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27 Feb 2018

IOP launches trio of interdisciplinary open access journals

IOP Publishing, home of the respected Journal of Physics series, has launched three new, high-impact open access journals. In recognition of the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of research, the scope of these new journals will focus on research covering three aspects of the physical world that will shape the future of our planet: energy, materials and...

19 Feb 2018

IOP Publishing to expand double-blind peer review after pilot success

IOP Publishing (IOP) has announced the expansion of its double-blind peer review programme, following a successful pilot on two of its journals. IOP is experimenting with different peer review models as part of its commitment to providing high-quality peer review and meeting the future needs of the research communities we serve. In double-blind peer review,...

25 Jan 2018

Stanford scientist wins inaugural Steven Vogel Young Researcher award

Dr David Lentink from Stanford University, USA, has been named winner of the inaugural Bioinspiration & Biomimetics Steven Vogel Young Investigator Award 2017. The award recognises early career excellence in the journal’s field, and is open to researchers in the 10 years after completing their PhD. Dr Lentink’s multidisciplinary laboratory at Stanford University studies biological...

15 Sep 2017

Celebrate the end of Saturn mission with a free ebook – The Ringed Planet

Today, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft will point itself toward the surface of Saturn, and end with a crash its 13-year mission delving into the mysteries of the ringed planet’s system. Cassini’s instruments have revealed new details including the only extra-terrestrial lakes known in the solar system, and its final series of orbits will reveal details of...

11 Sep 2017

ORCID scheme introduced across all IOP Publishing journals

As part of IOP Publishing’s commitment to ensuring researchers get full credit for their work, we are now requiring ORCID identifiers for all corresponding authors submitting their work to IOP Publishing-owned journals. Open Researcher and Contributor ID, known as ORCID, is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a unique digital name, or ID, which identifies researchers...

17 Aug 2017

Meet Journal of Physics G’s Reviewer of the Year 2016: Dr Christian Beck

The Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics is one of the highest-ranking nuclear physics journals, and includes both experimental and theoretical articles. Considering its high impact factor, Dr Christian Beck, from the Universite de Strasbourg, France, demands that the papers he reviews are rigorous and original; authors must be meticulous in the presentation of...

03 Aug 2017

Meet Journal of Physics B’s Reviewer of the Year 2016: Professor Aurelien Dantan

There are two primary reasons why Professor Aurelien Dantan, from Aarhus University, Denmark, referees for the Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. Firstly, he regards the peer review process as an important service to the scientific community; secondly, he reviews out of curiosity. As a reviewer, he finds it inspiring to be...

24 Jul 2017

Introducing Multifunctional Materials – a new multidisciplinary journal from IOP Publishing

The design and manufacture of materials capable of multiple functions – so called “multifunctional” materials – has emerged as a rapidly growing direction within materials science. It is characterised by multidisciplinary research activity, and the significant potential for wide-ranging technological innovation extending to energy, environmental sustainability, healthcare, aerospace, nanoelectronics, soft robotics and semiconductors. Integrating almost...

20 Jul 2017

Meet the Journal of Optics’ Reviewer of the Year 2016: Professor Tie Jun Cui

Dedicated to metamaterials and plasmonics research, Professor Tie Jun Cui, from Southeast University, People’s Republic of China, enjoys reviewing manuscripts for the Journal of Optics, a high-standard and high-impact international journal that covers all areas of pure and applied optics. A recent example of a paper that resonated with him was an article entitled “Optical quantum...

18 Jul 2017

IOP Publishing and APS commit to ORCID scheme

IOP Publishing and the American Physical Society (APS) have signed up to the ORCID Open Letter, committing to collecting ORCID iDs for authors submitting to their journals following stated best practices. ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a unique digital name, or iD, which identifies researchers and scholars, and...

17 Jul 2017

Partnership celebrates launch of first ebook collaboration

IOP Publishing and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) marked a new milestone in their 40-year relationship this week, with the publication of their first ebook together. The book is the first in a new ebooks programme by IPEM and IOP Publishing, specifically designed for the medical physics and biomedical engineering communities...