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15 Nov 2012

IOP Publishing continues as MathJax Supporter

IOP Publishing continues to support the MathJax project as a MathJax Supporter, demonstrating its commitment to partnering with the scientific community. MathJax was first implemented on IOP Publishing’s journals platform IOPscience in September 2011, enabling researchers to clearly view mathematics on more than 60 journals. The integration is part of IOP Publishing’s Article Evolution programme,...

08 Nov 2012

Open access update

SISSA Medialab and IOP Publishing are pleased to announce that they will be offering a full hybrid open access option on the journals jointly owned with IOP Publishing. With effect from 26 October, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics and Journal of Instrumentation will offer all authors the...

06 Nov 2012

Indian monsoon failure more frequent with warming

Global warming could cause frequent and severe failures of the Indian summer monsoon in the next two centuries, new research suggests. The effects of these unprecedented changes would be extremely detrimental to India’s economy which relies heavily on the monsoon season to bring fresh water to the farmlands. The findings have been published today, 6...

02 Nov 2012

China Academic Library & Information System consortium meeting with IOP Publishing

CALIS consortium members and IOP staff. A delegation from the China Academic Library & Information System (CALIS) visited London last week to meet with IOP Publishing (IOP). CALIS and IOP discussed a range of topics, including STM publishing industry issues, such as open access, usage and demand, and IOP’s publishing activity in China. The group...

01 Nov 2012

Pond skating insects reveal water-walking secrets

This month’s special issue of Physics World is devoted to animal physics, and includes science writer Stephen Ornes’ explanation of how pond skaters effortlessly skip across water, leaving nothing but a small ripple in their wake. As Ornes writes, our current understanding of the mechanisms adopted by the pond skater is down to the efforts...

29 Oct 2012

IOP Publishing announces the launch of article level metrics

IOP Publishing (IOP) has announced the launch of article level metrics on its journal platform IOPscience. Article level metrics are increasingly being used by authors and readers to view the wider impact of an article beyond traditional citations. The metrics also provide a new way for readers to discover content. The first article level metrics...

24 Oct 2012

Formula unlocks secrets of cauliflower’s geometry

The laws that govern how intricate surface patterns, such as those found in the cauliflower, develop over time have been described, for the first time, by a group of European researchers. In a study published today, 24 October, in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society’s New Journal of Physics, researchers have provided a...

17 Oct 2012

IOP Publishing and the Sinopec Geophysical Research Institute renew publishing partnership

IOP Publishing (IOP), Bristol, UK and the Sinopec Geophysical Research Institute (SGRI), Nanjing, China, have announced the renewal of their publishing partnership. Building on nine years of collaboration, the partnership will ensure that the Journal of Geophysics and Engineering continues to be a distinguished journal within its field. The Journal of Geophysics and Engineering covers...

11 Oct 2012

IOP Publishing announces the launch of its ebook programme and a new partnership

Steven Hall (right), Managing Director of IOP Publishing, and Michael Morgan (left), President and CEO of Morgan and Claypool. IOP Publishing (IOP) has today announced its entrance into the book market as part of a long-term strategy to expand its support to the research community by offering the broadest range of publishing services to authors...

11 Oct 2012

Glaciers cracking in the presence of carbon dioxide

The well-documented presence of excessive levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere is causing global temperatures to rise and glaciers and ice caps to melt. New research, published today, 11 October, in IOP Publishing’s Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, has shown that CO2 molecules may be having a more direct impact on the...

09 Oct 2012

IOP Publishing congratulates the 2012 Nobel Laureates in Physics

The 2012 Nobel Laureates in Physics have been announced today in Sweden. IOP Publishing offers its congratulations to this year’s Laureates, Serge Haroche and David J Wineland, who were awarded the prize for “ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems”. To celebrate the achievement of Professors Haroche and Wineland, we...