Our Books

IOP ebooks™ brings together innovative digital publishing with leading voices in scientific, technical, engineering and medical (STEM) research to create the essential collection of books for a digital world.

ALPSP Innovation in Publishing Awards 2014 – IOP ebooks wins silver The London Book Fair International Excellence awards 2015

The place to read and publish authoritative STEM content

IOP ebooks play an essential part in communicating high-quality research and delivery key learning materials to the scientific community.

Built with the future in mind

By making the ebook the primary format, our authors 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.

IOP ebooks offer:

  • 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 EPUB3 and MOBI for Kindle formats
  • Rapid publication times – books published within four months of receipt of final manuscript
  • Multimedia content – embedded video and sound becomes an integral part of the book
  • Free MARC and KBART records – to aid discovery at your library
  • Born-digital content – no print legacy issues


The collections

There are currently four collections: IOP Expanding Physics™ and IOP Concise Physics™, AAS-IOP Astonomy, and Physics World Discovery. Together, the collections serve the needs of undergraduate students through to advanced students and field experts.

IOP Expanding Physics features

  • In-depth texts: 200-500 pages
  • Research monographs and graduate/advanced undergraduate textbooks
  • Authoritative–leading voices on essential topics
  • Very high production quality
  • Rapid publication times

IOP Concise Physics features

  • Developed with Morgan & Clapypool (M&C) publishers
  • Brief texts, typically 70–120 pages
  • Rapid publication times
  • The first book on a topic
  • Interdisciplinary–for physicists and non-physicists
  • Aimed at undergraduate/researcher level

AAS-IOP Astronomy

View our forthcoming titles from the AAS-IOP collection.

The American Astronomical Society (AAS) have partnered with IOP Publishing to create an exciting new collection of astronomy and astrophysics ebooks to further enhance the AAS mission: “to share humanity’s scientific knowledge of the universe.”

Includes some of these subject areas:

  • Galaxies and cosmology
  • High-energy phenomena and fundamental physics
  • Stars and stellar physics
  • Planetary systems, exoplanets and astrobiology

Physics World Discovery

View the recently published and forthcoming titles from Physics World Discovery.

These accessible texts provide insight into the latest hot topics in physics from leading voices and rising stars in physics. Physics World Discovery collection is an ideal starting point for anyone seeking to understand these evolving fields.

  • Free to read
  • Accessible brief features
  • Designed in the same style as Physics World magazine

Expert partners

We collaborate with societies at the forefront of their fields to deliver the best content in the best way. Our partners include the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the Biophysical Society and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). For more information on each partnership please click the link:

Biophysical Society

Purchasing Information

  • Individual and package pricing can be viewed here.
  • You can also view our Librarian Resources.
  • To discuss purchase options, please contact the regional sales representative for your area. Alternatively, email ebooks@iop.org and we’ll put you in contact with the right person.

Buy IOP ebooks

A full list of published and forthcoming titles can be found below:

You can also download our recently published and forthcoming title list. This contains all titles split by Release, Collection, and Publication date for your convenience, and is updated weekly.

To view Pricing & Ordering details visit our page on IOPscience. To discuss purchase options, please contact the regional sales representative for your area. Alternatively, email ebooks@iop.org and we’ll put you in contact with the right person.

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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