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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....

30 Aug 2018

IOP Publishing awards top cited Indian authors

Top cited authors from India are being recognised by a new IOP Publishing award. The award is for corresponding authors from India, for work published across the whole IOP Publishing journal portfolio in the past three years (2015-2017). The winners are authors of the top one per cent of the most-cited papers in each subject...

29 Aug 2018

New journal Multifunctional Materials publishes its inaugural issue

Multifunctional Materials, a journal serving an emerging field at the convergence of materials science, physics, chemistry, bioscience, and engineering, publishes its first issue this week. The design and manufacture of materials capable of multiple functions – so called “multifunctional” materials – has emerged as a rapidly growing area in materials science. It is characterised by...

24 Aug 2018

IOP Publishing awards top cited Chinese authors

Top cited authors from China are being recognised by a new IOP Publishing award. The award is for corresponding authors from China, for work published across the whole IOP Publishing journal portfolio in the past three years (2015-2017). The winners are authors of the top one per cent of the most-cited papers in each subject...

16 Aug 2018

Mapping the future direction for quantum research

The way research in quantum technology will be taken forward has been laid out in a revised roadmap for the field. Published today in the New Journal of Physics, leading European quantum researchers summarise the field’s current status, and examine its challenges and goals. In the roadmap: Dr Rob Thew and Professor Nicolas Gisin look...