All IGI Global Journals are Converting to a Continuous Publishing Schedule for the 2022 Volume Year

By IGI Global on Sep 15, 2021
IGI Global has shifted all journals into a “digital preferred” format. Under this format, their full collection of 110+ hybrid OA and 60+ gold OA journals will be primary available in electronic format for the 2022 volume year. This shift comes in response to the overwhelming demand for electronic content coupled with the mission to decrease the overall environmental impacts of print production and distribution.

“We saw a need to shift into this format to ensure that our researchers work can be swiftly disseminated, and our library customers can easily review their journal holdings and metrics. This shift to digital preferred ensures that we can deliver the latest, peer-reviewed content immediately to all of our customers even in light of supply chain challenges.”

- Mr. Nick Newcomer, Senior Director of Marketing and Sales
Through this model, customers can benefit from immediate access of the journal’s contents, as articles will be published immediately after acceptance. Additionally, they benefit from the content being hosted on IGI Global’s InfoSci® platform, which provides wider accessibility and features, including:
  • Remote Access Options (IP Authentication with Proxy, Referral URLs, and More)
  • No DRM with the Ability to Copy, Paste, and Print
  • No Additional Charge for Multi-User Licensing
  • No Maintenance, Service, or Archiving Fees
  • Persistent URLs, Formatted Citations with the Ability to Export to RefWorks and EasyBib
  • Full-Text HTML and PDF Format
  • Archival Access Preservation through CLOCKSS and LOCKSS
  • Free MARC records and COUNTER Compliant Reports
  • And More.
For library customers, they are also able to harness COUNTER compliant usage and turn away reports enabling them to make metric-driven acquisitions decisions on single journals with evidence-based acquisitions becoming increasingly popular.
Understanding that customers may still want to acquire print editions of journals, print subscriptions, and print + electronic subscriptions will still be available, but for the print version, all articles that are published during the volume year will become available at the end of the year in a single (1) printed volume. Additionally, for customers that resubscribe or auto-renewal print-only subscriptions, IGI Global will provide complimentary electronic access to ensure that you receive streamlined and prompt access to journal content during this change. To set up this access contact IGI Global’s Customer Service Team at cust@igi-global.com or your preferred journal subscription agency (i.e. EBSCO Subscription Services, WT Cox Information, LM Information Delivery, Otto Harrassowitz, etc.).
As a reminder, all of IGI Global’s subscription-based journals are available on the individual-level directly through IGI Gobal’s Online Bookstore and all major journal subscription agencies (i.e. EBSCO Subscription Services, WT Cox Information, LM Information Delivery, Otto Harrassowitz, and more).
Benefits of the e-Journal Collection Include:
  • Avg. Cost Per Journal as low as US$ 31
  • 100% OA Article Processing Charge (APC) Waivers
  • Flexible Purchasing Options
  • No DRM, No Additional Charge for Multi-User Licenses
  • And More

Additionally, they are also featured in IGI Global’s e-Journal Collection (110+ e-journals). Offered as low as US$ 5,935 annual subscription, this collection enables institutions to subscribe their full collection of journals at the fraction of the individual list price and enables institutions to take advantage of IGI Global’s Open Access Fee Waiver (Read & Publish) Initiative. Under this initiative, IGI Global offers flexible Read & Publish and Publish & Read agreements t, which can provide a sustainable source of OA funding for 100% OA article processing charge waivers, funding for a full gold OA reference book, and/or funding to convert a pre-existing IGI Global journal to platinum/diamond OA. Learn more and view if your institution is eligible to receive this OA funding on IGI Global’s OA Fee Waiver Initiative webpage.
For more information regarding, IGI Global’s digital preferred model, journal subscriptions, or the e-Journal Collection, please contact IGI Global’s Customer Service Team at cust@igi-global.com or 717-533-8845.
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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Caroline Campbell
Assistant Director of Marketing and Sales
(717) 533-8845, ext. 144
ccampbell@igi-global.com
www.igi-global.com

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