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  • Astronomy Image Explorer launched

    IOP Publishing (IOP) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) are pleased to announce the launch of the Astronomy Image Explorer (AIE). The AIE provides researchers with quick and easy access to hundreds of thousands of images, illustrations, graphs, charts, and videos that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. The AIE has tools designed to aid […]

  • Researchers develop test to detect early onset of heart attacks

    A new “fluid biopsy” technique that could identify patients at very high risk of a heart attack by identifying specific cells as markers in the bloodstream has been developed by a group of researchers in the US. The technique, which has been described today, 10 January, in IOP Publishing’s journal Physical Biology, works by identifying […]

  • Study highlights threat of intense tropical cyclones hitting East Asia

    The intensity of tropical cyclones hitting East Asia has significantly increased over the past 30 years, according to a new study published today. The coastlines of China, Korea and Japan in particular have experienced increasingly stronger cyclones, which the researchers have attributed to increasing sea surface temperatures and a change in atmospheric circulation patterns over […]

  • Carbon nanotube sponge shows improved water clean-up

    A carbon nanotube sponge capable of soaking up water contaminants, such as fertilisers, pesticides and pharmaceuticals, more than three times more efficiently than previous efforts has been presented in a new study published today. The carbon nanotube (CNT) sponges, uniquely doped with sulphur, also demonstrated a high capacity to absorb oil, potentially opening up the […]

  • Global partnership signed to expand opportunities for open access publishing in materials science

    The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS, Japan) are delighted to announce a new collaboration with the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa, Switzerland) to expand the open access journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM). NIMS and Empa have signed a new 5-year collaborative agreement for the editorial management of […]

  • Walk-in access to high quality academic research available in UK public libraries

    Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers across science, technology, medicine and other disciplines through their local libraries. This is the result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free to UK libraries under a new initiative, […]

  • New open access funding pilot for Austria

    The Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Austrian Academic Consortium (Kooperation E-Medien Österreich), the Austrian Central Library for Physics at the University of Vienna and IOP Publishing (IOP) have today announced a new pilot project that will provide advance funding for Austrian researchers to publish on a hybrid open access basis in IOP’s subscription journals and […]

  • ABSW IOP Student Science Publication Award launched

    The IOP Student Science Publication Award, one of the ABSW Science Writers’ Awards, is now open for entry. Launched in 2014, the award, supported by IOP Publishing and the Institute of Physics, recognises the contribution that student publishers make to science communication. The award is open to student journalists who produce a regular science publication […]