About IntechOpen

IntechOpen - where academia and industry create content with global impact

Our Mission

We pride ourselves on our belief that scientific progress is generated by collaboration, that the playing field for scientific research should be leveled globally, and that research conducted in a democratic environment, with the use of innovative technologies, should be made available to anyone.

We are on a journey to democratise knowledge. The Open Access paradigm is the only model which allows that. Content is accessible for free, on all electronic devices - no matter where its downloaded and read, from Burkina Faso, to Romania or in Silicon Valley. Providing freely available, accessible dynamic academic content.

Industry Recognition

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of academic publishing. We subscribe to the Budapest Initiative and are members of many Open Access publishing organizations, including:

  • International Association of STM Publishers
  • Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
  • Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
  • Creative Commons (CC)
  • Crossref
  • Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)

In addition, our publications are submitted to relevant abstracting and indexing services including Web of Science, Google Scholar, WorldCat, BASE, EBSCO A-to-Z, Open AIRE, CNKI Scholar, RePEc, ExLibris SFX. Read more...


Within a year of our foundation, we started working with NASA, and the list of globally-recognized funders partnering with IntechOpen continues to expand. The research of IntechOpen’s Academic Editors and Authors has been financed through funders such as:

  • European Commission
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Wellcome Trust
  • National Institute of Health (NIH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Research Councils United Kingdom (RCUK)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)

Academic Editors and Authors

IntechOpen’s Academic Editors and Authors are members of our growing scientific community focused on quality, peer-reviewed research and the dissemination of knowledge. Our community ranges from key opinion leaders of the international academic and scientific community, including Nobel Laureates and the top 1% of the world´s most cited authors, to the next up-and-coming generation of scientists looking to make their mark.

Sustainability Awareness

In 2021, IntechOpen joined the United Nations SDG Publishers Compact as part of our ongoing commitment to increase awareness, publish and promote scientific research in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through our publishing programme, and by taking action through company projects on sustainable development issues and company-wide commitments that support the Global Goals, we raise awareness and actively promote the SDGs aiming to accelerate progress to achieve the Goals.

IntechOpen’s commitment to support sustainable development began before 2015 when the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has been actively involved in supporting the SDGs since the start of the Decade of Action.

According to the United Nations Sustainable Development Programme (UNDP), the SDGs aim to respond to the universal call to action to end poverty, protect the environment, and ensure that by 2030, all people enjoy peace and prosperity.