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  • Romania joins the open science movement

    2024 marks the first year for centralised open access agreements in Romania. While preparation and discussions began some time ago, it is only now that Romanian researchers will have the ability to publish their work open access through transformative agreements, such as the one recently negotiated between IOP Publishing and the Association of Romanian Universities, […]

  • Academic publishers must respond to reviewer fatigue

    The Institute of Physics Publishing is making innovative efforts to broaden the referee pool beyond the usual suspects, says Laura Feetham-Walker. Peer review is under pressure. The increase in global scientific output, coupled with ever-increasing demands on academics’ time, has led an increasing number of peer reviewers to feel overburdened. One obvious way to relieve that […]

  • Zero-Emissions Trucks Alone Won't Cut It: Early Retirement of Polluters Key to California's Emission Goals

    California must implement early retirement for existing heavy-duty vehicles as well as introducing zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs) to protect Black, Latino and vulnerable communities and hit net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets by 2045. This is the outcome of a new study published in Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability by researchers from Stanford University and […]

  • First original research papers published in IOP Publishing’s prestigious journal Reports on Progress in Physics

    IOP Publishing (IOPP) has published the first original research papers in its flagship journal, Reports on Progress in Physics, adding to its 90-year legacy as one of the world’s most authoritative sources of physics review content.   The first four original research articles are:   Reports on Progress in Physics sits at the pinnacle of IOPP’s extensive […]

  • New findings: East Palestine train derailment caused chemical pollution falling to the earth surface across the US and beyond 

    A new study published in the academic journal Environmental Research Letters, reveals that the environmental impact of the February 3, 2023, Norfolk Southern train accident in East Palestine, Ohio covered a very large geographical area. Inorganic pollutants released due to the accident were found in wet weather downfall (wet deposition) from the Midwest through the […]

  • Early Retirement of Old Vehicles Won't Save the Planet: A Study

    Early Retirement of Old Vehicles Won't Save the Planet: A Study

    Lifespan caps for Light-Duty vehicle (LDV) fleets have limited effectiveness for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and could drive up costs and material use finds a new study published in Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability. The research shows that although LDVs contribute 17% to the annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, imposing a 15-year lifespan cap on […]

  • State of Peer Review 2024 report

    IOP Publishing report reveals peer review capacity not used to its full potential  

    A new global study from IOP Publishing (IOPP) has found that certain peer review communities continue to feel overburdened by reviewer requests, while others remain underrepresented.      The survey, which generated over 3,000 responses from peer reviewers from across the globe, revealed regional and career-stage disparities:   Laura Feetham-Walker, Reviewer Engagement Manager at IOPP, said: “As research […]

  • IOP Publishing and Chinese University celebrate Progress in Attosecond Science

    IOP Publishing and Zhejiang University celebrate Progress in Attosecond Science 

    IOP Publishing (IOPP) and Zhejiang University (ZJU) are proud to announce the IOPP-ZJU International Symposium: Progress in Attosecond Science.   Bringing together leading attosecond science researchers from across the globe, the IOPP-ZJU International Symposium will cover the full range of ultrafast techniques and the systems that help us better understand this science, including attosecond x-rays, attosecond metrology, high-harmonic […]