IGI Global’s Open Access Agreements

What are IGI Global’s Options?
IGI Global offers flexible institutional Open Access Agreements to support institutions' faculty and researchers in garnering higher usage and potential for indexing for their work when publishing under the open access model.
Options Include:
  • Discounts and funding support for faculty processing charges (this includes no-cost options as well as investment options suited to your institution’s needs).
  • Support of a full open access publication (platinum open access) led by your faculty.
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Learn How We Can Collaborate on Open Access Options
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Do You Benefit From OA Funding Support Through Your Institution?
Search your institution’s name below to review if there has been funding available through your institution, and if your institution is not listed, recommend this initiative to your institution’s librarian.
1. Check Your EligibilityOR
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2. Submit Your Research
Submit your article to an IGI Global journal and select “Open Access.” If you are eligible, you can select your institution when submitting to see if you are eligible for funding. If you are interested in receiving funding for a full Gold OA book project or funding to support your journal under diamond/platinum OA, contact your library or IGI Global at eresources@igi-global.com. View Call for Papers >
3. Identify Yourself as an Eligible Author
There are four ways we can recognize your eligibility for open access publication through this agreement. When you submit, be sure to identify yourself in at least one of the following ways in the proprietary eEditorial Discovery® Manuscript Submission System.
  • Select your institution from the dropdown list.
  • Use your institution's domain email address.
  • Provide your affiliated institution’s name when submitting (if you are affiliated with multiple institutions we recommend utilizing the primary affiliation under which you are looking to utilize funding)
  • Ensure your IGI Global Portal Account information is up to date. Update >
4. Acceptance & Approval
If your manuscript is accepted (following peer review), and funding is available, your research will be approved for OA without causing any delays to the publication process.
5. Promote & Share Your Research
OA research is published under a CC BY license (where the author maintains the copyright), enabling anyone to freely read and share it.
Questions? Contact IGI Global at eresources@igi-global.com or your library with questions.
imageimageNick Newcomer

IGI Global is spearheading fully collaborative Open Access Agreements to empower institutions as leaders in the Open Access movement and researchers who are contributing to the academic community. These options provide sustainable sources of Open Access support and/or funding.

- Mr. Nick Newcomer, Vice President of Marketing and Sales

Open Access Agreements
Article Processing Charges (APCs) can deplete an institution’s already scarce resources, leading faculty members to look towards outside funding or take on the cost of an APC themselves.
To simplify this process, your institution can invest an amount upfront into an OA Agreement Fund to provide your researchers with funding for APCs.
Pricing Options
Open Access Agreement
Investment Amount
Discount Available for APCs to be
Deducted from Institutional OA Fund
Why Should Your Institution Invest in This Agreement?
Lead the OA Movement
Become a leader in the open access movement and have your institution recognized for your efforts.
Support Your Researchers
Assist your researchers/faculty in making their research more accessible and discoverable under the CC BY 4.0 License.
Save When
You Invest
Receive higher discounts when investing more into an Open Access Agreement Fund.
Explore Through Extended Timelines
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Funds are maintained over 12 months with a streamlined renewal process & ability to invest more funds throughout, so your faculty can explore this agreement to its fullest potential.
Contribute to Inclusivity in the Movement
Further contribute to inclusivity & equity across the movement, as any leftover funds can be used to support researchers from underrepresented regions to publish under OA (optional).
Based on
Your Needs
Base your investment amount according to your budget and/or publishing appetite. This is purely an Open Access Agreement with no investment in e-Collections required.
Contact IGI Global's e-Collections & Open Access Teams for More Information:
Nick Newcomer
Nick Newcomer
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Brittany Haynes
Brittany Haynes
Senior Director of e-Collections &
Open Access Initiatives
Genevieve Robinson
Genevieve Robinson
Director of Content Solutions
Yvonne Li
Yvonne Li
Managing Director of IGI Science and Technology, Ltd. (IGI Global’s Subsidiary Office in Beijing, China)
Cheyenne Heckermann
Cheyenne Heckermann
e-Collections Specialist Coordinator
Marissa Massare
Marissa Massare
Open Access Publishing Coordinator