We Care - Author in the Center
InTechOpen authors are at the center of our publishing activities. Everything we do, we do for our contributors. As an InTechOpen author, you benefit from unprecedented personal support. Even when our books are released online, InTechOpen continues to help authors achieve global recognition for their research.
1. PUBLISHING PROCESS MANAGER
Publishing Process Managers (PPMs) are here to help answer any questions and provide our authors with personal assistance. PPMs are involved in each aspect of the publishing process, helping authors keep track of important deadlines, providing technical support if needed and helping coordinate submission of all content to be published.
From registration to publication, PPMs are here to assist authors with everything they may need.
2. WELCOME MESSAGE
Upon registration, authors will be welcomed to their respective book projects by their Publishing Process Manager. This will be the first opportunity to get to know your assigned PPM by browsing their InTechOpen and LinkedIn Profiles.
3. BOOK PROGRESS REPORT
A series of uniquely designed reports to keep all authors up to date with what is going on with their books. While chapters are one piece of the puzzle, the Book Progress Reports will allow authors to see how the book as a whole is progressing through each step of the publishing process. Information on other collaborators, book standings, how many authors have completed various steps and any information that is unique to a particular book project will be displayed. Each report is designed to highlight important book milestones, keeping you informed in a fun and easy way.
4. FUNDING SOURCES
As the publisher of the world’s largest collection of Open Access books, we feel it is important to ensure that our publishing standards meet compliance criteria with as many funders as possible, in order for our authors to have the opportunity to obtain funding for the publication of their research. Our Open Access Funding page will have the most up-to-date information on organizations that have such funds available for authors.
In addition to this, our payment process has been optimized so that all payments are made securely, efficiently and confidentially where our authors can be assured that their personal and professional information will be kept secure. Any issue that may arise will be promptly solved in as little as 24 hours.
5. SPECIAL AUTHOR COLLECTION
As a way of saying thank you and to acknowledge our returning authors, we created the InTechOpen Special Collection in collaboration with our authors. This personalized compilation is an overview of the content one individual author has published with us throughout the years. The InTechOpen Special Collection is located on the Author Panel in the form of a PDF available to download and share immediately. Complete with front and back cover design, table of contents and an author photo.
6. PRINT ON DEMAND (POD)
Every book published with InTechOpen is not only immediately available online to be downloaded for free, unlimited use, but can also be ordered in print format. Recognizing our authors’ demand for print copies, InTechOpen has optimized its Print on Demand service. Our authors receive special contributor prices for print copies and receive free DHL shipping worldwide.
7. EXCLUSIVE AUTHOR PROMOTIONS (PRE-ORDER AND GET ONE PRINT COPY FREE)
InTechOpen has not only optimized its Print on Demand services, but also offers exclusive author promotions for those wanting to order print copies.
Exclusive promotional campaigns such as our Pre-Order campaign, allow all InTechOpen contributors to benefit from receiving free print copies of their published content when they purchase a print copy.
8. INTECHOPEN SIGNATURE PACKAGING
Our signature packaging was designed in house specifically to protect your books during transport. As our authors are based internationally, our books travel the world to arrive at their final destinations. InTechOpen signature packaging not only ensures that all books arrive safely but create a fun, interactive experience for our authors when they receive their packages.
9. CHAPTER OFFPRINTS
All authors can order offprints of their individual chapters. Offprints are completely customized for each specific chapter. Your customized offprint will feature your name, chapter name, and book information. Another Print on Demand product to offer our authors a unique print product designed just for them.
10. CHAPTER/BOOK STATISTICS
Tracking book statistics is an important aspect of the post publishing process. InTechOpen statistics enable authors to examine the reach of their published content. Statistics demonstrate the engagement surrounding a book, which is important in uncovering potential opportunities for collaboration and examining the impact the published research is having within the scientific community.
11. AUTHOR PROMOTIONAL SUPPORT
To help our contributors promote their InTechOpen publications at events such as conferences and speaking engagements, we offer the option to produce personalized marketing materials related to their InTechOpen publications. These materials can be used in the promotion of your published research. In addition to creating flyers, posters, etc., for our authors to take with them to their events, we are also happy to announce any participation at such events via our social media channels, or for larger events, our news page. Online and print dissemination and promotion come together in this unique InTechOpen offering.
12. THANK YOU PACKAGES
Sending out thank you packages to our authors and editors is a way of showing our appreciation for our collaborators who go above and beyond to do something nice for us. While we are always striving to deliver the highest quality publishing services for our collaborators, sometimes they surprise us, and to show our appreciation we prepare small tokens to say thank you.
13. COFFEE WITH THE AUTHOR - GETTING TO KNOW OUR AUTHORS & EDITORS
Getting to know our contributors is an important aspect of our jobs and one that we value, and as such, we are happy to welcome all of our authors to visit our offices. Office visits happen almost monthly, and are a great opportunity for us not only to improve the services we provide through the invaluable feedback we receive, but also to put a face to the researchers we work with. Visiting authors also get the opportunity to meet the InTechOpen team, and more importantly their Publishing Process Manager. We enjoy taking the time to get to know the people we work with on a personal as well as professional level.
14. AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT - INTERVIEWS & VIDEOS
Taking advantage of the opportunities to sit down and interview our authors and editors allows us to have more in depth conversations about their particular areas of interest and field of expertise. Interviews, written or recorded, allow us to better highlight the work our researchers are doing within the scientific community. These videos and interviews enable us to provide even greater visibility to the scientists we work with, as these videos are promoted on our website and social media forums.
15. AUTHOR & EDITOR PROFILES
One important part of the Author Panel is the author profile. Author profiles allow for increased author visibility. Profiles are directly connected to an author's publication, meaning readers can not only read your research but learn more about you. Author profiles are used in the promotion of our authors and their published content. They are easily found in search engines and offer a level of greater visibility.
The contributor profiles set to public are browsable on our website.
16. INTECHOPEN NEWSLETTERS
Our network of collaborators includes 99,663 authors and editors from 157 countries. Keeping such a vast network of collaborators informed is important and our newsletters allow for our authors and editors to stay up to date on recent activities such as: indexing updates, conference attendance, ongoing book projects, initiatives, and updates on new projects. Newsletters are a great way to stay connected with all that is happening at InTechOpen.
For a full overview of all dissemination and promotion activities, be sure to take a look at our Dissemination and Promotion page to see what else we do for you!