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14 Jun 2018

IOP Publishing launches two Reviews journals

IOP Publishing has launched two new review journals, dedicated to biomedical engineering and energy research. To build on the success of Reports on Progress in Physics, and IOP Publishing’s established energy and biomedical engineering titles, the new journals focus on authoritative reviews and opinion pieces in the most significant areas of biomedical engineering and energy...

12 Jun 2018

Universal migration predicts human movements under climate change

Climate change is expected to displace millions of people through impacts like sea level rise, crop failures, and more frequent extreme weather. Yet scientists still cannot predict where these expected climate-induced migrants are likely to go in the coming decades. A new study, published today in Environmental Research Letters, seeks to address this need by...

05 Jun 2018

IOP introduces Print on Demand for journals

Readers, researchers and authors can now order print versions of IOP Publishing journals whenever they require them. IOP Publishing’s journal titles will be available as Print on Demand (POD) copies, delivered through printing partner Hobbs. Starting on 5 June 2018,  37 titles will be available in print via this system, covering issues from 2008 onwards....

04 Jun 2018

Tracking tool allows authors to follow their article’s progress

Authors for IOP Publishing journals can now quickly and easily find out what is happening to their submission throughout the publication process, using the Track my article page on our Publishing Support site. In response to feedback from our authors, IOP Publishing has designed the system to be simple and easy to use. Authors can...

01 Jun 2018

Physics World science communication award 2018

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Physics World, IOP Publishing and several Chinese partner organizations have established a new science-writing award focusing on the advances China is making in science, technology, engineering and medicine. The award aims to communicate research advances to a global scientific audience, and is open to early-career researchers from China working...

31 May 2018

Quantum is key to securing blockchain, say Russian researchers

Although blockchain is traditionally seen as secure, it is vulnerable to attack from quantum computers. Now, a team of Russian researchers has developed a solution to the quantum-era blockchain challenge, using quantum key distribution (QKD). Writing in the journal Quantum Science and Technology, the researchers set out a quantum-safe blockchain platform that uses QKD to...

31 May 2018

Robot measurement system puts wind tunnel testing into top gear

A new method for measuring the aerodynamics of anything from an F1 car to a new aircraft design has been unveiled by a team of German scientists. Their system, known as RoboPIV, uses a combination of robotic automation and particle image velocimetry to give a large increase in the efficiency of measuring flow velocity. Writing...

25 May 2018

Plasma Research Express – a new journal from IOP Publishing

IOP Publishing is introducing Plasma Research Express (PREX) as a new addition to its plasma physics portfolio. Led by Editor-in-Chief Professor Hae June Lee (Pusan National University, Republic of Korea), PREX is a broad, multidisciplinary journal publishing new experimental and theoretical research covering all areas of fundamental, engineering, and applied plasma science at low and...

24 May 2018

IOP Publishing unveils new company website

IOP Publishing has launched a fully redesigned company website. The new site features improved navigation, allowing users to find content with ease, while the content itself is tailored to focus on the customer’s needs. Head of marketing Jo Allen said: “The new site has been designed with our customers at the forefront. It has a...

22 May 2018

Electric vehicles could help save billions on energy storage

Using electric vehicles (EVs) as mobile power storage could eliminate the need to build costly stationary grid storage for energy from renewable sources. That is the key finding of a new study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in California, published this month in Environmental Research Letters. Using California as a case study,...

16 May 2018

Drones could benefit from animals’ magnetic navigation techniques

Research by the US Air Force has found that magnetic navigation techniques used by some animals could allow autonomous vehicles to find their way without maps or GPS. The study, published today in the journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, used computer modelling to investigate the feasibility of animals using rare and/or unique combinations of magnetic properties...

11 May 2018

Peer review information now available for online articles

You can now access detailed information about the peer review process research published on IOPscience has been through. In response to community feedback, we have introduced a new peer review information module for online papers. The module is displayed in the ‘article information’ section. It tells you if the article went through single or double...