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18 Sep 2019

Peer Review Week 2019

In celebration of Peer Review Week 2019’s theme of quality in peer review, we’re looking at 15 ways in which we are working to improve quality, as well as supporting our authors and reviewers. You can find out more on our dedicated Peer Review Week Page here.

13 Sep 2019

Study offers verdict for China’s efforts on coal emissions

Researchers from China, France and the USA have evaluated China’s success in stemming emissions from its coal-fired power plants (CPPs). CPPs are one of the main contributors to air pollution in China, and their proliferation over the last 20 years has had significant impacts on air quality and public health. These impacts led authorities to...

01 Aug 2019

IOP Publishing award for top cited Indian authors

Top cited authors from India are being recognised for the significance of their work with an 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 (2016-2018). The winners are authors of the top one per cent of the...

26 Jul 2019

Paris Agreement hampered by inconsistent pledges, new research finds

Some countries’ Paris Climate Agreement pledges may not be as ambitious as they appear, a new study has found. The Paris Agreement takes a bottom-up approach to tackling climate change, with countries submitting pledges in the form of nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to greenhouse gas emissions. However, writing today in Environmental Research Letters, researchers from...

19 Jul 2019

Top cited Chinese authors receive IOP Publishing award

Top cited authors from China are being recognised for the significance of their work with an IOP Publishing award. The award is presented to corresponding authors from China, for work published in both IOP Publishing and its partners’ journals from 2016 to 2018. The winners are authors of the top one per cent of the...

18 Jul 2019

New energy and biomedical journals publish their first papers

The first content has been published in two IOP Publishing’s journals portfolio – Progress in Energy (PRGE) and Progress in Biomedical Engineering (PRGB). The two journals were launched to cater for the needs of specific research communities, providing a platform for knowledge sharing and offering researchers the opportunity to collaborate and shape the future direction...

16 Jul 2019

Bringing transparent peer review to the physical sciences and beyond

Publons and ScholarOne, both part of the Web of Science Group (a Clarivate Analytics company), have entered into a new partnership with IOP Publishing to introduce the industry’s first cross-publisher, scalable transparent peer review workflows across some of their leading journals in the physical sciences and beyond. Transparent peer review shows the complete peer review...

04 Jul 2019

Winners of IPEM’s international journal prizes for 2019 announced

The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine has announced the winners of awards for the best papers in two of its international journals. A paper to better understand the longitudinal characteristics of Parkinson’s disease won the Martin Black Prize for 2019, which is awarded for the best paper published in Physiological Measurement. Meanwhile, a...

01 Jul 2019

IOP Publishing begins open data trial

IOP Publishing is trialing a new data policy on three of its journals to encourage and support authors to make the data underpinning their article more accessible. The trial will begin in July on the journals Environmental Research Letters, Journal of Physics: Complexity, and Machine Learning: Science and Technology and will be extended to five...

26 Jun 2019

ECS partners with IOP Publishing for journal services

The Electrochemical Society (ECS) has selected IOP Publishing (IOPP) as its journals publishing partner. Starting in 2020, IOPP will partner with ECS in the publication of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society and the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology and the hosting of ECS Transactions, ECS Meeting Abstracts, and Interface as well...

21 Jun 2019

Post-Soviet food system changes led to greenhouse gas reductions

Changes in agriculture, trade, food production and consumption after the collapse of the Soviet Union led to a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a new study has found. From 1991 to 2011, there was a net emissions reduction of 7.61 gigatons (Gt) of carbon dioxide equivalents – the same as one quarter of the...