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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...

15 Aug 2018

New method makes spinning collagen microfibres quicker, cheaper, and easier

Scientists in Norfolk, VA (USA) have developed a new method of making collagen microfibres, which could have applications in research, medical devices and clinical treatments ranging from ligament damage to skin burns. While collagen fibre manufacturing methods such as electrospinning and extrusion exist for biomedical applications, they have seen limited clinical success. This is partially...

26 Jul 2018

Scientists unlock the properties of new 2D material

A new two-dimensional material has become a reality, thanks to a team of Danish and Italian scientists. The research, led by physicists at Aarhus University, succeeded in the first experimental realisation and structural investigation of single-layer vanadium disulphide (VS2). It is published today in the journal 2D Materials. VS2 is one of a diverse group...

13 Jul 2018

Graphene could be key to controlling water evaporation

Graphene coatings may offer the ability to control the water evaporation process from various surfaces, according to new research, The study, carried out by a team from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Collaborative Innovation Center of Quantum Matter (Beijing), looked at the interactions of water molecules with various graphene-covered surfaces. It is published...

05 Jul 2018

IOP ebooks now available in print

Staff and students at institutions that have purchased IOP Publishing ebooks can now buy print copies of books, direct from iopscience.org. The myPrint service is available for any book an institution has bought electronically. The books come in paperback format, with a full-colour cover, black and white contents, and monochrome illustrations. Callum Mackay, ebooks Product...