Open Access

IntellectOpen offers authors, editors and funders an attractive option for delivering their monographs and journals 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.

Both IntellectOpen books and journals can be made available for immediate access following publication on a variety of platforms, ensuring excellent visibility and discoverability. Intellect's full marketing support will ensure IntellectOpen publications reach a global audience.


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Books Open Access

Authors and contributors can deposit their post-print file in institutional repositories or on a personal website. We define post-print as the version of the work 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 12 months. 

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 license. Please see below for current Open Access fees.

Copyright

We recommend the CC-BY license but are happy to discuss author’s preferences. More information on CC-BY can be found at:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Peer Review

Intellect is committed to the highest standards of peer review. All IntellectOpen manuscripts will be sent to multiple reviewers for feedback and approval before being accepted for publication, in the same way as all other Intellect titles. 

Production

We pride ourselves in offering our authors a supportive, creative and efficient publishing experience. All IntellectOpen titles go through exactly the same production process as any other Intellect title, including copyediting, typesetting and design. Each book is allocated to an in-house Production Editor, who will work closely with the author and oversee the process from peer review to printing, when the book is handed over to the marketing team.  

Preservation

Publishing with IntellectOpen guarantees perpetual access of your work and the preservation of scholarship for the widest possible readership. Intellect continually works on improving its working practices to be in line with Open Access recommendations. 

Accessibility

IntellectOpen monographs and journals are made available for immediate access following publication on a variety of platforms, ensuring excellent visibility and discoverability. IntellectOpen publications are listed in the Directory of Open Access Books and are available from a variety of platforms, including OAPEN, Google Books and JSTOR. From September 2018, all Intellect eBooks will be optimised for blind and print impaired readers, or any requiring further accessibility features.

Publication charges

Our standard charge for monographs is £7000 + VAT for up to 120,000 words, and £1600 + VAT per additional 30,000 words.

Marketing

We will undertake the same high level of marketing as we do for all our titles. This includes exposure in Intellect’s catalogues and those of our distributors, advertising, conference display, press releases, sending out review copies and social media. In addition, Intellect works with EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) to promote our open access books to libraries from developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.

Journals Open Access

Intellect offers both Green and Gold Open Access options for all of our journal publications.

In addition, the journals Artifact: Journal of Design Practice and volumes 4–6 of International Journal of Food Design are fully Open Access and do not charge APCs or submission fees. Articles within these journals are published under a Creative Commons license which allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.

Green Open Access

Contributors to all Intellect journals can deposit their post-print file in institutional repositories or on a personal website. We define post-print 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 12 months. We ask authors to include a DOI or link to the full text version of their article on IngentaConnect if possible.  

Gold Open Access 

Intellect offers a Gold Open Access option in all journals. This option is available for all articles that have been accepted for publication. A fee of £1,250 + VAT is charged to cover production costs. 

Standard APC:
Article Processing Charge: £1,250 + VAT
Discount: 0%

We offer a 20% discount on APC charges to contributors/institutions who fulfil any of the following categories:

Author who is currently part of the Editorial team or Editorial board of an Intellect journal; Monograph Author, Book Editor or Series Editor:
Article Processing Charge: £1,000 + VAT
Discount: 20%

Author from institution subscribing to an Intellect Tailored Journals Collection, Subject Collection or Full Journals Collection:
Article Processing Charge: £1,000 + VAT
Discount: 20%

Author from institution fulfilling any of following criteria:
  • small institution of fewer than 3,000 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:Article Processing Charge: £1,000 + VAT, Discount: 20%    

Gold Open Access articles will be published with the other content of the journal in both print and online versions and the online article will be marked as Open Access. Contributors can choose to publish Gold Open Access articles under the following Creative Commons licences: 

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY-NC) The article can be copied and redistributed in any format; it can also be adapted (built upon, remixed, etc). The following restrictions apply: Attribution – appropriate credit and any changes must be indicated Non-Commercial – material cannot be used for commercial purposes 

Or 

Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY) 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 The following restrictions apply: Attribution – appropriate credit and any changes must be indicated.

Or 

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License (CC BY-NC-ND)
The article can be copied and redistributed in any format, it can also be adapted (built upon, remixed, etc), the following restrictions apply: Attribution – appropriate credit and any changes must be indicated Non-Commercial – material cannot be used for commercial purposes
Material that is adapted (built upon, remixed, etc) cannot be distributed.

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

Intellect Author Fund

The Intellect Author Fund has been set up to support open access publication by early career scholars. Intellect authors and editors may donate their royalties to the Fund. Earnings 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. 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)

FAQs

What Creative Commons license do you support?

We recommend Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY) but are happy to discuss author’s preferences. More information can be found at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

How much are your publication charges?

Gold Open Access requires payment of a publishing charge, as we anticipate reduced sales revenue from these titles. Our standard charge for monographs is £7000 + VAT for up to 120,000 words, and £1600 + VAT per additional 30,000 words. Our standard charge for journal articles is £1250 + VAT per article. 

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 copyediting), production processes (including design and typesetting), marketing and distribution. 

In which formats will an IntellectOpen book be published?

The book will be freely available online in ePDF format. Print version will also be available for purchase.

In which formats will an IntellectOpen journal article be published?

Gold Open Access articles will be published with the other content of the journal in both print and online versions and the online article will be marked as Open Access. 

Will I still get royalties?

Royalties for IntellectOpen publications will be added to the Intellect Author Fund, contributing to Open Access fees for early career scholars. 

Will Open Access books 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 Directory of Open Access Books.