Open Physics


IOP Publishing endorses the goal of equal opportunity to influence the direction of physical science. We will support broader inclusivity by:

Achieving parity of opportunity for any researcher to become an author, reviewer or editorial board member across our publications

Supporting researchers based in lower-income economies to publish physical science openly in an IOP Publishing journal at a reduced or waived article publication charge (APC)

Ensuring all IOP Publishing editorial staff receive training related to diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias

Committed to diversity and inclusion

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We believe that diversity and inclusion is integral to our commitment to open science

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Delivering inclusive peer review

A number of our journals offer the choice of single or double blind review, and we have committed to moving all our journals to double-blind review by the end of 2021

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Working together to address common challenges

We are a founding member of the Publishing Equality working group

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Fostering a safe and inclusive publishing environment

IOP Publishing believe everyone is entitled to courtesy, civility and respect.

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Inclusive publishing options

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We publish a number of journals that evaluate submissions based on the methodological rigour rather than novelty or impact, including our new open science journal

IOP SciNotes

Recognising and supporting early career researchers

We recognise the important contribution of early career researchers through initiatives such as the NJP Early Career Award. We also have lots of guidance for first-time authors and reviewers

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Widening participation in peer review

We provide support for anyone interested in becoming a reviewer, with dedicated guidance and recognition for reviewers and the choice to add yourself to our reviewer network. We are actively trying to make our reviewer pool more diverse and representative

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Making IOPscience, our content delivery platform, as discoverable, accessible and useable as possible

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Co-review policy

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We have introduced a formal co-review policy to help early-career researchers gain experience in peer-review and receive credit for the work they contribute

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Supporting authors with the costs of open access publishing

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We offer a range of discounts and waivers to help authors with the costs of open access publishing

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IOP Publishing endorses the goal of universal access to research in the physical sciences

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