Celebrating 30 Years of Diversity and Inclusion with IGI Global

By Melissa Wagner on Jul 26, 2021
For over 30 years, IGI Global has strived to provide exemplary support to the academic community with a mission that continues to seek to embrace underrepresented researchers and ensure that they too are provided with an outlet in which to share their perspectives and research findings. As such, it has not only provided numerous publishing opportunities to researchers all over the world but has also never turned away any author based on their race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political affiliations, religions, or other identifying factors. Through the use of the double-blind peer review, IGI Global maintains the idea that the evaluation of any chapter or article must remain centered on the research and the research alone. Whether the author is a man or woman, African American or Caucasian, Catholic or Jewish, homosexual or heterosexual, early career researcher or a Nobel prize winner, we believe that all content must be considered and allow the merit of the research to dictate its publishing eligibility.
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  • Traditional and Open Access Publishing Models
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  • 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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Due to this firm stance, IGI Global can proudly tout that it is an inclusive publisher with authorship from every continent and from over 200 countries. Each IGI Global publication is committed to providing equal opportunities to authors from all over the world with editors encouraged to reach out to authors beyond their region of origin and journals to establish inclusive review boards that pull the expertise of a multitude of diverse individuals. While this practice of inclusion is such an important movement in academic research and scholarship today, it has actually caused some individuals in the past to inaccurately paint IGI Global as a “rogue publisher” and/or “vanity press”, simply due to some IGI Global publications including some papers with imperfect English, as will happen when working with non-native English language speakers. Regardless, IGI Global remains honored to work with and establish meaningful relationships with researchers of all demographics and collaborates with authors to ensure that they are able to secure the resources they need to improve their scholarly work.
Unfortunately, this goes against the industry “norm” where euro-centric standards still dominate, creating unfortunate biases and burdening researchers with mandates that specify where they may publish while limiting librarians to rigid standards on what they may acquire. IGI Global remains committed to confronting this approach and strives to dismantle these barriers that are preventing real change from occurring in academia and the publishing industry.
As all industries become more self-aware of the problems facing the dream of an equitable and inclusive society, IGI Global will continue to not only remain vigilant of its own diversity practices, but also of the content it is disseminating in this important field. With more than 330 titles on diversity, equity, and inclusion already published or currently in development, IGI Global is inspired to continue to publish the latest, most innovative solutions to these ever-present problems across all disciplines.
Thus, IGI Global is currently seeking book proposal submissions within the fields of diversity, equity, and inclusion from experts across a multitude of fields/industries who are able to weigh in on these popular topics.
Such topics that we are currently seeking within these subject areas include, but are not limited to:
  • Accessibility
  • African American/Black Leadership
  • African American/Black Students
  • African American/Black Studies
  • Anti-Discrimination Measures
  • Anti-Racism
  • Asian Studies
  • Classism
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Cultural Identity
  • Cultural Intelligence
  • Disabilities
  • Discrimination
  • Disparities in Medicine
  • Diversity
  • Diversity in the Arts
  • Diversity in STEM Careers
  • Diversity in the Workplace
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Equity
  • Ethics of Demographic Information Collection
  • Feminism
  • Gender Bias
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender-Inclusive Urban Planning
  • Gender Inequality
  • Gender Performativity
  • Gender Roles
  • Harassment
  • Historically Black Colleges and
    Universities (HBCUs)
  • Inclusion
  • Inclusion in Higher Education
  • Inclusion Management
  • Indigenous Rights
  • Institutional Equity
  • Latinx Studies
  • LGBTQ+ Studies
  • Lookism in the Workplace
  • Marginalized Populations
  • Masculinity
  • Microaggressions
  • Minority Requirement
  • Online Diversity Education
  • Populism
  • Race
  • Racial Disparities
  • Racism
  • Representation in Media
  • Social Justice
  • Socioeconomic Status
  • Special Needs Education
  • Student Diversity
  • Tolerance
  • Women Empowerment
Together, it is the hope that diversity, equity, and inclusion can be realized, not only across the publishing industry, but across the whole of society. Those wishing to join the discussion and propose solutions for the betterment of society may submit a proposal by filling out and submitting the online book proposal form or may find relevant books and journals currently seeking submissions on the Publications Seeking Submissions page. Questions regarding the publishing process and/or IGI Global’s diversity initiatives may contact the Acquisitions Team at acquisition@igi-global.com.
For the latest research available on these topics, please see the featured titles below:
The Black Experience and Navigating Higher Education Through a Virtual World
Social, Educational, and Cultural Perspectives of Disabilities in the Global South
Gender Equity in the Medical Profession
Handbook of Research on Advancing Language Equity Practices With Immigrant Communities
Implementation Strategies for Improving Diversity in Organizations
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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