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The 2023 Copyright Year is Now Open

By Erin Watson on Aug 30, 2021
IGI Global is pleased to announce that the 2023 book copyright (books published between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023) has formally opened. Proposal submissions are encouraged for editors and authors choosing to publish between these dates. Current times for the proposal review process (including validations, internal and external market research, etc.) have a final decision to you in 2-3 weeks from the proposal’s initial submission date.
Benefits of Publishing With IGI Global:
  • Traditional and Open Access Publishing Models
  • Honorariums & Royalties
  • Free Use of the eEditorial Discovery® Submission System
  • Flexible Timelines (Less Than 1 Year, if desired)
  • Rigorous Double-Blind Peer Review Process
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Seeking Innovative Topics
We are currently seeking proposals on advanced and innovative concepts within a range of topics in our 11 subject areas (Business and Management; Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Environment and Agriculture; Government and Law; Library and Information Science; Media and Communications; Medicine and Healthcare; Science and Engineering; Security and Forensics; and Social Sciences and Humanities). Forthcoming research includes but is not limited to:
  • • 5G/6G Networks/Next-Generation   Networks
  • • Affective AI/Affective Computing
  • • Artificial Intelligence
  • • Augmented, Virtual, & Mixed Reality
  • • Autonomous Things
  • • Biometric Technology
  • • Biotechnology
  • • Blockchain
  • • Climate Change
  • • Cloud Technology
  • • CRISPR
  • • Cybersecurity
  • • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • • Drug Design and Delivery
  • • Educational Technology
  • • Genomics
  • • Graphene
  • • Human Augmentation
  • • Hydrogen Technology
  • • Immune System Engineering
  • • Intelligent Edge
  • • Internet of Things
  • • Machine Learning
  • • Maritime Industry
  • • Microbiology
  • • Micro-Chips/Bio-Chips
  • • Military Science
  • • Nanotechnology
  • • Nutrition
  • • Robotics
  • • Women’s Health
For more topic areas, please visit the Research Areas of Interest page.
Seeking Multiple Formats
All books must contain new (not previously published) content and will be required to undergo a double-blind peer review process to ensure the highest level of quality and accuracy. Editors and authors may choose from the following available book formats below (please note that IGI Global does not publish traditional textbooks or theses/dissertations):
Authored References: Written entirely by up to five authors, Authored References are comprised of illustrative chapters that delve into emerging research in niche areas. Though similar in some ways to Edited Reference books, these books tend to be smaller and more compact, featuring focused discussions on key models, methodologies, and concepts from a narrowed point-of-view. They are ideal for researchers, faculty, and students seeking to enhance their studies and discover innovative research in developing areas and include 15+ chapters and 160,000+ words
Edited References: Due to the diverse worldly perspectives they supply, edited formats are currently the most popular publication at IGI Global as they are more highly sought after by libraries and offer a high level of networking opportunities. Similar to Authored References in their concise discussions of the latest models and concepts within a specific area, Edited References utilize a more collaborative approach and include contributing authors with varying backgrounds and experience. These formats include 15+ chapters and 160,000+ words of highly sought, current, and original research.
Protocols: Protocols are edited or authored books that introduce and guide readers through the current best practices, laboratory methods, policies and protocols, and more within a specific area. Covering everything from operational procedures to clinical trials, these peer-reviewed books provide the latest insights on standards and practices across all scientific and technological fields. Acting as handbooks or manuals, each chapter contains colored figures that enhance the understanding and reproducibility of the methods outlined within. They include 10+ chapters and 110,000+ words.
Casebooks: These edited books are ideal instructional tools for courses as they provide current research in the form of real-life experiences, implementations, and applications. At 15+ cases/chapters and 120,000+ words, casebooks differ slightly from the Authored and Edited References as they focus on offering solutions, strategies, perspectives, and best practices for real-world use. They are marketed to academicians, libraries, as well as to professional organizations, associations, and societies.
Handbooks of Research: Consisting of 1-3 volumes of careful examination, Handbooks of Research are comprised of a wide breadth of information with sizeable chapters of exceptionally focused research. Containing at least 25 chapters, these incisive titles provide a comprehensive assessment on inclusive topics and present research methodologies that thoroughly describe the discipline of focus. These edited titles are classified as major reference works and contain contributions from the world’s leading experts and offer well-rounded coverage of some of the most cutting-edge and trending concepts. They are ideal for academicians, researchers, and libraries. A one-volume handbook of research is at least 25+ chapters and 250,000+ words, while a two-volume is at least 40+ chapters and 500,000+ words.
Encyclopedias: The largest major reference work format IGI Global produces at a minimum of 750,000+ words and 250+ articles, Encyclopedias are between 3 and 10 volumes. These edited formats contain perspectives from hundreds of authors as they contain abbreviated articles that offer critical perspectives on current issues and controversies, as well as provide prospective solutions and future directions in the field.
Additional publication formats such as medical atlases will also be considered.
As a reminder, the difference between editor and author responsibilities are as follows:
  • Edited Books – The editors leading the book project are responsible for the recruitment of book chapters from contributing authors, utilizing the eEditorial Discovery® submission system to manage the double-blind peer review process, and the authorship and submission of front and back matter (i.e., the Preface, Introduction, Conclusion, etc.).
  • Authored Books – The authors on the book project are responsible for writing and submitting all book chapters and for making necessary revisions based on reviewer feedback. They also are responsible for the authorship and submission of the front and back matter (i.e., the Preface, Introduction, Conclusion, etc.).
Why Publish With IGI Global?
Headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA, IGI Global has practiced publishing excellence for over 30 years. As a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), IGI Global incorporates a highly robust and extensive double-blind peer review process into each of its publications and collaborates with highly distinguished academics from around the globe.
IGI Global books are highly cited in top indices that include Scopus® and the Web of Science and are utilized in upper-level graduate courses and by postdoctoral researchers all around the world. Thanks to our fast turnaround publishing process, a full publication can be available in less than one year, unlike other major publishers who spend as long as 3 years publishing a single title. This allows our authors and editors to share their research with the academic community and their students while the information is still relevant and useful.
More benefits of publishing a book with IGI Global include:
  • IGI Global has more than 30 years of experience in academic publishing and specializes in over 350 topics across 11 core subject areas.
  • IGI Global is a full-service publishing house with 100% in-house publishing services and no outsourcing of services including the development and production processes (typesetting, formatting, XML/PDF conversions, etc.).
  • IGI Global works in close collaboration with expert researchers, professionals, and librarians from leading institutions including Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, and more.
  • IGI Global is a full member of the international Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which provides exclusive membership benefits to IGI Global Editor(s)-in-Chief, authors, and reviewers.
  • Editors and authors of full book projects receive honorariums, royalties, and exclusive discounts.
  • Free use of the eEditorial Discovery® submission system to manage all aspects of the publication project including the double-blind peer review process.
  • Discounted IGI Global Author Services offered to manuscript authors for professional English language copy editing of their work prior to submission, as well as scientific and scholarly editing services, translation services, and more.
  • Third-party software (e.g. plagiarism checks).
  • Flexible timelines and expedited publishing options without sacrificing quality or ethics.
  • Editorial support which includes manuscript tracking, communications, submission guideline checks, and communications with authors and reviewers.
  • Promotional support and activities which include metadata distribution, press releases, promotional communications, web content, ads, fliers, brochures, postcards, etc. for the book and its published contents.
  • Completed books available in electronic, hardcover, and softcover options.
  • Online hosting of published contents on our own InfoSci® Platform and electronic distribution through international partners.
  • Submission of the book’s content to numerous abstracts, directories, and indexes including Web of Science and Scopus®.
  • Integration with ORCID.
Submitting a Book Proposal Form
To submit a book proposal for consideration, please fill out the online book proposal form. Even if you are unable to start working on the project immediately, we still recommend submitting a proposal. Here are some key elements that must be completed in the form:
  • The full names, affiliations, emails, CVs (Word document or PDF accepted), research areas, countries, and highest degree earned of all the editors/authors on the project.
  • At least three potential titles.
  • 3-10 keywords to help us categorize the book.
  • A synopsis of the project (this can be as in-depth or as simple as you like, just be sure we have enough information to fully understand the project’s topic and themes).
  • A tentative table of contents/topics covered (for edited books, this is more of a topics covered whereas with authored books we like to see a more conclusive plan in the style of a table of contents).
  • The objectives, impacts, and values of the proposed book.
  • The target audience and potential uses of the proposed book.
  • The type of publication.
  • Format considerations (approximately how many words, chapters, etc.).
  • A timeline for the project (less than 6 months, 7-9 months, or 10-11 months).
  • Marketing considerations.
  • For Edited Books Only: A plan for reaching contributors (diversity must be displayed throughout the chapters of edited books by recruiting people from diverse regions. Therefore, a plan for reaching contributors from diverse regions and beyond a specific region or country is vital in the proposal.)
For a full guide for successfully completing the book proposal form, please view the article “Simplifying the Book Proposal Submission Process: Tips for Increasing Your Chance of Acceptance”.
Questions and Alternate Publishing Opportunities
IGI Global’s editorial and marketing teams are adept at assisting editors with their projects, from helping to find a niche that the book can fit into in the research community, to providing guidance on positioning the book for maximum exposure and success. We would be more than happy to discuss potential topics or answer questions about editor responsibilities and the publishing process. Please contact us at
For open access book publishing opportunities, please see the article “Open Access Books – A Growing Phenomenon”.
If you are not interested in authoring or editing a full book project and would rather submit a chapter or article to one of IGI Global’s reference books or highly indexed journals, please view the complete listing of our current projects on our Publications Seeking Submissions Page.
About IGI Global

Founded in 1988, IGI Global, an international academic publisher, is committed to producing the highest quality research (as an active full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics “COPE”) and ensuring the timely dissemination of innovative research findings through an expeditious and technologically advanced publishing process. Through their commitment to supporting the research community ahead of profitability, and taking a chance on virtually untapped topic coverage, IGI Global has been able to collaborate with over 100,000+ researchers from some of the most prominent research institutions around the world to publish the most emerging, peer-reviewed research across 350+ topics in 11 subject areas including business, computer science, education, engineering, social sciences, and more. To learn more about IGI Global, click here.

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