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 Processing Charges (APC) (Starting at US$ 500)
  • And More.
Why Choose IGI Global?
As a medium-sized, independent publisher, IGI Global is able to provide flexible acquisitions and access options, transparent pricing, and innovative solutions ahead of our competitors. This includes throughout the publishing process, title acquisitions, and beyond. Find below how we can support OA ahead of our competitors:
IGI Global Author Services
Every Journal Undergoes Double-Blind Peer Review Process
Article Processing Charges
US$ 750-US$ 2,000
US$ 850-US$ 11,250
US$ 968-US$ 4,500
Free Use of eEditorial Discovery® Submission System
Read & Publish Model with 100% OA APC Subsidies
Discounted APCs for Developing Countries
Discounted Editorial Services with OA APC Deductions
Integration with ORCID
Published Under Creative Commons License
Formal Letter of Acceptance
Free Publishing Guidelines, User Guides & Research
Layout Editing, Typesetting, and XML/PDF Conversions
Compliance with OA Mandates
Applied to DOAJ and Major OA Repositories
Long-Term Preservation through CLOCKSS
Open Access Journals
IGI Global Offers Over 30 Fully Gold OA Journals Across 11 Core Subjects, Including Business, Education, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, and More
Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC)Open Access
Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM)Open Access
International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI)Open Access
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE)Open Access
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.
All IGI Global Journal & Book Contributors
Receive a 10% Exclusive Discount When Utilizing
IGI Global's Author Services
Copy Editing & Proofreading

Did you know manuscripts with grammatical errors are less professional and deemed less valuable?

IGI Global’s submission guidelines require authors to have their work professionally copy edited prior to final submission. To assist you in this effort and increase the quality of your submission, utilize our English Language Copy Editing and receive the following benefits:

  • Competitively Priced (as low as US$ 0.06/word)*
  • All Editors are Native English Speakers
  • Combined 70 Years of Experience
  • Expedited Turnaround Time(as low as One (1)-Day Returns)
  • Easily Adhere to IGI Global’s Publishing Guidelines
  • APA 7th Edition, MLA, APA, Chicago Style, and More
  • All Edits are Presented via Microsoft Track Changes
  • Certificate of Completion Presented with a Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Cohesive Writing Style for Multi-Authored Manuscripts
  • Get Started and Upload Your Document

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

Scientific & Scholarly Editing

Did you know that the peer review process can take up to 100 days with continual reviewer edits? 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-Day Returns)
  • 350+ Subject-Fields Covered (Business, Education, Medicine, Engineering, and More)
  • Certificate of Completion Presented with a Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Get Started and Upload Your Document

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

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-Day Returns)
  • Affordable Access to Professional Design Needs
  • Export Graphics in a Variety of File Types (.pdf, .jpg, .png, .tiff, etc.)
  • Get Started and Request a Free Quote

If an author chooses to submit their work to an IGI Global OA journal, and their article is accepted, IGI Global will deduct the Author Services fees from the final APC.

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
This journal operates 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. The journal will not publish any material that has been previously published elsewhere. View Full OA Policy
Article Processing Charges

IGI Global Article Processing Charges (APCs) range from US $750 to US $2,000.

What Does IGI Global’s Open Access APC Cover?

In the traditional subscription-based model, the cost to the publisher to produce each article is covered by the revenue generated by journal subscriptions. Under OA, all the articles are published under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license; therefore, the authors or funding body will pay a one-time article processing charge (APC) 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 journal’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 journal and its published contents
  • The fact that all published articles will be freely accessible and able to be posted and disseminated widely by
    the authors
When is Payment Due?

Payment of the APC 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.

APC Subsidizing and Waivers

To assist researchers in covering the costs of the APC in OA publishing, there are various sources of OA funding. Additionally, 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: IGI Global offers flexible Read & Publish and Publish & Read agreements to support the academic community in embracing the OA movement & increasing accessibility of research. These agreements stand out from others in the industry, as based on the agreement reached, it can provide 100% OA article processing charge or chapter processing charge waivers, funding to convert a journal to platinum OA, and/or support for funding an OA reference book. View Your Eligibility for This Funding
  • 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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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.

Inquiries regarding IGI Global’s Open Access Publishing Program can be directed to:
IGI Global’s Open Access Division