Edited Volumes

The Edited Volume, also known as the InTechOpen Book, is an InTechOpen pioneered publishing product. Edited Volumes make up the core of our business - and as pioneers and developers of this Open Access book publishing format, we have helped change the way scholars and scientists publish their scientific papers - as scientific chapters.

Chapters allow for an introduction to research concepts and ideas in addition to building upon advanced research ideas. Chapters allow researchers to provide a more comprehensive analysis compared to traditional journal articles. But, most importantly, publishing your research as a chapter in an InTechOpen book allows you to publish your current research findings in direct correlation to what other researchers are publishing and studying on the very same topics.

InTechOpen Books


Out of all of the publishing options available to researchers, why choose to contribute your research to an InTechOpen Edited Volume? The reasons are simple. InTechOpen has worked exceptionally hard over the past years to fine tune the Open Access book publishing process and we continue to work hard to deliver the best for all of our contributors. The quality of published content is of utmost importance to us, followed closely by speed, and of course, availability and accessibility. To view current Open Access book projects that are Open for Submissions visit us here.


Over the years we have learned what is important. What makes a difference to the researchers that work with us, what they value. Something that is very high not only on their lists, but our own, is the quality of the published content.

Our books contain scientific content written by two Nobel Prize winners, two Breakthrough Prize winners and 73 authors who are in the top 1% Most Cited.

With regular submission for coverage in the single most important database, the Book Citation Index in the Web of Science™ Core Collection (BKCI), and no rejected submissions to date, over 43% of all Open Access books indexed in the BKCI are InTechOpen published books.

In addition to BKCI, InTechOpen covers a number of important discipline specific databases as well, such as Thomson Reuters’ BIOSIS Previews.


The need for up to date information available at the click of a mouse is one thing that sets InTechOpen apart. By developing our own technologies in order to streamline the publishing process, we are able to minimize the amount of time from initial submission of a manuscript to its final publication date, without compromising the rigor of the editorial and peer review process. This means that the research published stays relevant, and in this fast paced world, this is very important.


The utilization of CC licenses allow researchers to retain copyright to their work. Researchers are free to use, adapt and share all content they publish with us. You will never have to pay permission fees to reuse a part of an experiment that you worked so hard to complete and are free to build upon your own research and the research of others. The Edited Volume helps bring together research from all over the world and compiles that research into one book - accessible for all. The research presented in chapter one can inspire the author of chapter three to take his or her research to the next level. It is about sharing ideas, insights and knowledge.

Can collaboration be inspired by a publishing format? At InTechOpen, the answer is yes. The way the research is published, the way it is accessed, it’s all part of our mission to help academics make a greater impact by giving readers free access to all published work.

Our Open Access book collection includes:

open access books

authors and editors

113+ million


See a complete overview of all publishing process steps and descriptions here.


To view current Open Access book projects that are Open for Submissions visit us here.

Not sure if this is the right publishing option for you? Feel free to contact us at book.department@intechopen.com.