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Our Books

IOP ebooks™ is an award-winning book programme that brings together innovative digital publishing with leading voices from across physics to create the essential collection of physics books for a digital world.

ALPSP Innovation in Publishing Awards 2014 – IOP ebooks wins silver

The place to read and publish authoritative content in physics

Created through collaboration with leading researchers in their field, IOP ebooks feature must-read content for the physics community. This programme plays an essential part in communicating high-quality research and delivering key learning materials to the scientific community.

The book programme built with the future in mind

The way users interact with book content is changing. By making the ebook the primary format, authors in the IOP ebook programme are able to fully exploit ever-evolving digital publishing capabilities. Multimedia and advanced features are an integral part of the book. Content is semantically enriched to optimize discoverability and offer an enhanced reading experience.

In addition our born-digital programme offers:

  • A fully integrated platform – book and journal content in one place on IOPscience
  • No DRM – IOP ebooks allows unlimited concurrent usage
  • E-reader compatibility – books and chapters published in HTML, PDF and EPUB formats
  • Rapid publication times – books published within four months of receipt of final manuscript
  • Multimedia content – becomes an integral part of the book

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The collections

The IOP ebooks programme initially comprises two complementary collections, IOP Expanding Physics and IOP Concise Physics.

IOP Expanding Physics TM

IOP Expanding Physics publishes high-quality texts from leading voices across the research landscape on key areas in physics and related subject areas.

View the first titles from the IOP Expanding Physics collection.

View the forthcoming titles.

  • Authoritative texts – a leading voice on a topic
  • Very high production quality
  • In-depth texts – 200–500 pages
    • Research monographs
    • Graduate/advanced undergraduate textbooks
  • Aimed at recent graduate/researcher level

IOP Concise Physics TM

IOP Concise Physics, developed with Morgan & Claypool Publishers (M&C), focuses on shorter texts in rapidly advancing areas or topics where an introductory text is more appropriate. These texts are the "first book" on a topic – either the first book published on a fast-moving area or the first book for anyone looking for a current introduction to a subject.

View the first titles from the IOP Concise Physics collection.

  • Concise – 70–120 pages
  • Rapid publication – the first book on a topic
  • Interdisciplinary – physics for physicists and non-physicists
  • Aimed at undergraduate/researcher level

Together, the collections serve the needs of undergraduate students through to advanced students and field experts.

book titles

The first titles in the IOP ebooks programme are available to view online or as a PDF brochure.

About M&C

Morgan & Claypool were one of the early pioneers of e-first book publishing and have successfully combined an innovative editorial approach with an e-first model to become a leader in high-quality ebook publishing.

Publish with us

If you are interested in publishing a book with us, we’d love to hear from you. We’re currently commissioning books in all areas of physics. In the first instance please complete our proposal form or e-mail a summary of your idea, detailing the topic, concept, competition and potential audience to ebooks@iop.org including a current biography and contact details.

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