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IOS Press Librarian Update | June 2023

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Library Conferences 2023

We hope you had the opportunity to visit us at the following exhibits this year and “accept our cookies,” the iconic Dutch stroopwafel:

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MLA | SLA 2023 May 16-19, 2023 Detroit, MI, USA

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MLA | SLA 2023 May 16-19, 2023 Detroit, MI, USA

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CHLA 2023 June 3-5, 2023 Halifax, NS, Canada


Journal of Parkinson’s Disease Backfiles Special Offer

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JPD transitioned to Gold Open Access in 2023 (volume 13)
You can complete your JPD collection through a one-time purchase of all backfiles at a reduced price:
Volumes 1-12 (52 issues + 10 supplements)*
$3,000/€3,000: 30% off the regular price of $4,300

*You can order individual back volumes; contact us for pricing.



Argument & Computation has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals


Editors-in-Chief Pietro Baroni, PhD, and Bart Verheij, PhD, proudly announce Argument & Computation (AAC) has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Being included in the DOAJ is a significant milestone as it means that AAC meets the rigorous standards of the DOAJ's evaluation process, which assesses the quality, openness, and transparency of open access journals.

This recognition further validates the journal's commitment to providing high-quality research to readers and ensuring that it is accessible to all. This achievement benefits AAC as well as the journal's authors, readers, and the scientific community as a whole. Inclusion in DOAJ is regarded as an important criterion by many funding organizations to provide their financial support to papers published in open access journals. By being part of the DOAJ, a wider audience can be reached, increasing the visibility and impact of the research achievements of the journal's community.

StemJournal Welcomes New Co-Editor-in-Chief Giorgia Quadrato, PhD

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StemJournal (STJ) is pleased to announce the appointment of new co-Editor-in-Chief, Giorgia Quadrato, PhD, effective immediately. Dr. Quadrato joins co-Editor-in-Chief Niels Geijsen, PhD, and an eminent international editorial board, who are dedicated to the success of this international journal in stem cell research and therapy, and part of IOS Press’ StemHub. View News

Outgoing co-Editor-in-Chief Chad Cowan, PhD, co-founded and assumed the position of CEO of Clade Therapeutics and reflected: “I have been honored to found and be co-Editor-in-Chief of StemJournal, as a fledgling international journal publishing stem cell research, supporting the principles of openness, equity, inclusivity, diversity and transparency in science." View News

JVR welcomes Carina Rumrill, MA, as its new Technical Editor

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Founding Editor of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (JVR), Paul Wehman, PhD, proudly introduces Ms. Carina Rumrill, MA, as JVR's new Technical Editor. The journal's former Technical Editor, Dr. Hannah Seward, has moved on to post-doctoral studies. Carina is a seasoned communications professional, author, and editor with more than 15 years of experience as Managing Editor for an international non-governmental organization that disseminates its work through a print magazine, blogs, digital news, eZine, website materials, and donor and annual reports. She has authored more than 1,200 articles in various digital and print formats. Prior to this work, she served as Operations Director and Board Member for a non-profit project that guided 20,000 incarcerated individuals in their pursuit of psychosocial and spiritual well-being.

Applied Ontology welcomes new Editorial team

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We warmly welcome Applied Ontology's incoming new Editors-in-Chief: Janna Hastings, PhD, and John A. Bateman, PhD. The journal's new assistant editor is Mihai Pomarlan, research fellow at the University of Bremen. For the past five years, former Editors-in-Chief Roberta Ferrario, PhD, and Michael Grüninger, PhD, LEL, enriched the journal to solidify its position at the forefront of ontology-focused publication venues with the help of outgoing assistant editor Isabella Distinto.

To read all of IOS Press's latest news this quarter, go here!

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Most Read Labs Article

Our most read article was published to coincide with the UN’s 8th International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGIS). In the post, IOS Press delves into why the day is vital to advancing gender equality in science as well as the STM publisher's own initiatives that are under way to encourage gender equality in the realm of scientific publishing. On the latter, Karen Jacobs, the Editor-in-Chief of WORK Journal, shares her perspective as a woman taking the lead in science.View Article



A number of our journals published special issues during Q1 2023 or are preparing to publish special issues and are requesting submissions. Find a selection below.

Technology and Health Care | A special issue of Technology and Health Care is dedicated to the rapidly expanding field of biomedical engineering, which combines principles from engineering, medicine, and biology to enhance the quality of life for people worldwide. Guest edited by Carlos Gómez (Biomedical Engineering Group, University of Valladolid, Spain) and Feng Liu (International School of Software, Wuhan University, China), this issue presents a diverse collection of articles covering a broad range of topics, such as medical imaging, biomedical signal processing, biomaterials, tissue engineering, and bioinformatics. The innovative research showcased in this issue highlights the diverse approaches being employed to address critical healthcare challenges. All content is Open Access. Read Editorial | View Special Issue | View Journal

Human Systems Management | Guest edited by Anca Draghici, PhD, Angela Repanovici, PhD, and Poh Kiat Ng, PhD, the special issue of Human Systems Management is titled "Digital challenges to empower universities’ implication in the community." This special issue addresses how human resources management is impacted by the accelerated digital transformation. The papers present examples, best practices, and recent studies showing how emerging technologies are converting universities into leaders of society transformation to the digital era and how professional life has been changed. Read Editorial | View Special Issue | View Journal

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Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation | The first issue of Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation in 2023 is a special issue entitled "Fortune favors the bold: Special series on the vocational rehabilitation technical assistance center for quality employment."
Guest-edited by Timothy N. Tansey, PhD, Catherine Anderson, MS, David Strauser, PhD, Malachy Bishop, PhD, Fong Chan, PhD, and Paul Wehman PhD, this issue forms part of a special series on the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Employment. The goal of this series is to increase the number and quality of employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities by upgrading and increasing the competencies, skills, and knowledge of state vocational rehabilitation agencies and their affiliates and enable individuals with disabilities to achieve quality employment and career advancement. All content is Open Access. Read Editorial | View Special Issue | View News| Visit APSE's Website

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In this section, we focus on one of our open access journals and highlight content that was published in Q1 2023. Get details about all the fully open access journals via our Open Library on the IOS Press website.

Environmental Policy and Law transformed to S2O for 2023

The journal Environmental Policy and Law (EPL) has transitioned to a Subscribe to Open (S2O) model for 2023, which means that articles published between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023 are open access and fully accessible, published under a CC-BY-NC 4.0 license. Another benefit is that there are no author fees or article processing charges (APCs) associated with this open access model. Read more about S2O here. EPL's first issue of 2023 – Volume 53, Issue 1 – features 8 OA articles. View Issue | Discover More | Visit Journal Website

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JPRM is Now Full Open Access

Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (JPRM) transitioned to a full Open Access (OA) publication. This means that all articles submitted and accepted after 1 January 2023 are immediately and permanently available upon publication for readers to freely read, download, share, and reuse (with attribution). This enables authors to comply more easily with funder and institutional mandates. View Issue | Discover More | Visit Journal Website

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Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases Transitioning to Gold Open Access in 2023

Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases (JND) is pleased to announce that from July 1, 2023 (Volume 10, Issue 4), the journal will transition to a Gold Open Access publication. All articles published after that date will be immediately and permanently freely available online for readers.

With a strong Journal Impact Factor of 4.693 (Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate, 2022)) and Cite Score of 5.5 (Scopus CiteScore (2021)), JND is now recognized as one of the most influential journals in the world devoted exclusively to NMD. In recent years the number of open access papers published in JND has been steadily increasing, so that now approximately half are publicly available. The transition to fully open content will increase the journal’s impact and benefit the entire NMD community, including authors, readers, libraries, hospitals, funding agencies – and ultimately patients and their families.View News | Discover More | Visit Journal Website

The following IOS Press journals also transitioned to Gold Open Access in 2023:
* Bladder Cancer
* Journal of Parkinson’s Disease
* Kidney Cancer
* Nutrition and Healthy Aging



During Q1 2023 (Jan–Mar), eight new books were published, extending our comprehensive book series including Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering and Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. Find the top books published in Q1 below.


Digitalization and Management Innovation
Editors: Antonio J. Tallón-Ballesteros & Paola Santana-Morales | Series: FAIA, Vol.367 | In this book, find 65 papers presented at DMI2022, the first in the new annual conference series Digitalization and Management Innovation (DMI), held as a hybrid event in Beijing, China, on 26 November 2022. Topics covered include digital transformation, supply chains, business models, and block chain, enterprises, banking, and sustainability, as well as policy in artificial intelligence, the gig economy, the post-epidemic era, green supply, citizenship behavior, human resource management, human relationships, agriculture, and environmental matters. Presenting original ideas and results of general significance and supported by clear reasoning, and compelling evidence and methods, the book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the management of digital data. View Details | OA Ebook | Order Print Copy

Recent Developments in Electronics and Communication Systems
Editors: KVS Ramachandra Murthy, Sanjeev Kumar, Mahesh Kumar Singh | Series: Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, Vol.32 | The proceedings of RDECS-2022, the 1st international conference on Recent Developments in Electronics and Communication Systems, held on 22 and 23 July 2022 at Aditya Engineering College, Surampalem, India, are presented in this 744-page book. Offering a fascinating overview of recent research and developments in electronics and communications systems, the book will be of interest to all those working in the field. View Details | OA Ebook | Order Print Copy

Social Robots in Social Institutions
Editors: Raul Hakli, Pekka Mäkelä & Johanna Seibt | Series: FAIA, Vol.366 | This book presents the Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2022, the 5th event in the biennial Robophilosophy conference series, held in Helsinki, Finland, from 16 to 19 August 2022. The theme of this edition of the conference was Social Robots in Social Institutions, and it featured international multidisciplinary research from the humanities, social sciences, Human-Robot Interaction, and social robotics. View Details | Ebook | Order Print Copy

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