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Year: 2018

29 Nov 2018

Trio of new journals publish their first papers

The first content has been published in three new additions to IOP Publishing’s journal portfolio – Electronic Structure, JPhys Energy and Plasma Research Express. The three journals were launched to cater for the needs of specific research communities. The first issue of Electronic Structure contains articles from six countries using both experimental and computational techniques,...

27 Nov 2018

Complex systems help explain how democracy is destabilised

Complex systems theory is usually used to study things like the immune system, global climate, ecosystems, transportation or communications systems. But with global politics becoming more unpredictable – highlighted by the UK’s vote for Brexit and the presidential elections of Donald Trump in the USA and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil – it is being used...

23 Nov 2018

Could an anti-global warming atmospheric spraying program really work?

A program to reduce Earth’s heat capture by injecting aerosols into the atmosphere from high-altitude aircraft is possible, but unreasonably costly with current technology, and would be unlikely to remain secret. Those are the key findings of new research published today in Environmental Research Letters, which looked at the capabilities and costs of various methods...

31 Oct 2018

Can bacteria colonies be good neighbours?

A team of German scientists have gained new insights into the way bacteria colonies interact. The researchers, from the Center for Nanoscience at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), used experiments and computer models to study the population dynamics of bacterial ecological systems. Their study, which focussed on different strains of the E. coli bacteria,...

16 Oct 2018

Dimensions Badges added to IOPscience

Researchers can now find extra detail on when, where and how their work with IOP Publishing (IOP) journals is being cited. A new agreement between Digital Science and IOP brings Digital Science’s Dimensions Badges to IOP’s journals platform, IOPscience. Available free to publishers whose content is entirely open access, or indexed as part of the...

11 Oct 2018

‘Sentinels of the sea’ at risk from changing climate

Climate change’s effect on coastal ecosystems is very likely to increase mortality risks of adult oyster populations in the next 20 years. That is the finding of a new study led by the University of Nantes, the LEMAR (the Marine Environmental Science Laboratory) in Plouzané and the Cerfacs (European center for research and advanced training...

11 Oct 2018

Ability to recover after ‘maximum effort’ is crucial to make football’s top flight

Footballers’ ability to recover after high-intensity effort may depend not on their age, but on their division level, a new study has suggested. A multinational team of scientists led by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) carried out maximum-effort tests with Spanish division one and division two soccer players. They then measured the players’ oxygen...

19 Sep 2018

JPhys Materials publishes its inaugural issue

JPhys Materials, a journal focusing on interdisciplinary research marrying chemical, physical and engineering aspects of materials study, publishes its first issue this week. The new IOP Publishing journal showcases the most significant and exciting developments in materials science research, all of which are published open access to encourage maximum collaboration, reproducibility and dissemination of research....

18 Sep 2018

Meet the new guardians of the ocean – robot jellyfish

New robot jellyfish could be the key to monitoring and caring for fragile parts of the world’s oceans without damaging them. The robots were developed by a team of US scientists, from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and the US Office of Naval Research. They were designed to be able to swim freely, steer from side...

13 Sep 2018

Report lifts the lid on diversity in peer review at IOP Publishing

To mark Peer Review Week 2018, IOP Publishing has produced a report looking at diversity and inclusion in the company’s peer review process. The open report used gender and geographical data on IOP Publishing authors, reviewers and Editorial Board Members between 2014 and 2018. It sets out several recommendations both for IOP Publishing and the...

06 Sep 2018

IOP adds Environmental Research Communications to its journal lineup

IOP Publishing is launching Environmental Research Communications (ERC) as the newest addition to its journal portfolio. ERC is an inclusive open access journal for the rapid publication of high-quality research in all areas of environmental science. Holly Young, ERC’s Publisher at IOP Publishing, said: “We are very excited about the launch of Environmental Research Communications....