Maximizing Sharing Opportunities for Open Access Research Through Content Repositories

By IGI Global Open Access Division on Jan 3, 2023
Every week IGI Global releases an ample volume of open access (OA) content into the open research community, including scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and more recently full OA books. Now, more than ever, it is critical that those freely accessible manuscripts become disseminated and discoverable as is their intended use.
Benefits of Publishing Open Access with IGI Global
  • Affordable APCs (much lower than the industry average)
  • Rigorous & Expediate Publishing
  • Networking & Collaboration
  • Acceleration of Citation Impact
  • Increased Discoverability
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Open Access Publishing
Submit an OA Journal Proposal
Submit an OA Manuscript
View all OA Journals
OA Agreements & Options
Repositories are one of the many ways for researchers to gain recognition and maximum exposure for their work. For copyrighted material, there are generally limitations to where authors can post their work (View IGI Global’s Fair Use Policy), but for OA content, under Creative Commons licensing, the opportunities are virtually limitless. While IGI Global will work to share OA research content with a multitude of known repositories, authors are also encouraged to share their OA research as frequently as possible by depositing their manuscripts into OA repositories and institutional repositories worldwide.
OA repositories in particular offer a digital platform that stores research and provides free, immediate, and permanent access to research – content can be accessed, downloaded, and distributed. Most OA repositories and resources are free to use and only require signing up for an account to get started. They are a wonderful complement to indexing databases (e.g. Scopus, Web of Science, etc.) and OA directories that also help achieve optimal visibility of scholarly content.
Here are just a few platforms that offer open sharing of scholarly resources:
    CORE logo
  • CORE - The world’s largest aggregator of open access research papers from repositories and journals. It is a not-for-profit service dedicated to the open access mission. 254 million papers are currently searchable in this repository. Get Started
  • Academia logo
  • - A platform for sharing academic research. Academia’s goal is to ensure that every paper, ever written, is on the internet, available for free. 28 million papers have been uploaded to Get Started
  • arXiv logo
  • – Hosted by Cornell University, arXiv is a free distribution service and an open access archive for nearly two million scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Get Started
  • Unpaywall logo
  • – From OurResearch (formerly ImpactStory) comes Unpaywall. Unpaywall is a service that maintains a database of links to full-text articles from open access sources all over the world. The content is harvested from legal sources including repositories run by universities, governments, and scholarly societies, as well as open content hosted by publishers themselves. Get Started
  • ResearchGate logo
  • – ResearchGate is a European commercial social networking site for researchers to share their work, ask questions, and find potential collaborators. ResearchGate aims to empower and put the researcher first. Get Started
    Learn More About IGI Global’s Agreement with ResearchGate >
  • AGOSR logo
  • AGOSR (IGI Global is the Founding Member) – The Association of Global Open Science and Research (AGOSR) was established in 2022 to champion a fair and inclusive space where open access stakeholders of all sizes can come together to promote and disseminate ethical open access research. This alliance of publishers, libraries, institutions, open access funders, and service providers is committed to the growth of a diverse and equal community dedicated to the development of open research and the sharing of open resources to researchers across the globe. All vetted and ethically sound open access research is available for inclusion within the AGOSR Open Access Repository. Should you wish to add your content to the repository, please contact Get Started
  • OAPEN logo
  • OAPEN – The OAPEN Foundation is a not-for-profit organization based in the Netherlands, with its registered office at the National Library in The Hague. OAPEN is dedicated to open access, peer-reviewed books. OAPEN promotes and supports the transition to open access for academic books by providing open infrastructure services to stakeholders in scholarly communication. Get Started
By utilizing IGI Global’s OA opportunities and integrating your work with such repositories like arXiv or connecting your research with others through ResearchGate, there are no boundaries to how far your research can go.
IGI Global also positions all its publications so that they are highly visible through prestigious indexes and OA directories and we strive to do all we can to support you in your career advancement, networking, and collaboration with peers. View Indices
Open Access Publishing Opportunities
IGI Global currently actively publishes 1 platinum OA journal, 175 gold OA journals, and offers OA book chapter and full OA book publishing opportunities as well.
IGI Global strives to make OA affordable and accessible to all. (View IGI Global’s OA Funding Resources Webpage). We encourage researchers to submit their work as OA for increased discoverability and sharing opportunities. For more information about OA publishing or getting started with OA repositories, please contact our Open Access Division at
Also, authors who previously published their work under standard access and are interested in converting their work to OA in order to increase sharing capabilities for their research can do so under IGI Global’s Retrospective Open Access Program.
Open Access Submission Links:
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 international academic publisher of scholarly reference sources. They are committed to facilitating the discovery of pioneering scientific 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 more than 150,000+ 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. Learn more about IGI Global here.

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