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Publishing with IGI Global

For over 30 years, IGI Global has collaborated with thousands of prominent researchers around the world to publish innovative academic reference materials. In collaboration with these authors from top-tier institutions including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Tsinghua University, Australian National University, and many more, IGI Global has solidified its commitment to disseminating scholarly forward-thinking content to the research community.

As an inclusive publisher who strives to advance the diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility movement, IGI Global can proudly tout that it is an inclusive publisher with authorship from every continent and from over 200 countries. Each IGI Global publication is committed to providing equal opportunities to authors from all over the world with editors encouraged to reach out to authors beyond their region of origin and journals to establish inclusive review boards that pull the expertise of a multitude of diverse individuals (view the article "Celebrating 30 Years of Diversity and Inclusion with IGI Global" for more information on this initiative).

While adhering to a strict, yet concise peer review process, we strive to offer authors and editors a seamless publishing experience by aiding in the conceptualization, development, production, marketing, and distribution of their research. Our personalized one-on-one care, expeditious publishing process, supportive technologies, sound ethical practice, and desire to see your research shared worldwide set us apart as a distinguished and reputable publishing house.

For additional information, we have compiled this comprehensive brochure showcasing our history and achievements as well as some of the authors, editors, publications, and services that have made us who we are today. Additionally, as a point of reference, you can browse a selection of IGI Global's most recent publications in the 2020-2021 Reference Book Catalog here.

Are you ready to share your research with the world? For publishing inquiries, please contact the Acquisitions Department at

Personalized Service

Publish Brochure

We know that juggling the responsibilities of research, writing, and teaching can be difficult. That is why we strive to make our collaborations as easy as possible. Support is offered from the moment that a proposal is submitted, with our Acquisitions Department prepared to answer any questions that a potential editor might have regarding the proposal review process. Once a proposal is accepted, editors and authors are paired with an in-house development contact here at IGI Global. These contacts will provide timely answers to questions, ensure that deadlines are met hassle-free, and facilitate a smooth transition from manuscript to publication.

Quick Turnaround

We have built a name for quality, cutting-edge research. However, we also understand the value of time, and how much time needs to be dedicated to a project from beginning to end. With our top of the line production system, and 100% in-house staff, we are able to cut downtime, which means that a manuscript can be moved to print in a matter of months.

Unlike other major publishers who spend as long as 3 years publishing their book titles, IGI Global offers a quality-centric and expeditious book publication process that can take a book from its initial conceptualization to its final published product in as little as 7-9 months. This allows our authors and editors to share their research with the academic community and their students while the information is still relevant and useful.

Once a book author or editor’s book proposal is accepted and contracted, IGI Global’s Development Team will work with them closely to ensure the successful completion of their project. In addition to this human support, all authors and editors receive access to IGI Global’s eEditorial Discovery® (eED) system free of charge which they can utilize in support of all editorial activities. For book editors, this includes receiving proposals from potential contributing authors, managing the double-anonymized peer review process, communicating with contributing authors, and also submitting the final manuscript materials. For authors, this includes uploading all draft materials, accessing evaluations of their manuscript, and submitting final revised materials.

While a quick turnaround might sound daunting, we offer varied timeline options in order to ensure the success of book and journal projects. We’re happy to work out a plan that meets your needs!

For those seeking a much shorter timeline of as little as 7-9 months here is what IGI Global offers, and what authors and editors can do to ensure an expeditious turnaround:

What IGI Global OffersWhat Book Editors Can DoWhat Book Authors Can Do
Free use of an advanced manuscript submission system, eEditorial Discovery®, that supports authors and editors with the full management of the project. Be mindful of the schedule of deadlines and ensure that all benchmarks are being hit.Be mindful of the schedule of deadlines and ensure that all benchmarks are being hit.
Seasoned editorial staff and advanced publication workflows that ensure seamless development and production of the electronic and print versions of the work.Ensure that the call for chapters for the publication is active and that all editors on the project are actively engaging potential contributors through various means.Submit the draft manuscript on schedule through the eEditorial Discovery® system and ensure it meets all of IGI Global’s submission guidelines
Robust guidelines, system user guides, templates, and tips for content procurement and publication.Frequently check submissions in the eEditorial Discovery® system and communicate with contributing authors and chapter reviewers frequently to ensure that they are fully aware of all submission guidelines, evaluation criteria, and deadlines. Also, ensure that all chapter authors are having their work professionally proofread and copy edited as this will help to alleviate additional multiple rounds of review and revision that can delay the process.Ensure that any revisions requested are submitted by the specified deadline and that the final manuscript meets all of IGI Global’s submission guidelines.
A 25% discount on eContent Pro’s editorial services. Click here for a free quote.Ensure that all final materials are submitted per IGI Global’s submission guidelines and are submitted using the eEditorial Discovery® system.Have the work professionally proofread and copy edited as required by IGI Global. We highly recommend eContent Pro for supplemental editorial services, for which IGI Global authors and editors receive a 25% discount. Click here for a free quote.

eEditorial Discovery®

IGI Global’s expedited publishing process and strict double-anonymized peer review process are possible due to its partnership with eEditorial Discovery®, an online submission manager that allows each phase of a project to be uploaded and monitored by the editor(s) and contributors. Contributors upload their submissions to the necessary book or journal project where the editor can assign reviewers, request revisions, make editorial decisions, and select submissions for their final publication. eEditorial Discovery® assists all individuals during the publication process to ensure a smooth transition through each phase.

Quality and Ethics

Our philosophy from day one has been, and will continue to be, publishing content based on the innovative nature and quality presented in the work as opposed to focusing purely on profitability. IGI Global affirms that ethical publication practices are critical to the successful development of knowledge. Therefore, it is the policy of IGI Global to maintain high ethical standards in all publications. These standards pertain to all books, journals, chapters, and articles accepted for publication. Each authored and edited publication undergoes a rigorous double-anonymized peer review. IGI Global, nor the editors leading book and journal publications, will accept any form of monetary remuneration or publication bribery for the acceptance or expediting of submitted work. The only processing fees that would ever be charged by IGI Global would be for Open Access submissions in the form of Article Processing Charges (APCs), and the payment in those instances would not be requested until after the article manuscript has undergone the double-anonymized peer review and been accepted for publication. Due to our strict adherence to ethical publishing, we are a recognized member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Additionally, IGI Global is fully integrated with ORCID. When publishing a book, journal, chapter, article, or conducting review activities for journals, we will collect the author, editor, or reviewer's ORCID iD to verify their identity and tie the published work or journal manuscript review to their name. To ensure a streamlined and easy-to-use process, authentication is provided within IGI Global’s submission system, the eEditorial Discovery® System, and also in the IGI Global Online Bookstore. Plus, the unique iD will be displayed next to the individual's name in print and electronic publications.

Also, in order to support our international contributors and mitigate any potential language barriers, IGI Global recommends eContent Pro for supplemental editorial services including high-quality English language copy editing which optimizes readability to ensure the content is communicated clearly and accurately. Through the English language copy editing service, authors can benefit from rapid turnaround, affordability (at a third of the cost of other providers), and the receipt of a certificate upon job completion certifying the services that have been applied to their manuscript. Contributors to IGI Global publications receive an exclusive discount on these supplemental editorial services.

Enrichment Opportunities

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Open Access

All of our open access (OA) publications operate under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licensing arrangement, where the copyright for the work remains solely with the author(s) of the manuscript. With this option, the published work is made freely available without any logins, restrictions, paywalls, or embargo, creating optimal discoverability and citation impact. Learn More

All of our scholarly journals publish under either a gold open access (OA) model where the author or funding body pays an article processing charge (APC) (once the article has been accepted following the peer review) in order to make the article freely available online, or a platinum open access (OA) model where full funding is secured for the journal alleviating authors from having to pay an article processing charge (APC) to publish under OA if their work is accepted following the peer review process.

We offer platinum, gold, and hybrid open access (OA) models for our book publications. Platinum OA books are full book publications published under OA that receive funding (from one or more funding sources) to cover the entirety of the book processing charge (BPC), which means for edited monographs, contributing authors would not need to pay an OA chapter processing charge (CPC) if their work is accepted following the peer review. Gold OA books are full book publications published under OA, however, the chapter authors are required to pay a chapter processing charge (CPC) following the peer review process if their work is accepted. Hybrid OA books welcome both standard (non-OA) and open access (OA) submissions. A chapter processing charge (CPC) is required of authors wishing to publish under OA following the peer review process if their work is accepted.

Important Note: All IGI Global publications will undergo a rigorous double-anonymized peer review process and each project accepted under OA receives the same high-quality production process as our non-open access publications.

Open Access Agreements

The Open Access (OA) Movement has been an ongoing uncertainty for libraries and researchers. IGI Global is committed to eliminating these doubts by providing flexible options for institutions and libraries to participate in OA publishing by providing investment-level and no-cost open access agreement solutions for libraries.

Fair Use

For individuals publishing under the traditional publishing method, IGI Global provides an industry standard and supportive Fair Use Policy (Green Open Access).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that certain exceptions may need to be made in order to make IGI Global published content more easily accessible for teaching and learning purposes. Please contact our Intellectual Property and Contracts Department at if there are any special requirements you must fulfill with your IGI Global published content.

International Focus

As an international scholarly publisher, we maintain a global commitment to progressing innovation and the availability of knowledge resources for academicians, independent researchers, industry practitioners, and professionals worldwide. Each of our book, journal, and video contributors benefit from the expansion of their professional and academic networks by partnering with individuals from across the globe to make each and every publication a success.

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