Lindsay Wertman, President of IGI Global, Addresses Librarians

An Open Letter From the President of IGI Global

By IGI Global on Oct 13, 2023
We are excited to share an open letter from the President of IGI Global, addressing our valued librarian customers, as we continue to strive for excellence in serving your scholarly needs.
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Dear Esteemed Librarians,

As a leading publisher of reference books and scholarly journals in three major subject areas, Business & Management; Scientific, Technical, & Medical (STM); and Education, IGI Global’s mission has always been to provide unparalleled access to cutting-edge insights across a wide range of topics. Our strong publishing legacy spans over 35 years, delivering nearly 10,000 reference books and nearly 200 high-impact scholarly journals on pioneering research findings to scholars worldwide. We have earned the trust and respect of researchers, educators, librarians, institutions, corporations, and ethical organizations globally who rely on our expansive collection of authoritative content.

I began my work with IGI Global more than 17 years ago, leading Title Acquisitions. This experience gives me first-hand knowledge of the merit of our titles, as I have spent many years working closely with experts of various academic fields to cultivate some of the most invaluable content that facilitates accelerated innovations across numerous fields. Titles that facilitate teaching, learning, and research within the aforementioned three major subject areas: Business & Management; Scientific, Technical, & Medical (STM); and Education. Our titles focus on advanced findings and discussions relevant to some of the top technology and innovation trends, including, but not limited to; blockchain and Fintech, applied AI, augmented reality, cybersecurity, digital twin technology, nanocomposites, metaverse, Web3, datafication, renewable energy, SDGs, micro-learning, advanced connectivity, transformative education, gamification, data-driven business intelligence, digital detoxification, synthetic biology, precision medicine, and cancer therapeutics, to name a few. IGI Global titles can aid libraries in filling existing knowledge gaps or refresh current collections of titles with the latest research on a particular subject.

Our publishing house maintains unrivaled publishing speed, without compromising our commitment to quality and integrity. Our effective organizational structure and technology utilization is how we back our claims that we publish tomorrow’s research today. With IGI Global, you can gain a distinct advantage for your patrons by providing access to cutting-edge books developed within an impressive 6-9-month timeline (much faster than industry standards) from project contracting to the final print and e-book availability, setting a new standard for scholarly superiority. This is imperative as research results become dated quite rapidly. Our swift process ensures that your library can support your faculty, students, and researchers in staying at the forefront of academic discourse and be well-equipped for the future. All our published books are deposited into our user-friendly e-Book Collection platform, ensuring that you can easily acquire these reference works at a fraction of their individual list price.

When you choose IGI Global, you are choosing a trusted name in independent publishing, committed to providing you with scholarly excellence. I invite you to explore the vast array of reference books in our collection. Whether you seek authoritative insights in various disciplines, advancements in research and technology, or educational resources that empower learning, the IGI Global e-Book Collection offers a plethora of titles to cater to your institution’s needs.

Thank you for your continued support and trust in IGI Global. We look forward to supporting you with your collection development needs.



Lindsay Wertman
President of IGI Global


About IGI Global – Publishing Tomorrow’s Research Today
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 cutting-edge, high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly reference publications in the three major academic subject areas of Business & Management, Scientific, Technical, & Medical (STM), and Education. With a commitment to facilitating the discovery of pioneering scientific research, this publishing house has empowered over 200,000+ expert researchers from leading institutions globally to bring advanced research books from conceptualization to completion in an impressive 6-9 months from proposal acceptance to publication. IGI Global journal articles have a rapid turnaround, on average taking 2-4 weeks, and are then added to a significant portfolio of nearly 200 journals within IGI Global’s Open Access Journal Program. Through traditional and open access publishing workflows, this unique proprietary process makes tomorrow’s research, which enhances and expands the body of knowledge, available to the research community today.

Learn more about IGI Global here.

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