CSIC and IntechOpen Cooperate on Open Access publishing

17 January 2020

CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), the Spanish Research Council and IntechOpen are working together to encourage Open Access publishing in Spain. In a new agreement, CSIC affiliated academics and research centres will benefit from heavily discounted publication fees and IntechOpen’s vast experience in Open Access book publishing.

From January 2020, the Open Access book publishing fee charged to CSIC researchers across all (STEM & HSS) research output will be reduced by 25%, and 50% of the remaining charges will be paid by a CSIC central Open Access fund managed by URICI, while funds last. Authors will pay the remaining 50% of the fee themselves.

CSIC supports the pursuit of scientific research, with more than 11,000 researchers at its 120 member institutes. It is the largest public institution in Spain dedicated to research and one of the most renowned of the European Research Area. It sits within the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities through the General Secretariat of Scientific Policy Coordination.

IntechOpen is a leading Open Access book publisher, with a community of over 118,000 authors and academic editors and more than 4,500 Open Access books published since 2004. All books are submitted to relevant abstracting and indexing services including Web of Science, Book Citation Index, Crossref, Google Scholar, WorldCat, BASE, EBSCO, Open AIRE, CNKI Scholar, RePEc, ExLibris SFX.

Dr Anke Beck, CEO of IntechOpen says: “We believe that scientific progress is fuelled by collaboration and are extremely proud to enter an agreement with CSIC to support its researchers in Open Access publishing. We look forward to seeing more high-quality publications from our Spanish research colleagues.”

Agnès Ponsati [Director of the Unit of Information Resources for Research] from CSIC said: “The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) through its Library Network is committed to open access as one of the ways to achieve a new way of doing science and disseminate: open science. We are betting on offering our community of researchers, which is diverse and multidisciplinary different options so that they can publish their results in open access, be they articles, books or book chapters. IntechOpen has been one of the options that we incorporate into our Open Access Support Program as of January 2020.”

About IntechOpen

Founded in 2004, IntechOpen is a leader in Open Access book publishing with a community of over 116,000 academic authors and editors and more than 4,400 Open Access books published to date.  The company’s mission is to democratise knowledge and to ensure content is accessible for free wherever it is accessed. The company’s main offices are in London, UK and Rijeka, Croatia. Visit IntechOpen’s website at www.intechopen.com and find us on Twitter @IntechOpen

About CSIC 

CSIC is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third-largest in Europe. CSIC consists of 120 institutes (67 on its own and 53 joint institutes in collaboration with 43 public universities). Total staff, distributed across institutes and central services amount to just over 11,000, out of whom around 5,300 are directly devoted to doing research, including permanent, hired researchers, fellows and in training researchers. Belonging to the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, CSIC main objective is to develop and promote research that will help bring about scientific and technological progress, and for this purpose, it collaborates with a wide network of Spanish and foreign entities.

CSIC research spins around eight principal scientific-technical areas ranging from the most basic or fundamental aspects of science to the most complex technological developments; from human and social sciences to food science and technology, including biology, biomedicine, physics, chemistry and materials, natural resources and agriculture.

When it comes to publishing productivity, between 2008 and 2018 surpassed 144,000, according to WoS and Scopus data. This volume represents 14% of all Spain’s scientific publications in the given period. On the whole, CSIC publications are closely aligned with impact factor journals listings. Nearly 70% of CSIC articles are published in Q1 JIF titles.