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10 Nov 2022

10,000 IOP Trusted Reviewers (and counting!)

In 2020, we introduced the IOP Trusted Reviewer status, a formal certification for reviewers of outstanding quality. Our goal is to create a future generation of outstanding peer reviewers with the confidence to provide careful and constructive feedback.   Today, an impressive 10,000 reviewers have achieved that status. Nkosi Muse, our 10,000th IOP Trusted Reviewer, tells us why...

27 Apr 2022

IOP Publishing rewards outstanding reviewers for their contribution to science

IOP Publishing (IOPP) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2021 Outstanding Reviewer Awards.   Each year outstanding reviewers are selected by IOPP’s journal editors based on the quality, quantity, and timeliness of their reviews.   From the more than 30,000 reviewers who have submitted reports to journals published by IOPP in 2021, 20 have received an Outstanding Reviewer...

31 Jan 2022

IOP Publishing launches portfolio-wide transparent peer review on its OA journals 

IOP Publishing (IOPP) is moving all its open access (OA) journals to transparent peer review, making it the first physics publisher to adopt the approach portfolio-wide. Transparent peer review involves publication of the complete peer review process, from initial review to final decision. This means that alongside the published article, readers can see a full peer...

20 Apr 2021

IOP Publishing announces the winners of the 2020 Reviewer Awards

Reviewer Awards for 2020  IOP Publishing (IOPP) is pleased to announce the winners of its Reviewer Awards for 2020. Each year outstanding reviewers are selected by IOPP’s Editors based on the quality, quantity and timeliness of their reviews.  Most journals chose one person to receive the Reviewer of the Year Award and select a number...

10 Mar 2021

IOP Publishing’s new state-of-the-art elearning hub to boost peer review knowledge and competency for a future generation of reviewers

Always-on, comprehensive suite of online courses expands access to Peer review excellence: IOP training and certification Researchers around the world can now build their peer review competency online through IOP Publishing’s (IOPP) new state-of-the-art peer review elearning hub. The hub extends access to ‘Peer review excellence: IOP training and certification’, the world’s first peer review...

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...

08 Sep 2020

IOP Publishing commits to adopting double-anonymous 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-anonymous 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...

07 May 2020

IOP Publishing launches co-review policy

Trial on three journals enables mentoring and recognition for new reviewers while expanding the reviewer pool   IOP Publishing (IOPP) has introduced a formal co-review policy, to help early-career researchers gain experience in peer review while ensuring they get credit for the work they contribute. A co-reviewer is a researcher – often early in their...

27 Apr 2020

IOP Publishing becomes first publisher to integrate its article submission system with Editage’s online submission system

IOP Publishing (IOPP) has announced a full integration of its article submission system ScholarOne with the Editage Online System, allowing authors using Editage services to submit directly to IOPP. Marc Gillett, head of publishing operations at IOPP, said, “We know that authors find entering manuscript information into multiple systems frustrating, and that they can spend...

22 Apr 2020

Reviewer of the Year Awards 2019

IOP Publishing has named the winners of its Reviewer Awards for 2019.    The awards are part of IOP Publishing’s commitment to recognise and reward peer review. IOPP’s Editors carefully selected the best reviewers from each journal, based on the quality, quantity and timeliness of their reviews.    Most journals chose one person to receive...