IGI Global Adds Line-By-Line Copy Editing to Open Access Publishing Services

By IGI Global Open Access Division on Feb 28, 2022
woman copyediting at her deskAs of January 2022, IGI Global began including line-by-line English language copy editing and proofreading as part of the service offering associated with paid open access Article Processing Charges (APCs) and Chapter Processing Charges (CPCs), significantly helping authors polish their work and put their best foot forward as their manuscripts become freely accessible to the world.
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  • Affordable APCs (much lower than the industry average)
  • Rigorous & Expediate Publishing
  • Networking & Collaboration
  • Acceleration of Citation Impact
  • Increased Discoverability
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While IGI Global strongly recommends that authors seek out English language copy editing and proofreading of their work prior to submission to ensure that reviewers are not distracted by grammatical errors or other issues, this line-by-line English language copy editing and proofreading of the final accepted manuscript will ensure that the final published work is published with the highest level of quality. This benefit is added to a long list of services provided with APCs and CPCs:
  • Digital tools used to support the editorial management and review process
  • Typesetting, formatting and layout
  • Online hosting
  • Submission of the 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
    published contents
  • The fact that the published content 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 manuscripts with fully paid (not discounted or waived) APC or CPC fees.

APCs and CPCs for open access work are necessary because there is no revenue generated by subscriptions or a paywall, as under OA, the publications are published under the Creative Commons (CC BY) license, and as such are freely accessible to the public. Learn More: Article Processing Charges: What They Are and Why They Exist
In order to ensure that OA publishing is affordable and accessible, IGI Global is committed to ensuring that open access processing charges are lower than the industry standard. We do understand that some authors may have difficulty securing OA funding, and as such IGI Global provides an Open Access Funding Resources page for authors to browse options for OA funding.
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For authors interested in having any other professional editing services done on their work, either prior to submission or later in the process, IGI Global offers a full range of author services including – figure, table, chart, & equation conversions, that can aid authors in improving the quality of their manuscripts. IGI Global authors receive an exclusive 10% discount off such services.
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Founded in 1988, IGI Global, an international academic publisher, is committed to producing the highest quality research (as an active full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics “COPE”) and ensuring the timely dissemination of innovative research findings through an expeditious and technologically advanced publishing process. Through their commitment to supporting the research community ahead of profitability, and taking a chance on virtually untapped topic coverage, IGI Global has been able to collaborate with over 150,000+ researchers from some of the most prominent research institutions around the world to publish the most emerging, peer-reviewed research across 350+ topics in 11 subject areas including business, computer science, education, engineering, social sciences, and more. Learn More About IGI Global >

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