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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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 early career researchers

We recognise the important contribution of early career researchers through initiatives such as the NJP Early Career Award

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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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Delivering inclusive peer review

A number of our journals offer the choice of single or double blind review

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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

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

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IOP Publishing endorses the goal of maximising reproducibility and trust in the physical sciences

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