IntechOpen Women in Science Program

Supporting women in scientific research and encouraging more women to pursue careers in STEM fields has been an issue on the global agenda for many years. But there is still much to be done. And IntechOpen wants to help.

At IntechOpen, we’re laying the foundations for the future by publishing the best research by women in STEM – Open Access and available to all. Our Women in Science program already includes six books in progress by award-winning women scientists on topics ranging from physics to robotics, medicine to environmental science. Our editors come from all over the globe and include L’Oreal–UNESCO For Women in Science award-winners and National Science Foundation and European Commission grant recipients.

We aim to publish 100 books in our Women in Science program over the next three years. We are looking for books written, edited, or co-edited by women. Contributing chapters by men are welcome. As always, the quality of the research we publish is paramount.

All project proposals go through a two-stage peer review process and are selected based on the following criteria:

  • scientific excellence,
  • uptake of recent trends in the corresponding field,
  • originality,
  • global reach,
  • significance to the scientific community.

Plus, we want this project to have an impact beyond scientific circles. We will publicize the research in the Women in Science program for a wider general audience through:

  • monthly public lectures, held in our offices in London and livestreamed;
  • bi-weekly Coffee with the Author podcasts, where one of our scientists gives an insight into her work;
  • devoted social media channels;
  • advertising at relevant conferences and industry events.

Interested? If you have an idea for an edited volume or a monograph, we’d love to hear from you! Contact Ana Pantar at

“My scientific path has given me the opportunity to work with colleagues all over Europe, including Germany, France, and Norway. Editing the book Graph Theory: Advanced Algorithms and Applications with IntechOpen emphasized for me the importance of providing valuable, Open Access literature to our scientific colleagues around the world. So I am highly enthusiastic about the Women in Science book collection, which will highlight the outstanding accomplishments of women scientists and encourage others to walk the challenging path to becoming a recognized scientist." Beril Sirmacek, TU Delft, The Netherlands

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