How Open Access Publishing Works

At IntechOpen, publishing an Open Access chapter consists of three phases - authors are very involved in the first two, and the IntechOpen team contributes by supporting the second and third phase.

Phase 1: The Publishing Process

Authors will submit a proposal for the scholarly paper based on open book’s keywords and outline, and then work closely with the Academic Editor who will review chapters, suggest revisions, review them again and ultimately reject or accept them. Just like any traditional academic publishing model! However, we will provide you with a ‘book progress report’ which will introduce you to your colleagues working on the same book and help you track your progress, as well as enable collaboration (if appropriate).

Author Guidelines

Template Guidelines

Phase 2: The Production Process

This is where the content is reviewed from a technical perspective and you will work with your IntechOpen Author Service Manager on English language copyediting, technical editing, and book finalization efforts. Finally, when all chapters are done, the book will get ‘published’, meaning it is available for downloads or to be ordered for shipments of hard copies.

Phase 3: Becoming an IntechOpen Author

When your chapter is published, you have officially become a member of our scientific community, and we will assist you with post-publishing support including the dissemination of your research, access to IntechOpen’s Performance Metrics reports which will outline for you cumulative downloads by countries/time frame and will include data about your chapter’s citations and cross-referencing.

When the book is ready for production, you will be asked for the Open Access industry’s Open Access Publishing Fee. Many universities not only have Open Access policies, but also Open Access funds dedicated for research like yours. However, should your university not be in a position to accommodate Open Access academic publishing, and assuming the Academic Editor has accepted your chapter, our IntechOpen team can help you find a funder outside your university. Or if your work is exceptional, we will consider certain chapter fees to be waived.

More on Open Access Funding > 

Waiver Policy >

Based on the scientific background, we continuously seek to improve the advancement of discovery, so if you have suggestions for answering additional academic needs, please contact us at editor@intechopen.com