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12 Nov 2021

The Institute of Physics signs joint statement for climate action

A call to action: the role of physics in delivering the global green economy    The Institute of Physics (IOP) has signed the following statement together with national physical societies around globe: According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), “a green economy is defined as low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive[1].” Furthermore, the Organization...

09 Nov 2021

IOP Publishing joins Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative providing politicians and public with simple explanation of what to do next

For the first time, IOP Publishing (IOPP) together with 14 of the world’s largest and most reputable academic publishers have come together to explain the most important research on climate change to the public. The Climate Change Knowledge Cooperative, led by research communication companies Kudos and Impact Science, is a platform that provides easy-to-comprehend research summaries to help everyone...

04 Nov 2021

Aviation’s present-day contribution to human-induced global warming is 4% and will increase over the next 30 years should pre-Covid growth resume

Major new study reveals that aviation could consume up to one-sixth of the remaining temperature budget to limit warming to 1.5 ˚C Aviation is responsible for more global warming than implied by its carbon footprint alone. According to new research published today, aviation could consume up one-sixth of the remaining temperature budget required to limit...

02 Nov 2021

Announcing the winners of #IOPPposter 2021 competition

Enabling the global scientific community to connect virtually  IOP Publishing has announced the winners of its #IOPPposter competition. Now in its second year, the poster competition, which was hosted on Twitter, opened-up a lively online discussion about the latest research in emerging areas of interest.   And the winners are…  Atomic and molecular – Andrea Byekwaso  Biomedical engineering – Jannis Born  Engineering – Tomas...

27 Oct 2021

R&D spend essential to improve skills, create opportunity and drive science and innovation, says the Institute of Physics

Responding today to the chancellor’s comprehensive spending review, Paul Hardaker, group chief executive officer of the Institute of Physics, said:   “Investing in science and innovation doesn’t just help the economy and create jobs, it helps train the next generation, develops the skills of the workforce, and allows more people to benefit from the opportunities that...

21 Oct 2021

IOP Publishing makes abstracts openly available

IOP Publishing (IOPP) has joined the Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA), a collaboration between publishers, infrastructure organisations, librarians, and researchers to promote the open availability of abstracts. IOPP will deposit abstracts of their scholarly communications with Crossref, the not-for-profit Digital Object Identifier (DOI) registration agency bringing together abstracts in a common format in one searchable...

15 Oct 2021

IOP Publishing makes sustainability pledge as founding signatory of Publishing Declares

We are proud to announce that we have signed Publishing Declares, a sustainability pledge with 39 other founding signatories from across the industry led by the Publishers Association. The purpose of Publishing Declares is to raise awareness of the sustainability issues most relevant to the UK book and journal publishing industry; to aid the discovery...

07 Oct 2021

Three new academic journals to meet growing demand for environmental research

IOP Publishing (IOPP) is launching three new, fully open access (OA) journals, extending the publisher’s Environmental Research series. IOPP’s Environmental Research Series now comprises of six titles that collectively address all major areas of environmental science.  Environmental Research: Health (ERH) and Environmental Research: Climate (ERCL) will both open submissions from today. The third new journal, Environmental Research: Ecology (ERE) will open for submissions later in...

16 Sep 2021

Registration opens: IOP Publishing’s free-to-attend Environmental Research 2021 conference

Following COP26, participants will connect with leading environmental experts to discuss the direction and effectiveness of the latest research and inspire global action Scientists, academics and policymakers dedicated to tackling environmental threats can now register to attend IOP Publishing’s (IOPP) Environmental Research 2021 conference. Taking place virtually between 15 and 19 November, participants will connect...

27 Jul 2021

First papers publish in Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering – IOP Publishing’s new open access journal

IOP Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering (NCE), a new, multidisciplinary, open access (OA) journal devoted to the design, development and application of artificial neural networks and brain-inspired systems towards advancing scientific discovery and realising emerging new computing technologies. The first issue includes: Giacomo Indiveri University of Zurich and ETH...

06 Jul 2021

Long-term urban emissions data show a decrease in high-income countries

A new study shows how urbanisation has influenced anthropogenic CO2 and air pollutant emissions across all world regions, by making use of the latest developments in the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR, https://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/) developed by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. The results show that by 2015 urban centres were the...

08 Jun 2021

Projected acidification of the Great Barrier Reef could be offset by ten years

New research has shown that by injecting an alkalinizing agent into the ocean along the length of the Great Barrier Reef, it would be possible, at the present rate of anthropogenic carbon emissions, to offset ten years’ worth of ocean acidification. The research, by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, used a high-resolution model developed for...