IGI Global is Actively Seeking Open Access Book Publications for 2023

By IGI Global Open Access Division on Oct 17, 2022
OAPEN logo Over the last several months IGI Global has been working actively to publish new Open Access (OA) books. This is unchartered territory for many publishers as OA publishing has always been more notorious in journals, however, IGI Global has already seen tremendous success in our OA book program. For instance, as part of our OA movement for book publications, IGI Global has recently been accepted as a member of the prestigious Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN), an organization working to build a quality collection of Open Access (OA) books. Through this membership, IGI Global OA books will be deposited both in OAPEN and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) upon publication. This is just one of the many ways that IGI Global OA books are seeing increased visibility and impact.
What is Open Access Book Publishing?
OA books are published with the CC BY licensing arrangement, allowing the copyright of the work to remain with the author. OA content is freely accessible to the entire academic community immediately upon publication. Users never have to purchase the book or a chapter to read it, nor are there any login restrictions.
View IGI Global’s First Fully OA Book
Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications
Prof. Daniel Gelaw Alemneh (University of North Texas, USA)
©2022 | 300 pgs. | EISBN: 9781799898078
  • Published under Platinum OA through IGI Global’s
    Transformative OA Initiative
  • Suitable for Educators, Researchers, Library Professionals, & More
  • Covers Topics such as Open Education Resources, Scholarly
    Communications, & Equity
  • Excellent Addition to Your Institution’s Library
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What are the Benefits of Publishing an OA Book With IGI Global?
  • Copyright remains with the author under the CC BY license.
  • Flexible formats and size - can be smaller than traditional publications (can be as small as 8-10 chapters and 250 pages).
  • Free use of IGI Global’s eEditorial Discovery submission system to manage the project.
  • Supplemental editorial services including professional line-by-line English language copy editing and proofreading.
  • Researchers may post the full contents of the book anywhere.
  • Higher citation rates and downloads with some OA books having over 300 full-text downloads within the first 5 months of their release.
  • Highly indexed in prominent indices such as the Web of Science™ and Scopus.
  • Listed by prestigious OA organizations and directories including OAPEN and DOAB.
  • Available for free through ResearchGate, Academia.edu, institutional repositories, and more.
  • Free full-text and individual chapter downloads (PDF, XML, and HTML).
  • Archived through CLOCKSS and LOCKSS.
  • Full book (MARC records) provided to libraries for free.
  • Hosted on the InfoSci online platform and included for free in IGI Global’s e-Collections.
  • IGI Global is a full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which supports the credibility and notoriety of all its published works.
  • Full OA compliance with funder mandates.
    How to Get Started
    OA book publishing follows the exact same editorial processes (including a rigorous peer review process) as a traditional (standard access) book. The only difference is that the book can be freely distributed and because an OA book is not behind a paywall and generating revenue to cover the costs of producing the work, there must be a Book Processing Charge (BPC) paid to the publisher before the book can be formally released. The BPC varies based on the size and complexity of the publication. IGI Global works with flexible payment plans and payment options. We recommend submitting a book proposal form first, and then our team can provide you with an estimated cost as well as support you in developing an effective OA funding plan.
    Some OA Funding Recommendations Include:
    • Crowdfunding – allowing multiple funders such as institutions, national funding, self-funding, contributing authors, etc. to each contribute a portion of the funds needed in order to cover the full BPC (crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter or Unglue.it can be used).
    • Utilizing Foundations/Associations – funding coming from foundations with specialized and focused topic areas.
    • Utilizing Institutions/Universities – funding coming from your institution or university. Put IGI Global in direct contact with your library and we will work to set up an OA Agreement, Transformative OA Option, or Publish & Read Agreement.
    • Allowing Chapter Authors to Pay Chapter Processing Charges (CPCs) – instead of the OA funding for the book being fully covered by a BPC, each chapter author pays a CPC for their work if it is accepted following the peer review process. IGI Global does honor bulk discounts once the number of chapters reaches a certain threshold.
    View a full list of funding resources here.
    For more information on OA publishing, please visit IGI Global’s open access publishing page.
    About IGI Global

    Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA with a subsidiary office (IGI Science and Technology, Ltd.), operating out of Beijing, China, IGI Global is a leading medium-sized independent academic publisher of international scientific research. They are committed to facilitating the discovery of pioneering research that enhances and expands the body of knowledge available to the research community through traditional and open access publishing workflows. Working in close collaboration with expert researchers and professionals from leading institutions, IGI Global publishes quality peer-reviewed content across 350+ topics in 11 core subject areas, including business, computer science, education, engineering, healthcare, social sciences, and more. With over 150,000+ industry-leading researchers and experts worldwide contributing to IGI Global’s publications, they ensure that each contains the most emerging and timeliest research. Learn more about IGI Global here.

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