements within your manuscript are clear and concise, and to mitigate any potential delays during the development phase due to poor quality, IGI Global offers Figure, Table, Chart, & Equation Conversion service. Benefits of this service, include:

  • Designs Tables, Figures, & Charts to IGI Global’s Standards and Guidelines
  • Competitively Priced Against Comparable Services
  • Expedited Turnaround Time (as low as Three
    (3)-Day Returns)
  • Affordable Access to Professional Design Needs
  • Export Graphics in a Variety of File Types (.pdf, .jpg, .png, .tiff, etc.)

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Take Advantage of Our 10% Discount on Author Services

Authors who seek to publish their manuscript with us and who have had any IGI Global Author Services completed on their work prior to submission or during the review process enjoy the benefits of enhancing their research quality, which subsequently increases the likelihood of acceptance and higher citation impact.

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Publication Models
IGI Global reference books have two publication models:
gold oa lock The Gold Open Access publication model is used for books (authored or edited book manuscripts) that are exclusively published as open access. All accepted chapters for Full OA Books will be published in an OA format. This type of book does not have an alternative standard option to choose to publish under.
  • Authors or editors have an opportunity to secure funding to have their book project published as OA, in the form of a Book Processing Charge (BPC), or they may opt to have the chapter authors (in the case of an edited project) pay Chapter Processing Charges (CPCs) following the double-blind peer review if their work is accepted.
  • There can be multiple funding sources for open access books that can be secured by either one individual or institution or many individuals or institutions.
  • IGI Global’s BPCs are mutually beneficial to both publisher and contributor. This BPC or CPC offsets the costs associated with the production of the work, rather than relying on readers to purchase.
  • All accepted chapters for Full OA Books will be published in an OA format. This type of book does not have an alternative standard option to choose to publish under.
  • Ideal for researchers looking to make their work freely and immediately available online without any reading fees.
Below is an example of the process for Open Access Publishing in a Gold OA Book:
Submit Book Proposal Under Gold OA
OA FundingSecured & BookContracted
Peer Review& DevelopmentProcess
ContentFinalized
Book Freely Accessible with a CC BY 4.0 License Held by Author
Below is an example of the process for Open Access Publishing in a Gold OA Book:
Submit Book Proposal Under Gold OA
OA FundingSecured & BookContracted
Peer Review& DevelopmentProcess
ContentFinalized
Chapter Freely Accessible with a
CC BY 4.0 License
Held by Author
hybrid oa lock The Hybrid Open Access publication model is used for edited book manuscripts that contain a blend of open and non-open access chapter content. These publications offer Chapter-Level Open Access publication, where contributing authors can choose whether to publish their chapter under OA or traditional non-OA. If the author opts to publish their chapter as OA, the author or their funding body is expected to pay a Chapter Processing Charge (CPC) following the double-blind peer review process if the work is accepted.
  • The payment of the CPC is to make the chapter freely available online while also included as part of a hybrid OA book project.
  • With this option, the published chapter is immediately made freely available without any embargo.
  • Should authors be interested in retroactively adjusting the publication model of their chapter from standard access to OA, we are happy to accommodate. The chapter authors will need to pay a discounted CPC in order to have the work adjusted and made freely available to the research community.
  • Ideal for researchers looking to make their work freely and immediately available online without any reading fees
Below you will find the process of a submitted chapter in an IGI Global Book:
Submit Chapter
to a Book
Publish UnderFree StandardModelPublish UnderOA Model
ChapterAccepted AfterPeer Review
OR
ChapterAccepted AfterPeer Review
Does NotPay a FeePay CPC
Chapter Accessible After Purchase & Copyright Transfers to Publisher
Chapter Freely Accessible with a
CC BY 4.0 License
Held by Author
Below you will find the process of a submitted chapter in an IGI Global Book:
Submit Chapter
to a Book
Publish UnderFree StandardModel
OR
Publish UnderOA Model
ChapterAccepted AfterPeer Review
ChapterAccepted AfterPeer Review
Does NotPay a Fee
Pay CPC
Chapter Accessible After Purchase & Copyright Transfers to Publisher
Chapter Freely Accessible with a
CC BY 4.0 License
Held by Author
IGI Global offers OA Publishing in all of our scholarly books in 11 Core Subjects with the ability to search by active call for chapters and by book or topic.
Peer Review
The peer review process is the driving force behind all IGI Global books and journals. All IGI Global reviewers maintain the highest ethical standards and each manuscript undergoes a rigorous double-blind peer review process, which is backed by our full membership to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The full publishing process and peer review are conducted within the IGI Global eEditorial Discovery® online submission system and on average takes 30 days. Learn More
Open Access Licensing
A portion of IGI Global books operate under a Gold Open Access (OA) Model. As Gold OA, authors receive the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licensing arrangement. The copyright for the work remains solely with the author(s) of the article. Others may distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, without asking prior permission from the publisher or author and so long as they credit the author for the original creation. All authors are required to sign an author's warranty stating that the materials are original and unpublished elsewhere. These books will not publish any material that has been previously published elsewhere.
Book and Chapter Processing Charges

IGI Global Book Processing Charges (BPCs) range from US $13,000 to US $32,500. IGI Global Chapter Processing Charges (CPCs) are US $2,300.

What Does IGI Global’s Open Access BPC and CPC Cover?

In the traditional subscription-based model, the cost to the publisher to produce each chapter is covered by the revenue generated by book sales. Under OA, all the chapters are published under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license; therefore, the authors or funding body will pay a one-time book or chapter processing charge to offset the costs of all of the activities associated with the publication of the article manuscript, including:

  • Digital tools used to support the manuscript management and review process
  • Typesetting, formatting and layout
  • Online hosting
  • Submission of the book’s content to numerous abstracts, directories, and indexes
  • Third-party software (e.g. plagiarism checks)
  • Editorial support which includes manuscript tracking, communications, submission guideline checks, and communications with authors and reviewers
  • All promotional support and activities which include metadata distribution, press releases, promotional communications, web content, ads, fliers, brochures, postcards, etc. for the book and its published contents
When is Payment Due?

Payment of the BPC or CPC fee (directly to the publisher) by the author or a funding body is not required until AFTER the manuscript has gone through the full double-blind peer review process and the Editor(s)-in-Chief at his/her/their full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-blind peer review process. Please note that IGI Global cannot schedule the article for publication or publish the article until payment has been received.

*If the funding body requires invoicing prior to acceptance, please contact openaccessadmin@igi-global.com to make arrangements.
IGI Global Resources for OA Funding:
  • Acquire & Open: When your library acquires an IGI Global e-Book and/or e-Journal Collection, your faculty’s published work will be considered for immediate conversion to Open Access (CC BY License), at no additional cost to the library or its faculty (cost only applies to the e-Collection content being acquired), through our popular Transformative Open Access (Read & Publish) Initiative.
  • Books and chapters published via the traditional, subscription-based model (not open access) do not require the payment of an processing charges as the publication costs associated with these articles are covered by the revenue generated through book sales.

Additionally, find below common OA funding resources that provide additional information on country funding, OA standards, and more.

  • Refer to IGI Global's list of foundations and institutions that provide Open Access Funding Resources.
  • Sherpa Juliet  is a searchable database of research funders' OA policies.
  • The Open Access Directory maintains a list of institutional funds for OA publishing.
  • SPARC  maintains a list of North American universities and university libraries with OA funds.
IGI Global Open Access Collection

Access All IGI Global Open Access Research Through IGI Global Open Access Collection

IGI Global Open Access Collection provides all of IGI Global’s open access content in one convenient location and user-friendly interface that can easily searched or integrated into library discovery systems.

Contact
Inquiries regarding IGI Global’s Open Access Publishing Program can be directed to:
IGI Global’s Open Access Division
openaccessadmin@igi-global.com