IOP Publishing (IOPP) has been awarded the 2022 Physics-Astronomy-Math (PAM) Division Award. Presented by the Special Libraries Association, the award recognizes individuals or organizations that make significant contributions to the literature of physics, astronomy or mathematics, and recognizes work that demonstrably improves the exchange of information in one or more of these fields. IOPP was the first publisher to receive the award in 18 years.
IOPP has been praised for its commitment to making its organization and journals more inclusive, such as improving geographic and gender diversity of editorial stakeholders and creating goals for journals to diversify their editorial boards and their review panels.
Research scientists in developing countries receive support from IOPP through their involvement with Electronic Information for Libraries, a non-profit organization that helps developing countries access information. IOPP also participates in the International Network for Science and Policy Advancement’s Research Information Enhancement Program, a program aimed at providing free or low-cost access to electronic journals to authors from developing countries. development.
Additionally, IOPP has been commended for prioritizing sustainability as a signatory to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and through its environmental and energy policies that promote good environmental practices.
Laurie Neuerburg, Chair of the 2022 PAM Awards Committee, said, “In addition to its many forward-thinking and innovative initiatives, IOPP has a long history of fostering a strong partnership with PAM. I am pleased to present to you the 33rd PAM Division Award at IOPP for their contributions connecting scholars to literature around the world.
Overall, IOPP has been recognized for its long history of disseminating physics information. They began publishing in 1874, then known as the Physical Society of London, then began working in conjunction with another society, the Institute of Physics, in 1921. For over 100 years, IOPP has been became a non-profit global publisher. which partners with many academic societies and research organizations, including CERN, the American Astronomical Society and the London Mathematical Society, to publish more than 100 scholarly journals as well as proceedings and books.
A strong supporter of open physics, IOPP produces 27 fully open access journal titles and more than 50 hybrid open access titles.