Research Anthologies - Critical Explorations

About the Collection

To ease collection development for academic, corporate, and joint-use libraries, IGI Global provides a Research Anthologies line, which includes compilations that range from 1-4 volumes in length and contains highly cited research curated by our expert Editorial Team. Containing an extensive overview of a trending topic area, these major references are compiled specifically for libraries looking to enhance their holdings with the most sought-after research findings contributed by leading international researchers, academicians, professionals, and experts within their field of study. They are essential supplements for researchers, faculty, and students who wish to gain a complete knowledge of a specific research area.

Each anthology provides extensive coverage of a cutting-edge area of interest, including the latest fundamental concepts and theories, development and design methodologies, tools and technologies, utilization and applications, organizational and social implications, managerial impacts, critical issues, and emerging trends.

Features of IGI Global’s Research Anthologies:

  • Content hand-selected by an expert Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Team on the latest research advancements found within IGI Global chapters and articles (100% completely unchanged from the original).
  • Published specifically for libraries to ease collection development and provide one all-encompassing resource on emerging topics for upper-level graduate and graduate-level students, researchers, and faculty in a cost-effective and timely way.
  • Produced through a quality-centric, expedited publishing process (as IGI Global is a full member of the international Committee on Publication Ethics)
  • Spans IGI Global’s 11 core subject areas including business, computer science, education, medicine and healthcare, social sciences, and more.
  • Contains research contributed by leading international researchers, academicians, professionals, and experts within their field of study.
  • Allows IGI Global authors' research to become more accessible and visible to a larger community of researchers to increase citations of their work and make it more eligible for indexing in prestigious indices, including Web of Science™ and Scopus®.
  • Available in print and electronic format.

Coverage

Spans IGI Global’s 11 core subject areas, including:

About the Editor-in-Chief of IGI Global's Research Anthologies

Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A
Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour
Executive Editor, IGI Global

Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Executive Editor of IGI Global, has decades of experience and expertise editing authoritative major reference works and scholarly journals. Some of his most recognizable career achievements have been editing the five-volume Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, First Edition (2005) which has now led up to the Fifth Edition set for release in July of 2020. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of the three-volume Encyclopedia of Criminal Activities and the Deep Web (February 2020), the two-volume Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government, and Mobile Commerce (March 2006), along with over 24+ major reference works. Furthermore, he is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of four highly-indexed journals, the Information Resources Management Journal1,, the Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, the Journal of Cases on Information Technology, and the Journal of Information Technology Research. Having collaborated in the academic publishing arena for more than 30 years, he has had the opportunity to conduct his own research and writing activities as well as serve as IGI Global’s Executive Editor, cultivating some of the most innovative research findings from prominent researchers all over the world. His positive experiences leading book and journal projects paired with his strong command of the latest trending research topics inspired these comprehensive research anthologies.

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Prof. Sherif Kamel, American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • Prof. In Lee, Western Illinois University, USA
  • Prof. Jerzy Kisielnicki, Warsaw University, Poland
  • Prof. Amar Gupta, Arizona University, USA
  • Prof. Craig van Slyke, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Prof. John Wang, Montclair State University, USA
  • Prof. Vishanth Weerakkody, Brunel Univeristy, UK

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Recently Released Research Anthologies:

Research Anthology on Clean Energy Management and Solutions
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: June 2021. Copyright © 2021. 2250 pages. $1,795.00
Energy usage and consumption continue to rise globally each year, with the most efficient and cost-effective energy sources causing huge impacts to the environment....
Research Anthology on Small Business Strategies for Success and Survival
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: June 2021. Copyright © 2021. 1700 pages. $1,095.00
Running a small business provides opportunity for greater success, increased growth, and potentially the chance to move to the global business arena, yet also much m...
Research Anthology on Usage and Development of Open Source Software
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: June 2021. Copyright © 2021. 1000 pages. $1,095.00
The quick growth of computer technology and development of software caused it to be in a constant state of change and advancement. This advancement in software devel...
Research Anthology on Nursing Education and Overcoming Challenges in the Workplace
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: June 2021. Copyright © 2021. 525 pages. $495.00
Nursing care professionals are an essential part of the medical profession, known for their care and the assistance that they offer to patients. However, nurses must...
Research Anthology on Strategies for Using Social Media as a Service and Tool in Business
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: May 2021. Copyright © 2021. 2500 pages. $1,695.00
Social media has become an integral part of society as social networking has become a main form of communication and human interaction. To stay relevant, businesses...
Research Anthology on Decision Support Systems and Decision Management in Healthcare, Business, and Engineering
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: May 2021. Copyright © 2021. 1700 pages. $1,495.00
Decision support systems (DSS) are widely touted for their effectiveness in aiding decision making, particularly across a wide and diverse range of industries includ...
Research Anthology on Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: May 2021. Copyright © 2021. 1000 pages. $495.00
As education continues to take great strides to become more inclusive and understanding of diverse students and cultures, teaching practices and methods for learning...
Research Anthology on Military and Defense Applications, Utilization, Education, and Ethics
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: May 2021. Copyright © 2021. 525 pages. $295.00
Military technology is highly advanced in terms of technology being used in the field, computer applications, artificial intelligence, and software applications. The...
Research Anthology on Environmental and Societal Well-Being Considerations in Buildings and Architecture
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: May 2021. Copyright © 2021. 525 pages. $315.00
When it comes to architecture, there has been a focus on sustainable buildings and human well-being in the built environment. Buildings should not only be environmen...
Research Anthology on Privatizing and Securing Data
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Release Date: April 2021. Copyright © 2021. 2250 pages. $1,695.00
With the immense amount of data that is now available online, security concerns have been an issue from the start, and have grown as new technologies are increasingl...