Open Access is an initiative that aims to make scientific research freely available to all. To date our community has made over 100 million downloads. It’s based on principles of collaboration, unobstructed discovery, and, most importantly, scientific progression. As PhD students, we found it difficult to access the research we needed, so we decided to create a new Open Access publisher that levels the playing field for scientists across the world. How? By making research easy to access, and puts the academic needs of the researchers before the business interests of publishers.
We are a community of more than 103,000 authors and editors from 3,291 institutions spanning 160 countries, including Nobel Prize winners and some of the world’s most-cited researchers. Publishing on IntechOpen allows authors to earn citations and find new collaborators, meaning more people see your work not only from your own field of study, but from other related fields too.
Our team is growing all the time, so we’re always on the lookout for smart people who want to help us reshape the world of scientific publishing.
How Open Access Publishing Works
Open Access Books with IntechOpen: How it Works, from Submission to Publication
Are you interested in joining us in the Open Access Revolution? We invite you to contribute to an edited volume, or alternatively, browse through our extensive online catalogue that is open for submissions. We encourage our authors to find the best home for their work, whether this is via a direct invitation from us, or by proposing their own edited volume. Below we give a brief overview of how IntechOpen’s Open Access book programme operates.
Submit an Abstract: using our online manuscript tracking system it couldn’t be easier. Simply submit your invited/proposed abstract, a brief written proposal, which should contain keywords to illustrate the subject area and scope. The abstract should present an overview of what your chapter will focus on. The editor appointed by IntechOpen checks every abstract to evaluate their suitability for inclusion in the edited volume in terms of the overall scope and vision. If it meets approval, it is time to submit your fully drafted chapter.
Submit your fully drafted chapter for peer review: your manuscript will be reviewed and you will receive full reviewer reports which may include suggestions for further revisions.
Following peer review, the chapter will either be accepted or rejected.
Production: Unlike other publishers we provide full XML Typesetting, English language copyediting & proofreading and ITO services at no extra charge.
Easy online OAPF (Open Access Publication Fee) payment: Once a chapter has been accepted for publication you, your funder, or funding institution are asked to pay the OAPF in order to cover production costs.
Assignment of the CC BY license: Following payment of the Open Access Publication Fee and production, the book is assigned a CC BY license. This is the most common type of Creative Commons (CC) license, however, others are available upon request. You can find more information about CC licenses here.
Online First: Online First means that accepted chapters are published online and made searchable and citable via DOI’s meaning there are no delays in getting your science out to the world. You can find out more about Online First here.
YOUR OPEN ACCESS BOOK IS NOW PUBLISHED ONLINE: The full and final version of the book is published to be read, downloaded and cited by the community.
Abstracting and indexing (BKCI and other databases)
Dissemination via online platforms (Perlego, MSW…)
Did you know that we also publish many different format types? IntechOpen accepts complete monographs, edited volumes/collections, proceedings, and IntechOpen Compacts. If you would like more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unsure of where to find funding for your Open Access Book? IntechOpen offers a free open access support service click the link to find out more. You can view our Waiver Policy here.
Print Copies and E-Book formats available. Print copies and E-Book format of all IntechOpen content is available on demand for anyone who wishes to purchase the book in hard copy form. Please don’t forget you can also recommend titles to your library.