Scientific publishing

IOP Publishing is one of the world’s leading publishers in physics – here's all you need to know about this subsidiary of IOP.


IOP Publishing (IOPP) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the IOP and one of the world’s leading publishers in physics and related disciplines.

Its net income is critical in supporting the charitable activities of IOP, covering around 85% of IOP’s annual operating costs.

From its offices in Beijing, Bristol, Moscow, Philadelphia and Tokyo it serves the global physics community, publishing more than 100 journals, around 100 books every year, conference proceedings and magazines, including Physics World.

IOPP has long been a pioneer in open-access publishing, launching its first open-access journal, New Journal of Physics, in 1998, in partnership with the German Physical Society, and now publishes 17 fully open journals.

Around one-fifth of the 30,000 peer-reviewed journal articles it publishes each year are open access, as are all its 60,000 conference proceedings articles. The majority of the journal articles it publishes by UK researchers are open access, thanks to a ‘transformative agreement’ with UK universities.

In addition to publishing its own journals and books, IOPP provides publishing services to other leading scientific societies, co-publishing with, among others, the American Astronomical Society, the Chinese Physical Society, the Electrochemical Society, the Japan Society of Applied Physics and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

For more information, visit the IOPP website.