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.
  • Freely Share Your Research: Through the Creative Commons (CC BY) license, your work is freely and immediately available to the entire global community.
  • Higher Discoverability and Citation Impact: OA content has an 89% higher download rate leading to higher citation impact, credibility, and the chance of being accepted in prestigious indexes, which supports your career and future funding and collaboration prospects.
  • Rigorous and Expediate Publishing Process: All IGI Global OA content receives a rigorous high-quality peer review and production process with the publishing process taking as little as 30 days.
  • Increased Advancement and Collaboration: Paves the way for others to build upon your research for accelerated scientific advancements and increased research collaborations.
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Free use of an advanced manuscript submission system, eEditorial Discovery®, that supports authors and editors with the full management of the project.
Publication via ScholarOne, Editorial Manager, or Research Exchange (dependent on the journal)
Publication via ScholarOne
All journals are registered by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
All journals are registered by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
All journals are registered by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Quality, expediate, advanced publishing process with transparent turnaround times.
Seamless ORCID integration
Seamless ORCID integration
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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 and Scholarly Editing Services to English Language Copy Editing, Translation, as well as Figure, Table, Chart and Equation Conversions, 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.
English Language Copy Editing

IGI Global’s submission guidelines require authors to have their work professionally copy edited prior to final submission. To assist you in this effort, you can rely on our professional native English language copy editors to improve your manuscript’s grammar, spelling, punctuation, terminology, semantics, consistency, flow, and more. Our team of professional editors also has a vast knowledge of IGI Global’s full style and formatting requirements. Learn More

Scientific and Scholarly Editing

IGI Global journals receive thousands of article submissions for consideration. Those that are ultimately published often undergo numerous rounds of revision before they are formally accepted. Having your work evaluated by experts in the field prior to submission ensures your manuscript stands out and is also likely to alleviate multiple rounds of revision requests from the review board and/or Editor(s)-in-Chief. To improve the quality of your manuscript and streamline the process, you can have your manuscript reviewed by a PhD-level expert in your research area of interest to provide a pre-publication (peer review) content review of your manuscript including constructive suggestions and feedback to improve organizational structure, major weaknesses, and more. Learn More

Figure, Table, Chart & Equation Conversion

It is of the utmost importance to have your figures, tables, charts, and equations be clear and of the highest quality to showcase your findings and adequately represent your research. 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 support from a highly qualified design team. With this service, our design team can reduce the burden of delays that can be caused by low-quality figures by providing figure design, enhancement and corrections, image editing and resizing, raw data transformations, equation conversions, presentation and poster design, and much more. Learn More

Translation

Per IGI Global’s submission guidelines, all manuscripts must be submitted in American or British English. To assist those who speak English as a Second Language and to ensure that their work is properly represented, IGI Global offers English translation services from over 70 languages. Learn More

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 Policy
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:  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 toward 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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Contact
All inquiries regarding IGI Global Open Access should be directed to the attention of:
IGI Global's Open Access Team
Phone: 717-533-8845