About Us

InTechOpen is the world's largest Science, Technology and Medicine Open Access book publisher. With a goal to provide free online access to research since 2004, InTechOpen has published 2,813 books and 46,127 scientific works by 96,990 international scientists.

Our overall mission is to help academics make a greater impact by giving readers free access to all published work.

With over 44,000 Web of Science citations and +90 million downloads up-to-date, we give authors international visibility, leading to global scientific communities recognizing the value and impact of their research.

46,127 SCIENTIFIC WORKS PUBLISHED
144,254 MOST DOWNLOADED CHAPTER
570,000 UNIQUE READERS PER MONTH
+44,000 TOTAL CITATIONS IN WEB OF SCIENCE

Citations are considered the most significant measure of a publication's relevance within the scientific community. Below are some of our books that have had notable impact in terms of being cited.

Last updated September/October 2016

The main subject area covered by InTechOpen publications is Engineering, followed by Health Sciences, Life Sciences and Social Sciences and Humanities, as represented below.

Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology
1,425 books
77,541 authors
Life Sciences Life Sciences
413 books
28,076 authors
Health Sciences Health Sciences
916 books
59,252 authors
Social Sciences and Humanities Social Sciences and Humanities
64 books
4,599 authors

We have worked with contributors from more than 3,219 research institutions and 155 countries. The diversity of our authors' and editors' geographic location reflects our mission to collaborate with scientists and professionals across all continents. This results in publishing works by distinct and globally-spread science communities on a single platform.

Our Authors world map
Geographic location of our authors and editors

Our collaborators are researchers and senior members of the international academic and scientific community across all fields of science. While proud of all our collaborators, we would like to highlight a few for their scientific merits and career advancements, also included among the most influential scientific minds of our time.

11,742* (~12.1%) AUTHORS AND EDITORS FROM TOP 500 UNIVERSITIES
54 AUTHORS AMONG THE TOP 1% MOST CITED SCIENTISTS

*Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2016

Our readership comprises of all the players in academic communities: scientists, university and college professors, research professionals, students and users of academic libraries. Our publications are of great interest to engineering societies, technical organisations and government departments.

Our Authors world map
Geographic location of readers

Not only are our authors, editors and readers among the world's leading authorities in science, technology and medicine, but they are also imbued with a highly-developed social conscience by being aware of the growing imperative to openly share new information.

Our vision is to meet the challenges of making critical knowledge freely available to the worldwide science community, while maintaining the highest standards in our dealings with authors and institutions.

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