Our Story

Initiatives and milestones by year:


  • InTechOpen identified as a world leader in Open Access book publishing in Simba Information's Open Access Book Publishing 2016 - 2020 report and forecast which profiles notable OA book publishers and provides an overview of the global OA book publishing landscape. InTechOpen came in at the top as the world's largest OA book publisher by title count - and the only publisher whose core output consists of Open Access books specializing in STM content
  • InTechOpen becomes a member of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
  • InTechOpen author Prof. Yoshinori Ohsumi awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Earlier this year, Prof. Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology - both prizes were awarded to him for his study and discoveries of the mechanisms of autophagy
  • 33 InTechOpen authors included in the 2016 Highly Cited Researchers list published by Clarivate Analytics, formerly the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters. Throughout the years, we have had the privilege to work with a total of 54 most cited scientists all ranked among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and publication year
  • InTechOpen's Sara Uhač speaks at STM's Annual Frankfurt Conference. Her keynote presentation titled "Open Access Books - The New Model," reviewed a new book publishing model and a product that InTechOpen pioneered
  • InTechOpen exhibits at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair, Hall 4.2 Stand K71. An opportunity to showcase our books, promote Open Access publishing, and our international researchers
  • InTechOpen author Prof. Yoshinori Ohsumi awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work and discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy. Prof. Ohsumi published "Crystallographic Studies on Autophagy-Related Proteins" in the book Current Trends in X-Ray Crystallography edited by Annamalai Chandrasekaran, ISBN 978-953-307-754-3
  • Mid year milestone: InTechOpen exceeds 80 million downloads demonstrating a rapid flow of information among scientific fields and a popularization of science beyond the scientific community. In total, 2,425 authors' chapters indexed in the Book Citation Index in the Web of Science™ Core Collection (BKCI)
  • Sale of open access peer reviewed journals to SAGE Publishing. Effective May 13th, 2016, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (NMNT), the International Journal of Engineering Business Management (IJEBM), the Journal of Circulating Biomarkers (JCB), Nanobiomedicine (NBM), and the International Journal of Advanced Robotics Systems (IJARS) were transferred to SAGE.
    InTechOpen in a strong position to maximise its full potential and expand its activities in the next phase of growth
  • Managing Director, Sara Uhač speaks at the 6th annual SPi Global Client Advisory Board Summit with co-panelists from Elsevier, Macmillan Learning and Wiley in New York City. The conference focused on topics of smart technology and data analytics
  • European Commission confirms InTech's eligibility for FP7 post-grant OA project funding. InTech's titles available in OpenAIRE's repository, the cornerstone of the European Commission's Open Access infrastructure
  • Journal of Circulating Biomarkers indexed in DOAJ. All InTech journals are now indexed in DOAJ


  • Publishing milestone: over 70 million downloads reached
  • Thomson Reuters’s ISI Web of Science Book Citation Index begins indexing InTech's books in its database. Read more
  • 40 InTech authors are included in the top 1% of the world's most cited researchers (Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers)
  • 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
  • Nanobiomedicine journal indexed in DOAJ
  • 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
  • Publishing milestone: InTech publishes its 2,500th book and 40,000th open access chapter and reached 20,000 citations in Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science


  • Publishing milestone: over 30 million downloads reached
  • 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: 10 million downloads reached
  • New reading platform launched: InTech introduces its new reading platform - InTechOpen at intechopen.com - 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


  • InTechOpen publishes "Strategies to Successfully Cross-Link Carbon Nanotubes" authored by 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner Harold W. Kroto, in the book Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes edited by Jose Mauricio Marulanda, ISBN 978-953-307-499-3
  • Publishing milestone: over 5 million downloads reached
  • 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


  • Publishing milestone: InTech expands its book publishing program to include the field of medicine and 1 million downloads are reached
  • 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