Knowledge Unlatched and IntechOpen collaboration begins publishing

December 4, 2019

The first two IntechOpen books in partnership with Knowledge Unlatched (KU) have been published today. They are the first of a series in the engineering sciences and focus on energy systems. The collaboration was announced in September 2018 and extended in early 2019 to cover additional books in the physical sciences. 

The KU crowdfunding model raises publishing costs through libraries around the world and article processing charges (APC’s) will not be required from the authors. Innovation in Energy Systems - New Technologies for Changing Paradigms, and Advanced Communication and Control Methods for Future Smartgrids are both edited by Dr. Taha Selim Ustun of the prestigious Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute in Japan. 

The collaboration between KU and IntechOpen extends over three years and covers engineering and physical sciences, attracting more natural scientists to the benefits of Open Access book publishing. Philipp Hess, Head of Publisher Relations at  KU says: “Our partnership with IntechOpen has, so far, been a great experience to see how truly open monograph publishing can be utilized and established. It shows that new business models in publishing are actually starting to have an impact.”

Dr. Anke Beck, CEO for IntechOpen says: “We (and the authors) are very proud that our fruitful collaboration with Knowledge Unlatched is now becoming visible. These are the first of many Open Access books, crowdfunded through libraries and we want to thank explicitly the librarians who have contributed to the program to make Open Access happen.” 

Authors are encouraged to submit a chapter to our KU funded titles that are currently open for submission at or contact IntechOpens Editorial Director Peter Mitchell to discuss submissions or for more information.