IOP Publishing

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IOP Publishing
IOP Publishing Red Logo.gif
Parent company Institute of Physics
Founded 1874
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location Bristol, England
Publication types Academic journals, magazines
Nonfiction topics Science
Official website ioppublishing.org

IOP Publishing (previously named Institute of Physics Publishing) is the publishing company of the Institute of Physics. It provides publications through which scientific research is distributed worldwide, including journals, community websites, magazines, conference proceedings and books. The Institute of Physics is a scientific charity devoted to increasing the practice, understanding and application of physics. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes to support physics through the activities of the Institute.

The main IOP Publishing headquarters is located in Bristol, England, and the North American headquarters is located in Philadelphia, United States. It also has several regional offices including Washington, D.C.; Mexico City; Beijing; Tokyo; Moscow; St. Petersburg; and Sydney. It employs over 300 staff.

It was the first physics publisher to publish a journal on the internet. In 1994, the journal Classical and Quantum Gravity was published as a TeX file. In January 1996, the organisation launched the full electronic journals programme on the World Wide Web, ahead of other physics publishers.[1]

Physics World is the monthly magazine of the Institute of Physics and was first published in October 1988.[2] The title, published by IOP Publishing, won in the App/Digital Edition category for Association/Non-Profit (B-to-B) brands in the Eddie Digital Awards. It also picked up an honourable mention for best Design Cover in the Association/Non-Profit (B-to-B) category in the Ozzie Awards.[3]

Journals[edit]

IOPscience is the online service for journal content. Journals include:[4]

Some of these journals are published on behalf of other societies; for example, the Astrophysical Journal group of titles are published in partnership with the American Astronomical Society.

Books[edit]

IOP Publishing sold its books publishing division (with the imprint Adam Hilger) to Taylor & Francis in 2005.[5] As a consequence of recent significant changes in the publishing landscape and demand for ebooks, IOP Publishing launched an ebook programme in 2012.[6] IOP Publishing partnered with Morgan & Claypool on a book programme which is focussed on researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers or who would like to approach a research field more broadly and across disciplines.[7] In 2014 IOP Publishing and the American Astronomical Society announced an electronic book publishing partnership as part of the AAS's mission to enhance and share humanity’s scientific understanding of the universe.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 125 Years: The Physical Society & The Institute of Physics. 1999. 
  2. ^ "'Top five physics discoveries' chosen by magazine". BBC. 2013-10-03. Retrieved 2016-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Physics World celebrates digital award win". PPA. 2015-10-29. Retrieved 2016-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Journals". Ingenta. Retrieved 2016-05-25. 
  5. ^ "Taylor & Francis Group Corporate Website - Members of the Group". Taylorandfrancisgroup.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  6. ^ "IOP Publishing launches ebook initiative". PPA. 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2013-09-20. 
  7. ^ "The state of scholarly e-books today and tomorrow: Olaf Ernst, IOP Publishing". Research Information. 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2016-05-25. 
  8. ^ "AAS and IOP team up to enhance knowledge of the universe". Research Information. 2013-12-17. Retrieved 2016-05-25. 

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