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IGI Global Converts 30 Journals to Full Gold Open Access (OA)

By IGI Global on Jan 12, 2021
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International academic publisher IGI Global has converted 30 of their journals to full Gold Open Access (OA). This will enable authors to publish their work under a CC BY license (where the authors maintain the copyright and others can distribute, adapt, and build upon the work without limitations), as well as freely provide timely, peer-reviewed research that spans across 11 core subject areas, including business and management, computer science and IT, education, social sciences, and more. Download and view the full list of OA journals.

“As everyone knows, access to digital resources, especially OA journal content, is critical during times such as these when researchers and institutions all over the world are connecting remotely," stated Dr. Khosrow-Pour, Founder and CEO of IGI Global. "Now, more than ever, there is a need for the timeliest and highest quality research, and IGI Global has recently made the decision to begin to convert our journals into OA with the ultimate goal of transitioning our full journal collection to OA."

Additionally, each of these Gold OA journals will also be applied to major OA repositories, including DOAJ, to ensure the highest discoverability, and all of IGI Global's content can also be accessed through InfoSci-Open (a collection containing all of IGI Global’s OA content), which can be easily integrated into library discovery systems.

“To meet with industry standards, our goal is to transition the 30 full Gold OA journals to where IGI Global publishes articles immediately online after the peer review process and their formal acceptance, as the journal will be fully and solely published in digital format as an e-journal,” explains Ms. Melissa Wagner, Editorial Director. “This enables high-impact research to become immediately available to researchers, librarians, and the entire scientific research community.”

As IGI Global is a full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the 30 journals will continue to be published under a high-quality publishing process, which includes a rigorous, double-blind peer review procedure. IGI Global’s full publishing process is managed by the eEditorial Discovery System and in-house staff, which provides authors with a streamlined, personalized publishing experience.

Article Processing Charges (APCs)

IGI Global will continue to publish research under a subscription model for the rest of their collection of 150+ scholarly journals. To support the publishing costs of publication of these 30 Gold OA journals, authors will pay an article processing charge. IGI Global’s goal is to keep Article Processing Charges (APCs) extremely affordable and they vary between US$ 750-2,000 (compared to competing OA publishers, including Springer, Elsevier, etc. that charge US$ 5,000-US$ 11,000). These APCs will cover:

  • Digital tools used to support the manuscript management and review process, including the eEditorial Discovery® Submission System
  • Typesetting, formatting, and layout
  • Online hosting, which includes IGI Global’s InfoSci platform, EBSCO, and more.
  • Submission of the journal’s content to numerous abstracts, directories, and indices 
  • Third-party software (i.e. 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
  • Articles being freely accessible and able to be posted and disseminated widely by the authors
  • And more

Learn more about IGI Global's APCs>>

IGI Global Author Services

In addition to offering full Gold OA publishing opportunities, they also will offer IGI Global Author Services, which include:

  • English Language Copyediting and Proofreading: Professional, native English language copy editors improve your manuscript’s grammar, spelling, punctuation, terminology, semantics, consistency, flow, formatting, and more.
  • Scientific and Scholarly Editing: A Ph.D. level review for qualities such as originality and significance, interest to researchers, level of methodology and analysis, coverage of literature, organization, quality of writing, and strengths and weaknesses.
  • Figure, Table, Chart and Equation Conversions: Work with IGI Global’s graphic designers before submission to enhance and design all figures and charts to IGI Global’s specific standards for clarity.

These services are focused on assisting researchers finalize their manuscript before submission to alleviate multiple rounds of revision requests from the review board and/or Editor(s)-in-Chief during the peer review process, and they minimize the chances of conditional acceptance, as well as improve the quality of your manuscript.

OA APC Deductions: Although many other publishers offer similar services, those who opt for IGI Global Author Services will receive a certificate of completion, and the final costs associated with the services will be deducted from the final OA APC if the research is accepted (following the peer review).


Learn more about IGI Global's Author Services>>

Questions

For questions regarding OA publishing, submitting an article into a Gold OA journal, or submitting an OA journal proposal, contact IGI Global’s OA Development Team at openaccessadmin@igi-global.com or 717-533-8845 (ext. 150).

For questions regarding InfoSci-Open or integrating OA resources into your library, please contact IGI Global’s Customer Service Team at cust@igi-global.com or 717-533-8845 x100.

View a comprehensive listing of the 30 journals IGI Global is converting to full Gold OA below, many of which are featured in prestigious indices, including Web of Science and Scopus. These journals are currently seeking submissions and can be easily integrated into institutional repositories and library discovery services. For more information regarding IGI Global’s Open Access visit the webpage or contact acquisition@igi-global.com.

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International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems (IJAEIS) International Journal of Applied Industrial Engineering (IJAIE) International Journal of Applied Nanotechnology Research (IJANR)
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International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (IJAIML) International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM)International Journal of Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare (IJBDAH)
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International Journal of Business Intelligence Research (IJBIR) International Journal of Business Strategy and Automation (IJBSA)International Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence (IJCINI)
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International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF) International Journal of Digital Strategy, Governance, and Business Transformation (IJDSGBT)International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC)
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International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR) International Journal of eSports Research (IJER)International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI)
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Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC) Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM) Journal of Comparative Asian Development (JCAD)
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Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT) International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT) International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Management in the Digital Age (IJTHMDA)
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International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA) International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR) International Journal of Rough Sets and Data Analysis (IJRSDA)
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International Journal of R&D Innovation Strategy (IJRDIS) International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA) International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems (IJORIS)
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International Journal of Library and Information Services (IJLIS) International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJITLHE) International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE)


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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 processes. 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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