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Policies & Ethical Guidelines
For more information on Open Access best practices for IGI Global publications, please view our policies:
OA Policy & Licensing
Under Open Access (OA), authors receive the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licensing arrangement. The copyright for the work remains solely with the author(s) of the article. Others may distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, without asking prior permission from the publisher or author and so long as they credit the author for the original creation. All authors are required to sign an author's warranty stating that the materials are original and unpublished elsewhere. The journal will not publish any material that has been previously published elsewhere.
IGI Global's Open Access Advisory Board
  • Aaron Brower, University of Wisconsin, United States
  • Acheampong Owusu, University of Ghana Business School, Ghana
  • Arnab Kundu, Bankura University, India
  • Boqiang Lin, Xiamen University, China
  • Daniel Alemneh, University of North Texas, United States
  • Dayananda Pruthviraja, JSS Academy of Technical Education, India
  • Debarun Chakraborty, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Nagpur, India
  • Efosa Idemudia, Arkansas Tech University, United States
  • Fahri Özsungur, Mersin University, Turkey
  • Giovanni Vincenti, University of Baltimore, United States
  • Karen Howells, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • Leven Zheng, Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Hong Kong
  • Lincoln Wood, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Maiendra Moodley, Maiendra Moodley and Associates, South Africa
  • Pooya Taheri Gharagozloo, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Pratap Mandal, Indian Institute of Management Shillong, India
  • Saibal Saha, Christ University, India
  • Sovik Mukherjee, St. Xavier's University, India
  • Xiaochun Cheng, Middlesex University, United Kingdom
  • Zhonggen Yu, Beijing Language and Culture University, China
Archiving & Indexing
It is the ultimate goal of all of IGI Global’s publications to be heavily indexed and recognized by prominent indexing and abstracting organizations. Our scholarly journals are striving to be included in a number of prestigious indexes, such as Web of Science, Scopus®, and Ei Compendex, among others. Our reference books are striving to be included in prestigious indexes, such as Web of Science, Scopus®, ERIC, and PsycINFO®, among others. The selection criteria is very strict and to ensure that journals and books are accepted into the major indexes, IGI Global closely monitors publications against the criteria that the indexes provide to publishers .
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*All of IGI Global's content is archived via the CLOCKSS and LOCKSS initiative.

Open Access Processing Charges
IGI Global OA publications (articles, full books, or book chapters) operate with open access processing charges paid by the author or another funding source or sources (unless waived). Book Processing Charges (BPCs) would not be requested until AFTER the book proposal has been accepted and formally contracted (with the book still undergoing a full double-anonymized peer review process during development). Article Processing Charges (APCs) and Chapter Processing Charges (CPCs) are not requested until AFTER the article or chapter manuscript has gone through a double-anonymized peer review process and is accepted into its respective publication. Authors of rejected manuscripts will not be expected to pay an APC or CPC.
US $1,300
to $3,500
US $10,000
to $20,000
US $1,950+
*BPCs are determined based on the size and complexity of the book project. Contact to receive a price quote.
IGI Global, in Partnership with China Educational Publications
Import & Export Corporation Ltd., Proudly Offers SOCOpay!
Our Chinese authors can use SOCOpay as an alternative method of payment for their APC. A convenient and easy to use payment system, SOCOpay allows authors in China to make secure payments online in RMB, avoiding the need to pay in foreign currency!
  • Quickly and securely pay online upon acceptance of your article.
  • Pay your APC in RMB and avoid exchange rates and fees.
  • Pay with WeChat, Alipay, UnionPay or bank transfer (mobile banking supported, B2B transfer supported).
  • Receive a VAT invoice for the full amount you paid.
Open Access Processing Charges exist to offset the fees of publication that were originally covered by subscription or reading costs of IGI Global’s publications. Since these publications are no longer bought or subscribed to by outside individuals or institutions, OA processing charges are crucial to sustain the publications and the publisher’s workflow. IGI Global's OA processing charges are under regular review and are subject to change. OA processing charges are set based on factors such as citation impact (journals), the publication's technical and editorial processes, competitive considerations, market conditions, as well as factoring in any other revenue streams that are currently associated with the publication. Below are some of the many things that the OA processing charges cover for both books and journals at IGI Global.

What Do OA Processing Charges Cover?
The fees authors pay for OA publishing support the extensive work that goes into the rigorous processes and protocols that ensure that the published research is both reliable and fully accessible.
High Visibility & Discoverability OA content is freely available online upon publication with no embargo periods.
OA Licensing OA content is published under Creative Commons licensing (specifically, CC BY 4.0) giving freedom to the authors and researchers worldwide to post and disseminate the content widely.
OA Compliance IGI Global supports authors in meeting funder's OA policy requirements and OA mandates.
Online Hosting & Content Distribution Content is distributed and hosted on websites, database platforms, and numerous discovery outlets worldwide.
Archiving All of IGI Global's content is archived via the CLOCKSS and LOCKSS initiative.
Content Indexing & Abstracting Content is submitted for consideration to prominent abstracts, directories, and indices.
Digital Tools, Systems, & Third-Party Software Numerous technology innovations are used to support the manuscript management, peer review, and production processes.
Editorial Support & Services Rigorous editorial processes are executed such as manuscript tracking, communications, editing, quality assurance checks, etc.
Formatting, Layout, & Typesetting In-house production of the work including the distribution of proofs to authors.
Promotional Support & Activities Includes metadata distribution, press releases, web content, ads, fliers, brochures, postcards, etc.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that simultaneous manuscript submissions will not be considered. The simultaneous submission of article or chapter manuscripts includes, but is not limited to:
  • Submitting the same or slightly altered version of an article or chapter to many different IGI Global publications at the same time.
  • Submitting the same or slightly altered version of an article or chapter to many different publication outlets across publishers.
  • Submitting the same or slightly altered version of an article or chapter that has already been published elsewhere to an IGI Global publication outlet.
Last Updated April 19, 2024