IoP eBooks collections

We have now have access to the Institute of Physics new eBooks collection. This is made up of two complimentary collections:

IOP Expanding Physics publishes high-quality texts from leading voices across the research landscape on key areas in physics and related subject areas.

  • Authoritative texts – a leading voice on a topic
  • Very high production quality
  • In-depth texts – 200–500 pages
    • Research monographs
    • Graduate/advanced undergraduate textbooks
  • Aimed at recent graduate/researcher level

View the first titles from the IOP Expanding Physics collection.

View forthcoming titles.

IOP Concise Physics, developed with Morgan & Claypool Publishers (M&C), focuses on shorter texts in rapidly advancing areas or topics where an introductory text is more appropriate. These texts will be the “first book” on a topic – either the first book published on a fast-moving area or the first book for anyone looking for a current introduction to a subject.

  • Concise – 70-120 pages
  • Rapid publication – the first book on a topic
  • Interdisciplinary – physics for physicists and non-physicists
  • Aimed at undergraduate/researcher level

View the first titles from the IOP Concise Physics collection.

5 titles have been published so far and the other 30 are due between now and January 2015.

These titles are all searchable via Library Search – search for “IOP eBooks” will bring up the contents of both collections.




New backfile collection: Institute of Physics

We’re pleased to announce that we have purchased backfiles to complete our Institute of Physics backfiles online. Titles are listed in the table below. We now have access to all of the Institute of Physics journals published prior to 2006, and journals in the Turpion collection prior to 2002.

Journal Date Range
Chinese Physics B (Formerly Acta Physica Sinica, Chinese Physics) 1992-2000
Chinese Physics Letters 1984-1998
Fluid Dynamics Research 1986 – 1998
Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astroparticle Physics 2001-2004

Turpion Archive

Journal Date Range
Soviet Physics Uspekhi 1958-1992
Physics-Uspekhi 1993-2002
Soviet Journal of Quantum Electronics 1971-1992
Quantum Electronics 1993-2002
Mathematics of the USSR – Sbornik 1967-1993
Russian Academy of Sciences. Sbornik Mathematics 1993-1995
Sbornik: Mathematics 1995-2002
Mathematics of the USSR – Izvestiya 1967-1992
Russian Academy of Sciences. Izvestiya Mathematics 1993-1995
Izvestiya: Mathematics 1995-2001
Russian Mathematical Surveys 1960-2002
Russian Chemical Reviews 1960-2002

Article level metrics now available from IoP Science

IoP Science are now providing article level metrics to enable researchers to discover the wider impact of their work.

The following data have been made available at launch:

  • total full-text article downloads
  • total video abstract views
  • citations through CrossRef, PubMed Central, Nature Blogs and Google Scholar
  • shares and bookmarks through Mendeley, CiteULike and Connotea

This is all part of their article evolution project.

For further information see the IoP web page on article level metrics which also has contact details.

What does it cost and who pays? Scholarly communications globally and in the UK

The Research Information Network (RIN) are holding a free event on open access and scholarly communication at the Institute of Physics on Thursday the 11th December from 10.30 – 16.00

The event will focus on the recent RIN report: Activities, costs and funding flows in the scholarly communications system in the UK

See the RIN Current Events page for further information


We have now got access to Scitopia, a federated search portal to the electronic holdings of over 15 societies including:

See their website for further information.

Europhysics Letters archive now available

The Institute of Physics has recently made the entire back archive of EPL (Europhysics Letters available to read from the journal’s homepage.

You can access the journal archive via the journal homepage at