Orbis Cascade Alliance and IGI Global Partner to Provide Open Access Agreement Options to Support Researchers

By IGI Global on Feb 28, 2023
Orbis Cascade Alliance Logo IGI Global, a leading medium-sized independent international academic publisher, has continued its collaboration with Orbis Cascade Alliance, a large group of diverse libraries, to provide a new opt-in for Orbis Cascade Alliance member institutions to set up Open Access Agreements with IGI Global to support their faculty in publishing under OA in IGI Global’s full portfolio of 175+ highly cited (Web of Science SCIE, SSCI, and more) OA journals.

What Are Open Access Agreements?

Article Processing Charges (APCs) can deplete an institution’s already scarce resources, leading faculty members to look towards outside funding or take on the cost of an APC themselves. To simplify this process, an institution can invest an amount upfront into an OA Agreement Fund to provide their researchers with funding for APCs.

After undergoing our rigorous double-blind peer review process, their faculty's accepted research published under OA will gain increased discoverability and higher citation impact while contributing to crucial bodies of emerging knowledge and adding to their institutional repository of high-quality publications.

With the upfront investment of an Open Access Agreement, it can provide researchers at their institution with funding to cover Article Processing Charges (APC) in IGI Global's 175+ open access journals.

IGI Global’s Agreement With Orbis Cascade Alliance

This agreement offers participating institutions flexible investment level options to simplify the management and funding of APC payments, which includes a discount on the APCs for their corresponding faculty authors based on the investment level of the institution. 

APC fees are based on the pre-paid investment. Institutions may choose how much they invest, beginning with $5,000 annually. The fund covers the publishing costs for the open access content in the indicated journal. Institutions are able to top up additional funds at any time. IGI Global will notify the institution whenever the amount of funds available is too low to cover the cost of additional articles.

Corresponding authors whose articles are accepted after the peer review process by IGI Global qualify to have their articles published under this agreement and would be eligible to have the funds from the agreement utilized to open the article under the CC BY 4.0 License.

You can learn more about IGI Global’s Open Access Agreements and Transformative Options here.

If your institution is a member of Orbis Cascade Alliance and you are interested in learning more about how you can collaborate on an IGI Global Open Access Agreement through the Orbis Cascade Alliance, we can meet one-on-one and discuss your options as well as an analysis on your faculty’s publishing history data to make the most informed decision and support your faculty’s research endeavors. Please contact eresources@igi-global.com

Why You Should Publish Under Open Access With IGI Global
  • Join a Diverse Community of 150,000+ Researchers Worldwide Publishing with IGI Global
  • Easily Track Your Work in Our Advanced Manuscript Submission System with Rapid Turnaround Times
  • Double-Blind Peer Review by Notable Editorial Boards (Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Certified)
  • Affordable APCs (Often 50% Lower Than the Industry Average) Including Robust Editorial Service Provisions
  • Publications Adhere to All Current OA Mandates and Compliances
  • Institution Level OA Agreements Available (Recommend or Contact Your Librarian for Details)
  • 175+ Highly Indexed Journals to Choose From (Gold, Platinum, & Retrospective OA Opportunities)
  • Content Spread Widely to Leading Repositories (AGOSR, ResearchGate, CORE, & more)
  • Direct Connections with Prominent Research Funders & OA Regulatory Groups
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About Orbis Cascade Alliance

The Orbis Cascade Alliance is a nonprofit consortium of 37 colleges and universities in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The Alliance runs a shared library management system and discovery interface, works on collective purchasing, facilitates access to unique and local collections, and coordinates resource sharing for our members. Orbis Cascade Alliance pushes the boundaries of what is possible in libraries through strategic collaboration in the Pacific Northwest. They create and deliver innovative, sustainable, and essential library programs and resources. The Orbis Cascade Alliance, an exemplary academic library consortium, is a vital partner in advancing transformative learning and research and creating equity in higher education.

Learn more about Orbis Cascade Alliance here.>

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 in three major academic subject areas:
Business & Management - Scientific, Technical, & Medical (STM) - Education
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