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IGI Global Open Access
When you publish under the OA model with IGI Global, you enable your work to be viewed by millions of readers worldwide immediately after publication and you are able to experience our personal support and commitment to editorial service. This includes:
  • Timely Publication: Quick Turnarounds & Prompt Peer Review (No Embargoes)
  • Continuous Support: In-House, Personalized Service Throughout the Entire Process
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Proprietary Technologies & Integrations With Major Open Access Platforms
  • Diverse Options: Individual APCs, Platinum Funding, Institutional Open Access Agreements, & More
  • Research Advancement First: IGI Global Prioritizes Research Over Profit by Forfeiting Subscription Revenue
  • Unmatched Transparency: Comprehensive Visibility in Processes, Licensing, & More
  • Rapid Transformation: IGI Global is One of Few Publishers That Have Completed the Open Access Transition
  • Independence and Integrity: IGI Global is Committed to Maintaining its Autonomy as an Independent Publisher
  • Medium-Sized, Yet Powerful: IGI Global Offers Advantages of a Medium-Sized Publisher With the Reach of a Larger Publisher

Once you identify the target journal, follow the simple steps below to submit your manuscript and view the steps that your article will undergo. This publishing process is fully conducted in the eEditorial Discovery® submission system.

Step 1

Ensure that your manuscript adheres to IGI Global’s Submission Guidelines, which include originality of the manuscript, APA formatting, and more. View the List of Guidelines

Need assistance with style and formatting of the text and visual elements in your manuscript? IGI Global recommends eContent Pro for supplemental editorial services. eContent Pro can support in areas such as figure and equation formatting and corrections. IGI Global authors and editors receive an exclusive discount on all eContent Pro services.

Step 2

Simply click the “Submit” button on the upper right-hand journal webpage or start the process , and fill out the simple form with information on your manuscript, including the title, keywords, abstract, type, author information, etc.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will be redirected to the eEditorial Discovery® submission system, which manages the entire publishing process for your manuscript. All manuscripts must be submitted through this system as manuscripts submitted outside of the system will not be considered for publication.

Step 3

Once submitted, your manuscript will be put into Initial Assessment (Desk Review) for initial feedback/review by the Editor-in-Chief, and then following this stage of review it will be sent through the double-anonymized peer review process. View IGI Global’s Peer Review Process

Step 4

Once it completes the peer review process, if the manuscript is accepted by the Editor-in-Chief, the APC charge will then be requested by the publisher and once paid or waived, the manuscript will then be sent to production for finalization and formatting.

Step 5

Once completed, the manuscript will become available directly on the journal webpage, as well as be shared with IGI Global’s full network of international distributors, metadata channels, as well as applicable abstracting and indexing services.

For IGI Global contributors, your work will also be added to your personal electronic library in your IGI Global Portal Account.

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
Article Processing Charge
Article Processing Charge (APC)

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-anonymized peer review process and the Editor-in-Chief at his/her full discretion has decided to accept the manuscript based on the results of the double-anonymized peer review process. IGI Global cannot schedule the article for publication or publish the article until payment has been received.

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
  • Professional line-by-line English language copy editing and proofreading*

*This service is only performed on article manuscripts with fully paid (not discounted or waived) APC fees.

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. Learn More

Open Access Policy and 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. Learn More
Formatting Guidelines
All IGI Global’s publications adhere to specific stylistic and formatting guidelines. This includes specifications on word counts, writing style (i.e. APA 7th Edition), and more. Please note that all IGI Global manuscripts must be written in English and should be original (previously unpublished) for publication. Manuscripts that do not follow these guidelines will be returned to the author.
Funding Sources & Partners

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.
Editorial Policy
IGI Global holds its journals to the highest ethical practices. View Full Editorial Policy
Ethics & 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
Submission-Related Inquiries
All inquiries regarding IJITPM should be directed to the attention of:

John Wang
International Journal of Information Technology Project Management

All manuscript submissions to IJITPM should be sent through the online submission system:

Author Services Inquiries
For inquiries involving pre-submission concerns, please contact the Journal Development Division:

Open Access Inquiries
For inquiries involving publishing costs, APCs, etc., please contact the Open Access Division:

Production-Related Inquiries
For inquiries involving accepted manuscripts currently in production or post-production, please contact the Journal Production Division:

Rights and Permissions Inquiries
For inquiries involving permissions, rights, and reuse, please contact the Intellectual Property & Contracts Division:

Publication-Related 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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