IGI Global Presented New Open Access Offset Model Program at the 2018 Charleston Conference

From IGI Global, 29 November 2018:

IGI Global Presented New Open Access Offset Model Program at the 2018 Charleston Conference

On November 8, Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, CEO and President of IGI Global, hosted a Neapolitan Panel Session at the 2018 Charleston Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, titled, “Sustainable Open Access Approaches: Benefits for Researchers, Librarians, and Publishers,” which covered IGI Global’s new InfoSci®-Journals Open Access Fee Waiver (Offset Model) Program:

For any library that invests in IGI Global’s InfoSci-Journal collection, IGI Global will match the library’s investment with a fund of equal value to go toward subsidizing the OA article processing charge (APC) for their faculty and staff when their work is submitted and accepted under OA into an IGI Global journal.*

During the session, attendees heard from Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, President and CEO of IGI Global; Ms. Diane Fulkerson, Director of Library Services, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee; Ms. Julia Gelfand, Applied Sciences and Engineering and Public Health Librarian, University of California, Irvine; and Mr. Kevin Sayar, Advisor at ProQuest, regarding this new OA offset model, and how publishers and librarians can come together to provide an alternative source of article processing charge (APC) funding.

Additionally, the speakers spoke on other opportunities within the OA movement, on ways that everyone within the academic community can come together to achieve a result that provides credible and trusted publishing outlets for researchers, the highest quality peer-reviewed content for libraries, and sustainability for publishers.

For more information on this session, watch the recording on YouTube here, or view the presentation here.

To take advantage of  IGI Global’s new InfoSci®-Journals OA Fee Waiver (Offset Model) Program, invest in IGI Global’s InfoSci-Journals, a collection of 175+ scholarly journals with 24,000+ articles and over one million reference citations. This collection hosts key features such as no embargo of content (research is available months in advance of the print release), no DRM, unlimited simultaneous users, COUNTER 4 Compliant Reports, and downloadable MARC records, making the full-text PDF and HTML e-books and e-journals that are a part of these collections, ideal for academic institutions and research-focused libraries.

For more information on this collection or program, visit IGI Global’s InfoSci-Journals webpage, or contact your iGroup representative.

About IGI Global: Celebrating 30 years of publishing excellence, IGI Global boasts an ever-expanding portfolio of over 4,500 reference books, over 175 highly-indexed journals, 100 video lectures, and a broad collection of InfoSci®-Databases, hosting IGI Global’s entire collection of advanced e-books, e-journals, and videos covering the most sought-after research concepts on one user-friendly platform. IGI Global’s commitment to providing the highest quality publications, excellent service, and a positive image coupled with a steadfast pledge to put the research community and underrepresented research concepts before profit makes IGI Global a unique and preferred publisher. For more information about IGI Global, visit: www.igi-global.com. To learn more about IGI Global, products, and special offers, sign up for IGI Global’s mailing list here.

*The Open Access (OA) article processing charge will be waived after the student, faculty, or staff’s paper has been vetted and accepted into an IGI Global journal.