Open Access

IntellectOpen offers authors, editors and funders an attractive option for delivering their monographs and journal articles free at the point of access under Creative Commons licensing. With IntellectOpen, our mission is to maintain our high publishing standard and author service while keeping prices and fees at a fair and accessible level.

We constantly work on employing the best practice for our Open Access publications, increasing discoverability and ensuring that our Open Access content is available in perpetuity. Our rigorous peer-review process, copyediting, typesetting, design and personal approach to production is maintained in all IntellectOpen publications.

Intellect supports the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC), a collaboration that promotes the release of machine-readable and discoverable citation information. 

Intellect publishes hybrid books and journals, offering both Green and Gold Open Access options.

Green Open Access

Contributors to all Intellect products can deposit their author accepted manuscript (AAM) in a non-commercial institutional or subject repository. We define an AAM as the version of the paper after peer review, with revisions having been made, but before copy-editing and typesetting have taken place. This is subject to an embargo period of twelve months. 

For journal articles, we ask authors to include a DOI or link to the full text version of their article on IngentaConnect if possible. For further information on how you can use the preprint, AAM and final published version of journal articles, please go to our Licence and Usage Policy page.

Please contact us if your funder has specific requirements with regards to the deposit of your AAM in  repositories and/or waiving our embargo policy. We comply fully with the Open Access requirements of UKRI, Wellcome and other cOAlition S funders. Where required by their funder, authors retain the right to distribute their AAM, such as via an institutional and/or subject repository (e.g. EuropePMC), under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence for release no later than the date of first online publication.

Gold Open Access 

Intellect gives authors and contributors the option of publishing their work under the Gold Open Access model. All our usual publishing standards continue to apply, and the monographs or articles are made freely available online, with perpetual access, through a Creative Commons licence. Please see below for current Open Access fees for books and journals 

View a full list of Open Access books and book chapters

View a full list of Open Access journals

View a full list of Open Access journal articles

Licences 

Gold Open Access content will be published in both print and online versions. Authors can choose to publish Gold Open Access content under the following Creative Commons licences: 

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0) The article can be copied and redistributed in any format, it can also be adapted (built upon, remixed, etc), this can be for any purpose, even commercial. Appropriate credit and any changes must be indicated.

Or 

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC 4.0) The article can be copied and redistributed in any format; it can also be adapted (built upon, remixed, etc). Appropriate credit and any changes must be indicated. Material cannot be used for commercial purposes. 

Or

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) The article can be copied and redistributed in any format, it can also be adapted (built upon, remixed, etc). Appropriate credit and any changes must be indicated, and material cannot be used for commercial purposes. Material that has been adapted (built upon, remixed, etc) cannot be distributed.

Books

Book Processing Charges (BPCs) 

Short monograph (less than 70,000 words): 

£6500 + VAT

 

Standard monograph/edited collection (70,000 to 120,000 words):

£8000 + VAT

 

Previously published monograph/edited collection (under 120,000 words, twelve months or older):

£3000 + VAT

 

Individual book chapter:

£1500 + VAT

Journals

The journals Artifact: Journal of Design Practice and volumes 4–9 of International Journal of Food Design are fully Open Access and do not charge Article Processing Charges (APCs) or submission fees. Articles within these journals are published under a Creative Commons licence, which allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full texts of these articles. The Open Access content of these journals is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

If you have any queries or wish to publish your accepted article under the Gold Open Access option please contact info@intellectbooks.com.

Article Processing Charges (APCs) and discounts

Note: Only one discount can be applied per article.

Author that does not fulfil any of the below criteria, 0% discount:

£1500 + VAT

 

Author from an institution that has a current year stand-alone subscription to the journal, 10% discount:

£1350 + VAT

 

Author who is currently part of the editorial team or Editorial/Advisory Board of an Intellect journal, or is an monograph author, book editor or series editor, 20% discount:

£1200 + VAT

 

Author from an institution that subscribes to an Intellect Tailored Journals Collection, Subject Collection or Full Journals Collection, 20% discount:

£1200 + VAT

 

Author from an institution fulfilling any of following criteria, 20% discount:

  • small institution of fewer than 3000 FTE across all campuses
  • voluntary sector organization or other not-for-profit organization including museums, art galleries, public hospitals and public health providers
  • educational institutions whose focus is outside the HE sector, such as schools and FE colleges.

£1200 + VAT

 

Author from an institution in a developing, low or middle-income country (based on Research4Life’s criteria for eligibility): Please contact Jelena Stanovnik (jelena@intellectbooks.com) or Helen Gannon (helen@intellectbooks.com)

Intellect Author Fund

Who the Intellect Author Fund supports

The Intellect Author Fund was originally set up to support the publication of Open Access work by early career scholars; we are re-positioning the Intellect Author Fund to support scholars from developing regions. 

We define ‘developing regions’ as any region that appears in Research4Life’s Group A or Group B country lists; these countries have been selected based on data from the World Bank and World Health Organization, among other bodies.

Donating to the Intellect Author Fund

Intellect authors and editors who wish to support the scheme may opt to donate their royalties to the fund and Intellect will match those donated royalties. 

If you wish to make a donation separately, as either an individual or organization please contact Jelena Stanovnik (jelena@intellectbooks.com) or Helen Gannon (helen@intellectbooks.com). 

How the Intellect Author Fund is allocated

Donations from the fund are allocated to a peer-reviewed IntellectOpen publication, such as scholarly articles, book chapters and monographs. Publishing decisions related to fund-supported publications will be based solely on scholarly merit. 

All publications benefiting from the fund include an acknowledgement on the copyright page and are listed on our website. To support the fund or for further information, please contact Jelena Stanovnik (jelena@intellectbooks.com) or Helen Gannon (helen@intellectbooks.com).

Apply

We welcome applications for funding from both early-career and established scholars in developing regions. Please e-mail Jelena Stanovnik (jelena@intellectbooks.com) or Helen Gannon (helen@intellectbooks.com) to apply.

Funded work

FAQs

What Creative Commons licence do you prefer?

Our authors usually prefer the most restrictive licence (CC BY-NC-ND) as they find this is the most appropriate for publishing in arts and humanities, and makes it simpler when seeking third party copyright. However, certain funders specify the licence that should be applied (often CC BY) so please check with them.  

What do I need to know about Creative Commons licences?

We recommend this Creative Commons Wiki page for more information on CC licences https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/Considerations_for_licensors_and_licensees.

Who funds the Open Access publication charges?

Many funders will allow you to use research grants to pay APCs and BPCs. If your research is not supported by a grant but you wish to publish your work Gold Open Access, please speak with your institutional library as they may have funding available for this purpose.

Intellect’s books programme also works with Knowledge Unlatched to make some of our titles Open Access. Through the Knowledge Unlatched initiative, participating libraries use the funds that they would otherwise use for book purchase to make the titles available through Open Access. More information is available here: https://knowledgeunlatched.org/.

OAPEN Foundation has a growing list of Open Access funders: https://oabooks-toolkit.org/lifecycle/10944589-planning-funding/article/15816852-list-of-funding-sources-for-open-access-books.

How do I know if my funder has an Open Access policy?

If your funder has an Open Access policy, this should be listed in your research grant agreement or on the funder’s website.

You can also search Open Access mandates and policies adopted by universities, research institutions and research funders internationally via the Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies (ROARMAP) database: https://roarmap.eprints.org/.

What is the peer review procedure for Open Access titles?

Intellect is committed to the highest standards of peer review. All IntellectOpen monographs will be sent to multiple reviewers for feedback and approval before being accepted for publication, in the same way as all other Intellect books. Open Access journal articles will undergo the same double-blind peer review procedure as any other article. 

Are there any other differences between Open Access and more conventional publishing options?

The same high standards and procedures will be applied for Open Access titles as for our other publications. This includes editorial processes (including peer review and copy-editing), production processes (including design and typesetting), marketing and distribution. 

In which formats will an IntellectOpen book or journal article be published?

Gold Open Access books or book chapters will be available online in ePDF format. Print version will also be available for purchase. Gold Open Access articles will be published with the other content of the journal in both print and online versions (ePDF and HTML versions).

Will I still get royalties?

Royalties for IntellectOpen publications will be added to the Intellect Author Fund, contributing to Open Access fees for scholars in developing countries. 

Will Open Access products be marketed?

We will undertake the same high level of marketing as we do for all our titles. This includes exposure in our catalogues, advertising, conference display, press releases and social media. IntellectOpen publications will be available from a variety of sources, including OAPEN, Google Books, JSTOR and listed in the DOAB and DOAJ. In addition, Intellect works with Research4Life to promote our Open Access books to libraries from developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.

What is your preservation policy for Open Access content? 

Intellect is a member of the DOAJ and the DOAB, which have strict membership policies, including robust preservation procedures. 

All our journal content, including Open Access articles, is preserved through LOCKSS, which allows libraries to preserve access to subscribed content. Further information is available at https://www.lockss.org/.

Our books are deposited at the OAPEN and JSTOR platforms, which collaborate with Portico for digital preservation. Further information is available at https://www.portico.org/.

I would like to include third party material in my Open Access publication

Publishing Open Access is no different from publishing under the traditional route when it comes to the requirement to obtain copyright permission to use third party content, such as images, tables and musical scores. You need to ask for permission for worldwide digital rights and inform the copyright holder that the book or journal will be published Open Access, specifying the Creative Commons licence you have chosen to apply. 

Ideally the third party licence should be the same as the overall volume, but we are happy to accept a different, more restrictive or open licence. For example, if your article is published under a CC licence it is possible to include an image with the artist’s copyright. Please ensure that the rights holder’s chosen licence is clearly stated in the caption. 

If the third party material you wish to use is already available under a Creative Commons licence please make sure you follow the terms of the licence. 

Do bear in mind that it may be more difficult to obtain third party permission for Open Access publications, as rights holders are sometimes concerned about their work being widely accessible. 

Why is Open Access not free?

The lifespan of a publication from the publisher’s perspective starts with the beginning of production and ends – never. For non-Open Access publications, the costs for production, e.g. copy-editing, typesetting, for printing, distribution and marketing, amongst others, are advances paid by the publisher that will be covered eventually by subscription purchases for the journal, or individual purchases of the book or article. Eventually, the publisher might make a profit, but often, only the basic costs are covered. We preserve the books and articles in perpetuity and this carries cost.

For Open Access publications, the covering of the cost through sales is not possible in the same way of course, as it will be freely available online. If there are still sales for print versions, then they are often much lower than the basic investment. For publishers to not make a loss on each Open Access publication and to cover their basic costs for their employees and advances, APCs or BPCs must be raised, or the product needs to be externally funded. Intellect’s publication charges are designed to help Open Access publications receive the same high-quality care and attention any other publication will enjoy.

What is the difference between ‘free’ and Open Access content?

Copyright on any Open Access product published by Intellect is retained by the author(s). Works are made available under a Creative Commons licence to allow others to freely access the article and – depending on the type of licence – reuse content, provided the author is correctly attributed. Authors grant Intellect a licence to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher.

The copyright of free content is usually owned by the publisher. Free content in Intellect publications is still owned by Intellect and can be changed to paid content at any time at the publisher's discretion. The content cannot be re-used without the publisher's permission, which can be requested from our Rights and Permissions page.

The difference is also in the perpetuity. Open Access publications come with the arrangement that they will be free for their whole lifespan and never be put behind a paywall. This is usually guaranteed by contract and might involve an APC or BPC.

‘Free’ content is made freely available temporarily due to prior arrangements, timeliness, marketing efforts or other factors.

The author retains all moral and proprietary rights that are not in conflict with the terms of this licence. This includes ownership of all patent and trademark rights to any process or procedure, or any other form of intellectual property contained in the AAM. 

When can I make my publication Open Access?

A publication can be made Open Access either right from the start, or it can be ‘flipped’ to be Open Access after publication. Please see the relevant sections for processing charges. 

Glossary 

Author accepted manuscript (AAM)

Intellect defines the author accepted manuscript (AAM) as the version of the contribution after peer review, with revisions having been made, but before copy-editing and typesetting have taken place. This is sometimes referred to as the post-print file. 

Article Processing Charge (APC)

An Article Processing Charge (APC) is the fee the publisher receives to make an article freely available for readers. Whilst Open Access means that research will be freely available, publications are not free to produce. The cost of publication is moved from the reader (through subscriptions and paywalls) to the author (through the APC).

Author Fund

The Intellect Author Fund has been set up to support Open Access publication by authors from developing, lower and middle income regions. Intellect authors and editors may donate their royalties to the fund and Intellect will match all donations by authors and editors. Donations from the fund are allocated to a peer-reviewed IntellectOpen publication. Publishing decisions related to fund-supported publications will be based solely on scholarly merit. More information here: https://www.intellectbooks.com/open-access#intellectauthorfund.

Book Processing Charge (BPC)

The Book Processing Charge (BPC) is a payment made by an author to publish a book Open Access. The cost of publication is moved from the reader (through paywalls) to the author (through the BPC).

cOAlition S

cOAlition S is an international consortium of research funding organizations and is supported by the European Commission and the European Research Council (ERC). It is based on Plan S. More information here: https://www.coalition-s.org/.

Copyright 

Copyright covers the legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution. These works can be texts, images, artworks etc. 

Creative Commons licences

Contributors can choose to publish Gold Open Access articles under the following Creative Commons licences: CC BY, CC BY-NC or CC BY-NC-ND.  

Considerations for licensors and licensees.

DOAB

The Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed Open Access books and helps users to find trusted Open Access book publishers. All DOAB services are free of charge and all data is freely available.

All academic, peer reviewed Open Access books can be added to the directory, which will improve their discoverability. More information here: https://www.doabooks.org/.

DOAJ

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, Open Access, peer-reviewed journals. All DOAJ services are free of charge including being indexed. All data is freely available. All academic, peer reviewed Open Access articles can be added to the directory, which will improve their discoverability. More information here: https://doaj.org/.

Embargo period

An embargo period is a period of time after an article has been published and before early versions of the article can be made available or republished. 

With Intellect’s Green Open Access, authors may deposit their AAM in a non-commercial, institutional or subject repository upon publication, but access to this must be restricted until the end of the embargo period (twelve months after the final version has been published and distributed), unless agreed otherwise. 

With Intellect’s Gold Open Access, the AAM can be made publicly visible in a non-commercial, institutional or subject repository immediately after publication of the version of record. 

Final published version

See Version of record

Gold Open Access

Gold Open Access content is published under a Creative Commons licence that allows free access and redistribution of the final version. In addition, and depending on the licence, re-use in new or developed publications as well as commercial use are also allowed. Authors can choose which licence shall apply to their Open Access work. Typically, Gold Open Access content is supported by an APC or BPC paid by the author, their institution or an external funder.  Green Open AccessAuthors may deposit their AAM in a non-commercial, institutional or subject repository. We define the AAM as the version of the paper after peer review, with revisions having been made, but before copy-editing and typesetting have taken place. This is subject to an embargo period of twelve months, unless otherwise agreed. Hybrid publication

A hybrid publication is a subscription journal or traditional book which includes some Open Access articles or chapters.

Institutional repository

Institutional repositories are archives of an institution’s publications, including but not limited to journal contributions, books and book chapters. Usually, access is restricted to staff and students from said institution and not openly available. Repositories hold material that has been peer reviewed, but don’t peer review additions to the repository. Repositories can also hold ‘grey literature’ such as theses, conference papers, datasets, etc.

IntellectOpen 

IntellectOpen is the name of Intellect’s Open Access initiative.

Licence 

See Creative Common licences

Metadata

Metadata is any data that describes an article/chapter in a way that is both human- and machine-readable. The keys to good metadata are consistency, accuracy and specificity. For scholarly publications, rich metadata usually includes a full reference list, abstract, keywords, ORCID IDs, funding information, received and accepted dates, etc.

OAPEN

OAPEN promotes and supports the transition to Open Access for academic books by providing open infrastructure services to stakeholders in scholarly communication. They work with publishers to build a quality-controlled collection of Open Access books and provide services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of hosting, deposit, quality assurance, dissemination and digital preservation. More information here: https://www.oapen.org/

Open Access 

Through Open Access, authors, editors and funders are able to publish their books, chapters and journal contributions unrestricted at the point of access, usually under Creative Commons licensing. This means that an Open Access publication enjoys the same benefits as any other output (e.g. peer review, level of copy-editing, professional typesetting), but will be accessible free of charge to individuals who wish to read it in an electronic format. Open Access content, depending on the licence, can also be reused.

Open Access licence 

See Creative Commons licences

Plan S

Plan S is an initiative for Open Access publishing that was launched in September 2018. The plan is supported by cOAlition S, and it requires academics benefiting from state-funded research to publish their work in journals or in open repositories, and be available to all by 2021. The contributions must fulfil certain criteria to be ‘Plan S compliant’. More information on Plan S principles and implementation here: https://www.coalition-s.org/addendum-to-the-coalition-s-guidance-on-the-implementation-of-plan-s/principles-and-implementation/.

Post-print file 

See Author accepted manuscript

Preprint

Intellect defines the preprint version as the submitted or ongoing version of an article, which has not been peer-reviewed, officially accepted into a journal, or had any value added to it by Intellect (such as copy-editing, typesetting, metadata formatting, etc.). 

Received/accepted dates 

Received is the date the article was first submitted to a journal. Accepted is the date it was approved after peer-review. This data is important for libraries, funders, indexes and other institutions. 

SCOSS

Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services. By offering a coordinated cost-sharing framework, SCOSS enables support for the non-commercial services by the Open Access community. More information here: https://scoss.org/.

Self-archiving 

Self-archiving is the process of depositing research output to a repository (often institutional ones, see Institutional repository) along with its metadata such as reference lists. Such material is deposited in the author's own institutional repository (sometimes called open archive) in order to maximize its discoverability, accessibility, usage and impact through citations.

UKRI

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a funding body that encompasses the seven UK Research Councils, Research England (formerly HEFCE) and Innovate UK. More information here: https://www.ukri.org/.

Version of record

The version of record (also known as the final published version) is the contribution in its final published PDF, print or HTML version, with copy-editing and typesetting having taken place. The author is not permitted to post, print or otherwise distribute the journal’s version of record at any time without permission under Green Open Access. Under Gold Open Access, sharing the version of record is encouraged.