IPEM and IOP extend partnership to create book programme

6 Nov 2015Bristol, UK

The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and IOP Publishing (IOP) have been journal-publishing partners for more than 40 years.

The organisations are today announcing an exciting new development in their partnership. Together, IPEM and IOP will create a new ebook programme specifically designed for the medical physics and biomedical engineering communities.

Professor David Brettle, President of IPEM said: “IPEM is committed to the advancement of physics and engineering applied to medicine and biology – this new programme of books by experts in the field of medical physics will be a fantastic new way to do this. We are very pleased to be working with our long-standing partner IOP to bring this initiative to members, and to the international medical physics community.”

Pernille Hammelsoe, Associate Director, Journals, at IOP said: “We are extremely delighted to further our long-standing partnership with IPEM. As a society publisher, we share IPEM's mission to communicate science and support its members worldwide to get recognition for their work.

“Combining our experience in ebook publishing with IPEM’s expertise and reputation in medical physics and biomedical engineering, we will develop the strongest book programme for these growing communities.”

The new series will begin publication in 2018. It will be supported by a specially selected editorial advisory board who will identify key areas of interest for IPEM members and the wider community, including physicists, clinical and biomedical engineers, and technologists working in medicine and biology.

Through IOP’s award-winning ebooks programme, the new books will be available in HTML, PDF and EPUB 3 format. This means that books will be available to read on different devices and with the option for multimedia and mathML. Content will be without digital rights management, therefore allowing unlimited concurrent usage. Print on demand will also be available.

The new book series will be hosted on IOPscience alongside the two IPEM journals published by IOP, Physics in Medicine & Biology and Physiological Measurement, providing all content to researchers in one place.

Subjects of the new book series will include:

  • Clinical Engineering
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Informatics and Computing
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Physiological Measurement
  • Radiation Protection
  • Radiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation and Biomechanics Engineering
  • Ultrasound and Non Ionising Radiation