IOP Publishing unveils its first ebooks collections

IOP Publishing (IOP) is proud to unveil the first titles in the company’s new ebooks publishing programme at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair (9–13 October).

IOP announced its entrance into the ebook market and a new partnership with Morgan & Claypool Publishers (M&C) at the book fair in 2012. One year later and IOP is returning to reveal both the company’s new ebooks platform and the very first published titles.

The IOP ebooks programme will initially comprise two complementary collections. These are IOP Expanding Physics and IOP Concise Physics (the latter produced in partnership with M&C).

IOP has now published the first two books in the IOP Expanding Physics collection and will publish the first Concise Physics titles imminently. A further 25 books are commissioned for publication across both collections in 2014. This list includes work from high-profile authors including Prof. Shlomo Havlin, Prof. David K Ferry, Prof. John Inglesfield, Prof. Beverly Berger and Prof. David Elliot.

The new book content has been fully integrated with IOPscience, the company’s online journals platform for seamless searching and exceptional discoverability. The programme has been built without DRM and provides multiple options for reading on different devices (HTML, PDF and ePub3) and includes embedded multimedia, interactive charting and MathML.

Olaf Ernst, commercial director for IOP said: “It has been an incredibly exciting year for everyone working on ebooks at IOP and our partners at M&C. We have some of the leading voices in physics already signed up to publish with us on a diverse range of subjects and a great platform that will change the way authors and readers interact with a book. We believe we can fully meet the needs of the research community in a changing publishing environment.”

Joel Claypool of M&C, said: “Concise Physics will become essential guides for anyone getting to grips with a new emerging field or looking for an introduction to some of the fundamental techniques and methods that are the building blocks of physics. They are an ideal resource for undergraduates and early-career physicists.”

IOP Expanding Physics publishes high-quality texts from leading voices in the research community on key areas in physics and related subject areas. The books in this collection will include both in-depth research monographs and graduate/advanced undergraduate textbooks.

IOP Concise Physics focuses on shorter texts that will be the “first book” on a topic – either the first book published on a fast-moving area or the first book – and will provide anyone looking for a current introduction to a subject an excellent starting point.

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