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Editor Responsibilities
Editor(s)-in-Chief are responsible for the recruitment of and efficient movement of manuscript submissions within the eEditorial Discovery® online submission system, including the assignment of 2-3 reviewers to the manuscript to ensure that each journal article manuscript undergoes the double-anonymized peer review process. The IGI Global Editor’s Guide provides clear direction that supports with the easy and efficient development process of the journal. Learn More
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-anonymized 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
Editorial Policy
IGI Global holds its journals to the highest ethical practices. View Full Editorial Policy
Ethics and Malpractice
IGI Global book and journal editors and authors are provided written guidelines and checklists that must be followed to maintain the high value that IGI Global places on the work it publishes. IGI Global reviewers are an important component of the scholarly process and therefore are instructed to provide comprehensive, detailed appraisals of work that they are reviewing to assist the author in improving the quality and usability of the presented research. It is the policy of IGI Global to maintain high ethical standards in all publications. These standards pertain to all books, journals, chapters, and articles accepted for publication. View Full Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Increasing Submissions and Discoverability
Editor(s)-in-Chief are responsible for the continuous recruitment of submissions for their journal, as well as assisting with its discoverability. By disseminating information about the journal and posting information related to the journal, Editor(s)-in-Chief can increase the discoverability of their journal, which in turn will lead to more manuscript submissions.
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Become an Editor
IGI Global’s expansive collection of scholarly OA journals would not be possible without the expertise and management from our expert Editor(s)-in-Chief. Editor(s)-in-Chief oversee and ensure that there is a continual flow of quality manuscript submissions, assisting IGI Global in raising the visibility of their journal, and more. If you are interested in becoming an IGI Global Journal Editor or have a new proposal for a journal, contact IGI Global’s Acquisitions Team at Learn More
Become A Special Issue Editor
Special Issues are a great way for individuals to take over the editorship duties of a journal for a single themed issue. If you are interested in leading a Special Issue for this journal, we encourage you to submit a proposal to be assessed by the Editor(s)-in-Chief. Learn More
Funding for Open Access Publishing
Editor(s)-in-Chief of hybrid OA are encouraged to secure funding for the journal from a funding body that can assist with offsetting the Article Processing Charge (APC) that contributing authors are required to pay if they choose to publish their work as Open Access.
In the event no such funding is secured, Editor(s)-in-Chief may share funding resources with authors that can assist in covering the costs of the APC. Unlike many other publishers, IGI Global offers flexible subsidies, 100% Open Access APC waivers, discounts, and more.
IGI Global Resources for OA Funding:
  • IGI Global’s OA Fee Waiver Initiative: For any library that invests in IGI Global's InfoSci®-Databases, IGI Global will match the library's investment with a fund of equal value to go toward subsidizing the Open Access APCs for their patrons. This provides authors with 100% OA subsidies to be utilized towards any IGI Global journal. Learn More
  • Discounted Open Access APCs for Low- and Middle-Income Countries: For authors from low- and middle-income countries, IGI Global automatically waives 100% or 50% of journal APCs depending on the author's affiliated country. View Eligible Countries and Learn More
Additionally, find below common OA funding resources that provide additional information on country funding, OA standards, and more.
  • 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.
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Open Access Inquiries
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Discoverability Inquiries
For inquiries involving sharing, promoting, and indexing of manuscripts, please contact the Citation Metrics & Indexing Division:

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