As a social enterprise which aims at maximizing the improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than maximizing the profits for external shareholders, starting from September 2013, iConcept Press tries to minimize the adverse impact of papers on our planet by using sustainable paper whenever possible. All our hardcover books use FSC™ - CoC certified papers. Our papers are:
We want to improve the lives of impoverished children around the globe by providing them access to educational facilities and institutions. Hence, iConcept Press donates fund to different charities annually.
iConcept Press constantly donates funds to Child Welfare Scheme and Children's Hope Fund Hong Kong. These charities were chosen because of their transparency and highly efficient fundraising. Click HERE to read more. Part of our profits will be used to help change the lives of dozens of children in ways that will profoundly affect their future and well-being
......broadly soliciting article submissions for the clear purpose of gaining additional income. Operating essentially as vanity presses, these publishers typically have a low article acceptance threshold, with a false-front or non-existent peer review process. Unlike professional publishing operations, whether subscription-based or ethically-sound open access, these predatory publishers add little value to scholarship, pay little attention to digital preservation, and operate using fly-by-night, unsustainable business models......
According to the article "Predatory Open Access Publishers – the Natural Extreme of an Author-Pays Model", some of the problems associated with predatory publishers are:
To see the list of predatory publishers (disclaimer: the list is maintained by Jeffrey Beall and may not reflect the position of iConcept Press), please click HERE.
Open access and author-pay models do not equate to poor quality. Many well-known and highly prestigious open access publishers (e.g. PLOS, BMC Bioinformatics) also make use of the author-pay model. As Beall noted,
The open-access movement started with good will and good intentions. Unfortunately, it has now been co-opted by a bunch of corrupt schemers who threaten to destroy the foundation of scholarly communication......
iConcept Press utilizes both open access and author-pay models. At iConcept Press, quality is our top priority. We invest our time, energy, and money in maintaining and improving the quality of our publications. We focus on the quality rather than the quantity. For more information, please click HERE
iConcept Press is a multidisciplinary publishing company established in January 2010. We operate under four major principles: (1) financial fairness, (2) wide distribution channel, (3) high quality, and (4) internationalism and open access.
We have authors from different countries around the world. For more information, please click HERE