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IOP Publishing Makes Abstracts Openly Available

IOP Publishing Makes Abstracts Openly Available

October 2021

NISO Member News

21 October 2021

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

IOPP will deposit abstracts of their scholarly communications with Crossref, the not-for-profit Digital Object Identifier (DOI) registration agency bringing together abstracts in a common format in one searchable cross-disciplinary database. 

By joining the initiative, IOPP will make all of its abstracts part of the fundamental metadata of the article so that they will be openly available and accessible to the scientific community for unrestricted machine reading. This expanded availability of article abstracts will boost the discoverability of scholarly research and increase their impact. 

Daniel Keirs, IOPP’s Head of Journal Strategy and Performance, says: “We are excited to be joining the I4OA initiative as it supports our goal of increasing access to research in the disciplines we represent. We believe that I4OA will help to enhance the impact, recognition and value of our researchers’ scholarly publications through the unlimited, centralised discoverability the initiative enables.”  

Ludo Waltman, Coordinator of I4OA, says: “We are pleased to have IOPP join our initiative. Having IOPP join a growing number of academic publishers shows their continued commitment to open science to expand the world of physics. As one of the largest publishers supporting I4OA, it’s great to have IOPP on board and we hope that many other publishers will follow their lead” 

Find out more on the I4OA website


About These Organizations

About IOP Publishing  

IOP Publishing is a society-owned scientific publisher, delivering impact, recognition and value to the scientific community.  With the aim to expanding the world of physics, IOP Publishing delivers a portfolio of journals, books, conference proceedings and science news resources globally.   

IOP Publishing is wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit society. Any financial surplus earned by IOP Publishing goes directly to the institute supporting the advancement of the latest and best research in the physical sciences and helping physicists thrive. Go to or follow us @IOPPublishing.   

About I4OA 

The Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) is a collaboration between scholarly publishers, infrastructure organizations, librarians, researchers and other interested parties to advocate and promote the unrestricted availability of the abstracts of the world's scholarly publications, particularly journal articles and book chapters, in trusted repositories where they are open and machine-accessible. I4OA calls on all scholarly publishers to open the abstracts of their published works, and where possible to submit them to Crossref.