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Year: 2020

21 Sep 2020

IOP Publishing launches first-of-its-kind peer review certification programme

Global offering is the only peer review certification programme tailored for the physical sciences Co-delivered by top-level physicists, it offers a blend of online learning and hands-on peer review experience Achieving ‘IOP trusted reviewer’ status demonstrates an exceptionally high level of peer review competency   IOP Publishing (IOPP) is revolutionising peer review learning with the...

10 Sep 2020

IOP Publishing celebrates most influential Indian papers with its ‘Top-cited paper awards’

For the third consecutive year, IOP Publishing’s (IOPP) ‘Top-cited paper awards’ celebrate the most influential papers published in India. Recognising the significance of work published in IOPP and partner journals between 2017 and 2019, the top one per cent of the most-cited papers – which amounts to 40 papers – received the award, along with the top most-cited review paper. Spanning five subject areas, the...

08 Sep 2020

IOP Publishing commits to adopting double-blind peer review for all journals

Pioneering move is part of society publisher’s commitment to improving diversity and equity in science IOP Publishing (IOPP) is proposing to move all its owned journals to double-blind peer review, making it the first physics publisher to adopt the approach portfolio-wide. The move is part of IOPP’s dedication to tackle the significant gender, racial and...

03 Sep 2020

IOP Publishing celebrates most influential Chinese papers with its ‘Top-cited paper awards’

For the third consecutive year, IOP Publishing’s (IOPP) ‘Top-cited paper awards’ celebrate the most influential papers published in China. Recognising the significance of work published in IOPP and partner journals between 2017 and 2019, the top one per cent of the most-cited papers – which amounts to 213 papers – received the award, along with the top nine most-cited review papers. Spanning six subject areas,...

25 Aug 2020

Study identifies first step to beating water scarcity

New research has revealed the locations and industries in the USA where efforts to improve water consumption would have the greatest benefit for economic activity and the environment. The study, led by researchers from Virginia Tech, used a spatially detailed database of water productivity to set realistic benchmarks for more than 400 industries and products....

24 Aug 2020

Steven Hall, managing director of IOP Publishing, to retire in 2021

Antonia Seymour, publishing director, named as successor Steven Hall has informed the IOP council of his intention to retire from his role as managing director of IOP Publishing (IOPP) in March 2021. He will be succeeded by IOPP’s publishing director, Antonia Seymour. Steven has been managing director since 2010. Under his leadership, IOPP has significantly...

24 Aug 2020

Ocean hitchhiker’s sucker mechanism offers potential for underwater adhesion

A new study has revealed how remora suckerfish detach themselves from the surfaces they’ve clung to – and how the mechanism could provide inspiration for future reversible underwater adhesion devices. The research, by an international, multidisciplinary team working across robotics, comparative biology, and electrical engineering, investigated the detachment mechanism of the remora’s suction disc, and...

13 Aug 2020

IOP Publishing joins Research4Life to boost access to scientific research in low-income countries

IOP Publishing has joined Research4Life, a multi-organisation partnership aiming to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income and low- and middle-income countries by making scholarly, professional and research information more accessible. It means that IOPP’s journals – which span more than 40 subject areas reaching beyond physics and into materials science, biosciences, environmental sciences, mathematics, engineering...

03 Aug 2020

Quantum 2020 registration officially opens

Registration has officially opened for Quantum 2020, a virtual conference hosted by IOP Publishing and the Institute of Physics (IOP). The conference is being organised in partnership with the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and the Chinese Physical Society (CPS), a long-standing partner of IOP Publishing. Thanks to generous sponsorship, attendance at...

30 Jul 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

IOP Publishing acknowledges the devastating impact Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having around the world.  Ensuring a safe environment for our employees and customers is our key focus, while minimising disruptions to allow our services to continue. This outlines the measures we have taken – these will be adjusted as necessary as we regularly assess developments. What...