IOP Publishing makes abstracts accessible to everyone



IOP Publishing (IOPP) joined the Open Abstracts Initiative (I4OA), a collaboration between publishers, infrastructure organizations, librarians and researchers to promote the open availability of abstracts.

IOPP will deposit abstracts of its scientific papers with Crossref, the nonprofit Digital Object Identifier (DOI) registration agency that collects the abstracts in a common format in a searchable, interdisciplinary database.

By joining the initiative, IOPP will integrate all of its abstracts with the fundamental metadata of the article so that they are freely available and accessible to the scientific community for unrestricted machine reading. This increased availability of article abstracts will stimulate the discoverability of academic research and increase their impact.

Daniel Keirs, Head of Journal Strategy and Performance at IOPP, said: “We are delighted to join the I4OA initiative as it supports our goal of increasing access to research in the disciplines we represent. . We believe that I4OA will help improve the impact, recognition and value of the scholarly publications of our researchers through the unlimited and centralized discoverability the initiative enables.

Ludo Waltman, I4OA Coordinator, said: “We are delighted that IOPP is joining our initiative. The fact that IOPP is joining a growing number of academic publishers shows their continued commitment to open science to expand the world of physics. As one of the larger publishers supporting I4OA, it’s great to have IOPP on board and we hope that many more publishers will follow suit.

– This press release was originally published on the IOP editions website



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