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IGI Global Open Access
As an academic publisher at the forefront of advancement for over 30 years, IGI Global OA provides quality, expediate OA publishing with a top-of-the-line production system backed by the international Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). With a streamlined publishing process, flexible funding options, and more, researchers can freely and immediately share their peer-reviewed research with the world.
  • Rigorous and Expediate Publishing Process
  • Research Is Fully Free and Accessible to All (Creative Commons BY License)
  • Increased Discoverability of Published Content (89% Higher Download Rate)
  • Acceleration of Citation Impact & Increased Indexing Potential
  • Greater Visibility & Wider Professional Recognition
  • Opportunities for Networking & Collaboration
  • Supports Overall Career Advancement
  • Affordable Article/Chapter Processing Charges (APCs/CPCs) (Starting at US$ 500)
  • And More.
Open Access Journals
IGI Global Offers Over 60 Fully Gold OA Journals, 1 Platinum OA Journal, and 110+ Hybrid OA Journals Across 11 Core Subjects, Including Business, Education, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, and More
Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC)
Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC)Open Access
Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM)
Journal of Global Information Management (JGIM)
Open Access
International Journal of eSports Multidisciplinary Research (IJEMR)
International Journal of eSports Multidisciplinary Research (IJEMR)Open Access
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET)
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET)Open Access
Why Choose IGI Global?
As one of the few independent academic publishers remaining in the industry, we offer much more flexibility, innovation, and agility which provide us much more sensitivity toward the needs of our stakeholders. This includes throughout the publishing process, title acquisitions, and beyond. Find below how we can support OA ahead of our competitors:
Services & Offerings
IGI Global Author Services
Springer
Wiley
Every Journal Undergoes Double-Blind Peer Review Process
Article Processing Charges
US$ 1,050 - US$ 2,300
US$ 850 - US$ 11,250
US$ 968 - US$ 4,500
Read & Publish with 100% Open Access Article/Chapter Processing Charge Conversions
Published Under Creative Commons License
Free Use of eEditorial Discovery® Submission System
Publication Models
IGI Global scholarly journals have three open access publication models:
gold oa lock The Gold Open Access publication model is used for journals that publish only OA content, however, do not have outside funding to cover the article processing charges (APCs) for authors of accepted work.
  • These journals are accompanied by an APC that the author or a funding body will be expected to pay following the double-blind peer review process, should their work be accepted. (Note: Authors of rejected articles will not be expected to pay an APC).
  • Ideal for researchers looking to make their work freely and immediately available online without any subscription fees
DISCLAIMER: All Open Access Articles follow rigorous double-blind peer review and revision processes before a formal decision.
Below is an example of the process for Open Access Publishing in a Gold OA Journal:
Submit
Manuscript to
Gold OA Journal
Peer ReviewProcess
Peer ReviewProcess
ArticleAccepted
OR
ArticleAccepted
Pay APC
APC Waived
Article Freely Accessible with a CC BY 4.0 License Held by Author
Below is an example of the process for OA Publishing in a Gold OA Journal:
Submit
Manuscript to
Gold OA Journal
Peer ReviewProcess
Peer ReviewProcess
ArticleAccepted
ArticleAccepted
Pay APC
OR
APC Waived
Article Freely Accessible with a
CC BY 4.0 License
Held by Author
platinum oa lock The Platinum Open Access publication model is used for journals that publish only OA content and have received outside funding (from one or more sources) to cover the article processing charges for authors of accepted work.
  • Because the journal already has OA funding secured, authors who are accepted to be published in Platinum OA Journals are not expected to pay an APC and thus can publish their work as OA for free.
  • IGI Global provides interested funding organizations the ability to combine their budgets together to provide formal funding to a formerly established Hybrid Open Access Journal to convert it to Platinum OA.
  • Ideal for researchers looking to make their work freely and immediately available online without any subscription fees
Below is an example of the process for Open Access Publishing in a Platinum OA Journal:
Submit
Manuscript to
Platinum OA Journal
Peer ReviewProcess
ArticleAccepted
Journal APCCovered byFunding Body
Article Freely Accessible with a CC BY 4.0 License Held by Author
Below is an example of the process for Open Access Publishing in a Platinum OA Journal:
Submit
Manuscript to
Platinum OA Journal
Peer ReviewProcess
ArticleAccepted
Journal APCCovered byFunding Body
Article Freely Accessible with a
CC BY 4.0 License
Held by Author
hybrid oa lock The Hybrid Open Access publication model lets the author choose whether to publish their article manuscript as open access or as standard subscription-based access. If the author opts to publish the article as open access, the author or funding body pays an article processing charge (APC) if their work is accepted.
  • The payment of the APC is to make the article freely available online while also included as part of a subscription-based journal volume. (Note: Authors of rejected articles will not be expected to pay an APC).
  • With this option, the published article is immediately made freely available without any embargo.
  • Ideal for researchers looking to make their work freely and immediately available online without any subscription fees
Below is an example of the process for OA Publishing in a Hybrid OA Journal:
Submit
Manuscript to
Hybrid OA Journal
Publish UnderSubscription-Based ModelPublish UnderOA Model
ArticleAccepted AfterPeer Review
OR
ArticleAccepted AfterPeer Review
Does NotPay a FeePay APC
Article Accessible After Purchase & Copyright Transfers to Publisher
Article Freely Accessible with a
CC BY 4.0 License
Held by Author
Below is an example of the process for OA Publishing in a Hybrid OA Journal:
Submit
Manuscript to
Hybrid OA Journal
Publish UnderSubscription-Based Model
OR
Publish UnderOA Model
ArticleAccepted AfterPeer Review
ArticleAccepted AfterPeer Review
Does NotPay a Fee
Pay APC
Article Accessible After Purchase & Copyright Transfers to Publisher
Article Freely Accessible with a
CC BY 4.0 License
Held by Author
Journal Special Issues – All IGI Global journals accept special issues for consideration that may be published under any of the open access publishing models indicated above. To propose a special issue, please utilize the Journal Special Issue Proposal Form.
IGI Global carefully checks each accepted article to ensure that the authors are awarded APC waivers and discounts when applicable. Learn More
Peer Review
The peer review process is the driving force behind all IGI Global books and journals. All IGI Global reviewers maintain the highest ethical standards and each manuscript undergoes a rigorous double-blind peer review process, which is backed by our full membership to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The full publishing process and peer review are conducted within the IGI Global eEditorial Discovery® online submission system and on average takes 30 days. Learn More
Open Access Licensing
A portion of IGI Global journals operate under a Gold Open Access (OA) Model. As Gold 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. These journals will not publish any material that has been previously published elsewhere. View Full OA Policy
Article Processing Charges

IGI Global Article Processing Charges (APCs) range from US $1,050 to US $2,300.

Why is an APC Necessary?

An APC is necessary to offset the price of publication. OA Journals (both gold and platinum) are not dependent on subscriptions any longer and as such, to fund the publication of the journal and its content, IGI Global must collect APCs from the authors or a funding body of accepted articles in the journal.

What Does IGI Global’s Open Access APC Cover?

In the traditional subscription-based model, the cost to the publisher to produce each standard 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 of the processes associated with the publication of the article manuscript, including:

  • Digital tools used to support the manuscript management and review process
  • Typesetting, formatting and layout
  • Online hosting
  • Submission of the journal’s content to numerous abstracts, directories, and indexes
  • Third-party software (e.g. plagiarism checks)
  • Editorial support which includes manuscript tracking, communications, submission guideline checks, and communications with authors and reviewers
  • All promotional support and activities which include metadata distribution, press releases, promotional communications, web content, ads, fliers, brochures, postcards, etc. for the journal and its published contents
  • The fact that all published articles will be freely accessible and able to be posted and disseminated widely by
    the authors
  • Professional line-by-line English language copy editing and proofreading*

*This service is only performed on article manuscripts with fully paid (not discounted or waived) APC fees.

Initiatives & Discounts
IGI Global's Transformative Open Access (Read & Publish) Initiative
Acquire & Open: When your library acquires an IGI Global e-Book and/or e-Journal Collection, your faculty’s published work will be considered for immediate conversion to Open Access (CC BY License), at no additional cost to the library or its faculty (cost only applies to the e-Collection content being acquired), through our popular Transformative Open Access (Read & Publish) Initiative.
These initiatives stand out from others in the industry,
as based on the agreement reached, they can:
Provide Up To
100%
OA APC or
CPC Funding
Provide Funding
to Convert
a Journal to Platinum OA
Support
Funding for an
OA Reference Book
Under this initiative, when a library invests in IGI Global's e-Book Collection, e-Journal Collection, or a subset of these collections, IGI Global will match the library’s investment with a fund of equal value to go toward subsidizing the OA article processing charges (APCs) and OA book processing charges (BPCs) for their students, faculty, and staff at that institution when their work is submitted and accepted under OA (following peer review) into an IGI Global journal or book.
If your institution does not have open access funding already but does happen to have an electronic resources budget, this program provides a source of OA funding to institutions that invest in IGI Global’s e-book or e-journal collections.
Open Access Read & Publish Initiative
Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Corresponding authors affiliated to a low- or middle-income country may request a waiver or discount for the Article Processing Charge (APC) should they be unable to secure funding from an alternate body. A list of eligible countries appears below.
Items to Consider:
  • Only manuscripts submitted to full Gold IGI Global journals will be considered.
  • Authors submitting to Hybrid Open Access journals may choose to publish under the traditional, subscription-based model with no publication fee.
  • Authors must request a waiver or discount at the point of submission by filling out and submitting the form below. Requests filed during the review process or after manuscript acceptance will not be reviewed.
  • Requests will be reviewed in order of receipt.
  • Submittal of request form does not guarantee that a waiver or discount will be approved.
  • Submittal of request form does not guarantee that your manuscript will be accepted for publication.
Request Form
Eligible Countries (Applicable For Gold Open Access Journals Only)
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • El Salvador
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • West Bank and Gaza Strip
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Additional OA Funding Resources

Find below common OA funding resources that provide additional information on country funding, OA standards, and more.

  • Refer to IGI Global's list of foundations and institutions that provide Open Access
    Funding Resources
    .
  • Sherpa Juliet  is a searchable database of research funders' OA policies.
  • The Open Access Directory maintains a list of institutional funds for OA publishing.
  • SPARC  maintains a list of North American universities and university libraries with OA funds.
Latest Open Access Articles
IGI Global Open Access Collection

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IGI Global Open Access Collection provides all of IGI Global’s open access content in one convenient location and user-friendly interface that can easily searched or integrated into library discovery systems.

Author Services
IGI Global’s Author Services provide high quality, affordable, and expeditious content and editing services ranging from Scientific & Scholarly Editing Services to Copy Editing & Proofreading, ideal for polishing your manuscript prior to submission. Professional editing improves the quality of work, leading to minimized revision times and increased potential for acceptance by eliminating the distractions that poor quality content can cause.
10% Contributor Discount for Author Services
Scientific & Scholarly Editing

Save time throughout the publishing and peer review process, as well as increase the quality of your manuscript through utilizing our Scientific & Scholarly Editing. Additionally, having your work evaluated by experts in the field prior to submission ensures your manuscript stands out against thousands of other submissions. Benefits of this
service include:

  • Competitively Priced (as low as US$ 0.10/word)*
  • All Reviewers are Ph.D.-Level Experts in Their Field
  • Two independent reviews of your document
  • Assists in Organizing Key Ideas and Concepts in the Most Comprehensive Way
  • Expedited Turnaround Time (as low as One
    (1)-Day Returns
    )
  • 350+ Subject-Fields Covered (Business, Education, Medicine, Engineering, and More)
  • Certificate of Completion Presented with a Satisfaction Guarantee

*Documents longer than 30,000 words are subject to extended timelines for completion. Rush deliveries are available for an additional fee.

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Figure, Table, Chart, & Equation Conversion

Struggling with making your figure, table, chart and equations publication quality and adhering to IGI Global’s standards?

To assist in ensuring that all visual elements within your manuscript are clear and concise, and to mitigate any potential delays during the development phase due to poor quality, IGI Global offers Figure, Table, Chart, & Equation Conversion service. Benefits of this service, include:

  • Designs Tables, Figures, & Charts to IGI Global’s Standards and Guidelines
  • Competitively Priced Against Comparable Services
  • Expedited Turnaround Time (as low as Three
    (3)-Day Returns)
  • Affordable Access to Professional Design Needs
  • Export Graphics in a Variety of File Types (.pdf, .jpg, .png, .tiff, etc.)

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Take Advantage of Our 10% Discount on Author Services

Authors who seek to publish their manuscript with us and who have had any IGI Global Author Services completed on their work prior to submission or during the review process enjoy the benefits of enhancing their research quality, which subsequently increases the likelihood of acceptance and higher citation impact.

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Contact
Inquiries regarding IGI Global’s Open Access Publishing Program can be directed to:
IGI Global’s Open Access Division
openaccessadmin@igi-global.com