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Submit a Gold Open Access Journal Proposal

Approval Status: Initial Submission
IGI Global's Acquisitions team will use the following information to conduct the initial assessment of your proposed gold open access publication. Filling out each section thoughtfully and thoroughly will help expedite the review process of your proposal.

All fields are required unless otherwise noted.
Note: This proposal form is for those wishing to launch a new journal publication. If you are interested in submitting a journal article manuscript for consideration, please visit our call for papers page here. For existing journals looking to transfer to IGI Global, please use the Gold Open Access Journal Transfer Proposal Form here.
Open Access Policy

This proposal is for a gold open access journal which means that all the content contained within the journal will be freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

I have read the Open Access Policy and agree to its terms.  
Open Access Fees

Publishing a gold open access journal with IGI Global requires the existence of a funding body to support with the cost needed to maintain publishing services for the journal.

Funding provided for the journal will be used to offset the cost of the Article Processing Charge (APC). In the traditional subscription-based model, the cost to the publisher to produce each article is covered by the revenue generated by journal subscriptions. Under OA, all the articles are published under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license; therefore, the authors or funding body will pay a one-time APC to offset the costs of all the activities associated with the publication of the article manuscript.

Learn more about the necessity of the APC and the services it covers on the Open Access Publishing Page.

I have read the Open Access Fees requirement and agree to its terms.  
Licensing Statement

IGI Global open access journal publishing offers authors 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 manuscript.

Others may distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, 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. IGI Global will not publish any material that has been previously published elsewhere.

I have read the Licensing Statement and agree to its terms.  
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Submission Role  

Editor/Author Information
Please enter all Editor(s)-in-Chief in the order they appear on this project.
Editor/Author #1
First Name  
Middle Name (optional)
Last Name  
Highest Degree Earned  
Research Areas  
Add Editor/Author #2
Society/Association Information
Please enter the information for the society/association that is partnering with this journal.
Society/Association Name  
Society/Association Website  
Society/Association Address
(if the society/association has offices worldwide, please include the address for the primary location):
Address 1  
Address 2  
Postal Code  
Funding Body
Please enter the information for the entity that will be providing the funding for this journal.
Funding Body Name  
Funding Body Email  
Funding Body Address
Address 1  
Address 2  
Postal Code  
Funding Body Point of Contact  
Funding Body Point of Contact Email  
Funding Compliance
Please list any special requirements the journal must follow to comply with funding, if any.  
Tentative Titles  
Please provide 3-5 title suggestions. We ask that titles are kept concise without the use of subtitles. Commonly used keywords should be included within the title to assist potential readers in searching for the title.
Indexing Keywords  
The inclusion of 3-10 indexing keywords will better assist us in categorizing your title.
Please provide a description of your proposed journal, including a concise definition of the subject area.
Objective and Mission  
A brief objective and mission of your proposed journal and why it should be published.
Potential Associate Editors/Editorial Review Board Members  
Include the names and affiliations of potential Editorial Review Board (ERB) Members below. The inclusion of these resources is necessary for the peer review process. These individuals must confirm their appointment prior to being formally added to the review board. Please be prepared to list 30+ internationally diverse ERB members should the journal be accepted.
Intended Audience  
Provide a list of users who will benefit from the publication of this journal.
Plans for Reaching Contributors  
Please identify specific networks, conferences, research groups, website plans, etc. that you will use to continuously recruit articles for the journal.
Potential Solicitation Channels  
Identify potential contexts in which this journal will be used and to what market this journal is appropriate for.
Abstracting Services and Indices (optional)
Please list any abstracting services and/or indices you are familiar with that align with the mission and coverage of your proposed journal. If/when the journal is contracted and it meets the criteria outlined by the abstracting services and/or indices, this journal will be submitted for consideration.
Open Access Repositories (optional)
Please list any open access repositories you are familiar with that align with the mission and coverage of your proposed journal. If/when the journal is contracted and it meets the criteria outlined by the repository, this journal will be submitted for consideration.
Research Partnerships (optional)
IGI Global is always examining new partnership opportunities. If you are currently a member of a research association or society that might be interested in partnering with your proposed journal, please list the name of the association or society here. Please also include a contact person’s full name, title, and e-mail address.
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