InTech and Open Access

InTech is committed to Open Access as a way of publishing scholarly work that is freely available online and serves the needs and ambitions of researchers, institutions and general society. InTech activities contributing to the growth of Open Access:


  • Publishing milestone: InTech celebrates 10th anniversary of first book published
  • InTech launches the Regional Research Spotlight Series
  • InTech's journal content is deposited in Portico's dark archive
  • InTech and SPi sign a partnership agreement regarding production solutions
  • InTech and CEPIEC sign a partnership agreement regarding POD solutions in China
  • IJARS launches the Rising Stars initiative with the aim of supporting and bringing into the spotlight young robotics researchers
  • BKCI: a selection of our books is accepted for indexing in the Book Citation Index (BKCI), part of the Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
  • Publishing milestone: InTech publishes its 2500th book and 40,000th open access chapter


  • Publishing milestone: Celebrating 10 years of IJARS
  • InTech starts publishing Open Access videos that regularly feature interviews and lectures showcasing the latest research and application novelties within the field of robotics, as well as personal overviews on the state of robotics by the most prominent robotic researchers
  • IJARS launches the Women in Robotics initiative: a project that brings into the spotlight scientific accomplishments of women working in robotics
  • Publishing milestone: Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology receives its inaugural Impact Factor of 0.949; Nanobiomedicine journal launched
  • InTech reorganizes the book publishing division
  • Regional Representatives: a number of Regional Representatives were appointed around the world with the aim to increase the visibility and outreach of our authors' published work among science communities and institutions


  • Publishing milestone: InTech reaches the 2000 open access STM books published milestone
  • InTech reorganizes the journal publishing division and publishing processes. Journals start using the Aries Editorial Manager platform with the aim to streamline the submission-to-publication-article process
  • Publishing milestone: IJARS publishes its 1,000th article
  • IJARS enters a partnership agreement with the portal Robotics Business Review: every year editors take part to the Robotics Business Reviews' Game Changer Awards, acting as members of the judging panel
  • InTech becomes an official member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), an additional guarantee of highest ethical standards application by and for all parties involved in the publishing process


  • New reading platform launched: InTech introduces its new reading platform - InTechOpen at - re-engineered with a focus on improving the readers’ experience
  • Interact2012: InTech organized a free-attendance series of workshops that took place in September in Rijeka, Croatia. World renowned Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro (University of Osaka) took Interact's main stage, giving the audience the best of HRI currently developed in his laboratories

  • InTech and Markono sign a partnership agreement for POD solutions in South-East Asia


  • Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported: As of 2011, all published manuscripts switched from CC NC license to the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Our Copyright Policy aims to guarantee that original material is published while at the same time giving significant freedom to our authors. InTech upholds a flexible copyright policy which means that there is no copyright transfer to the publisher and authors hold exclusive copyright to their work
  • InTech and TBI published the survey: Author Attitudes Towards Open Access Publishing: A market research programme was developed by TBI on behalf of InTech. This provided a better understanding of the needs of researchers and the evolving context within which they carry out research, publish and exchange information
  • Opening of a representation office in Shangai (China)
  • InTech embraces Print on Demand (POD) and signs a partnership agreement with DHL, becoming its biggest client in Croatia
  • SHOW (Share Open Access Worldwide): InTech organizes a set of lectures, debates, round tables, movies, music events. These all revolved around the subjects of open access publishing, open source, intellectual property, new ways of licensing online content, remixed and shared culture, and free knowledge

  • InTech provides the 10 millionth bibliographic record (overall) to WorldCat's catalog
  • InTech participates at the Share Conference in Belgrade, Serbia, and holds a short presentation on open access
  • Publishing milestone: IJARS receives its inaugural Impact Factor of 0.326; Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology journal launched


  • Operations move from Vienna (Austria, EU), to Rijeka (Croatia, EU)
  • Publishing milestone: InTech expands its book publishing program into the field of medicine
  • OAI-PMH: In October 2010, InTech implemented the OAI-PMH protocol. As a result, all materials are more widely accessible with increased benefits for scholars, researchers, students, libraries, universities and other academic institutions


  • Publishing milestone: First 100 open access STM books published




  • InTech published a special issue of the IJARS journal featuring contributions by NASA's scientists and regarding the Mars Exploration Rover missions



  • Founding of the company in Vienna, Austria: InTech started its comany's activities by publishing journals and books in the fields of AI, Robotics, Manufacturing, Operations Research, followed by Environmental Engineering, Nanotechnology, Computer Science, Renewable Energy and Electrical Engineering
  • Launch of the first open access, peer reviewed robotics journal: our flagship publication – the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS) was launched as the first ever open access journal in the field