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IGI Global Publication Formats

IGI Global is passionate about advancing the availability of emerging research. We provide a wide range of publication types so you're sure to find one that matches your current interests and schedule.

Premier Reference Sources

Authored and Edited Monographs include highly-descriptive chapters detailing progressive research in a broad range of topics and concepts. These publications are developed by international scholars and experts across a variety of disciplines and delve into various research pertinent to those studying in the field. Premier Reference Sources are essential resources for libraries, academicians, researchers, professionals, practitioners, instructors, and students of both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Major Reference Works

Major Reference Works exhibit in-depth research coverage and comprehensive assessments on inclusive topics and research methodologies. Including key terms and definitions, these publications vary in coverage and length and offer a sound and complete reference source for all audiences, making them integral acquisitions for libraries. Handbooks of Research provide concise, focused examinations and are typically 1-3 volumes in length. Contributed to by hundreds of international authors, Encyclopedias consist of 3-10 volumes sets and contain expansive knowledge focused on a particular discipline or topic area. Finally, Dictionaries contain cutting-edge terminology and relevant industry terms related to all aspects of emerging research.

Comprehensive Research Anthologies

These compilations range from 1-4 volumes in length and include content carefully selected from IGI Global’s most prestigious front list titles. Each of these Critical Explorations provide extensive coverage of a cutting-edge area of interest, providing insight into the latest fundamental concepts, methodologies, technologies, and applications, as well as organizational and social implications. These publications are intended to ease collection development for academic, corporate, and joint-use libraries looking to enhance their holdings with the most sought-after research findings.

Research Notes

These titles provide succinct and fluid explanations of the most cutting-edge concepts, theories, predictions, and implementations on niche topics in emerging research areas. These Research Insights aim to deliver forward-thinking, in-depth summaries through overviews of trending topic areas, in-field case studies, and exploratory examinations. Sized and priced appropriately, these concise, advanced, and timely resources are perfect for supplementary course usage, and are targeted towards instructors and students, as well as researchers, professionals and practitioners looking for the most recent and innovative research in their field.

Case Books

Case Books provide a unique opportunity for research to take the shape of experience, implementation, and application. Real-life impacts of technology in a particular setting are described, analyzed, and synthesized for the objective of offering solutions for successful strategies. Also addressed are organizational challenges and pitfalls experienced during an implementation of various technological applications. Case Books are marketed to academicians and international libraries for direct course usage and are regarded as instructional tools.


Containing peer-reviewed, authoritative content, from prominent researchers in the field, Journals are structured to provide a platform for innovative research, new concepts, and novel developments in disciplines within IGI Global's three academic subjects, including Business & Management, Scientific, Technical, & Medical (STM), and Education. These publications are supported by the Information Resources Management Association ( and are published quarterly or semi-annually. IGI Global journals are highly cited in many prestigious indices including Clarivate (formerly Thomson Reuters), SCOPUS, Compendex, PsycINFO, INSPEC, and Cabell’s Directories. Professionals, consultants, students, educators, and independent researchers will greatly benefit from the content found within these scholarly sources.


Developed by internationally-recognized scholars and industry leaders, Video Lectures contain comprehensive research covering a variety of topics based on IGI Global’s scholarly publications. These content-rich educational resources are presented in a convenient video format for use by managers seeking corporate educational resources, students in upper-level classrooms, academicians studying across disciplines, practitioners interested in relevant applications and tools, and researchers seeking the latest innovations in their field.