May 19, 2006

IoP Announces New OA Journal: Environmental Research Letters

.: The latest Knowledgespeak reports that the Institute of Physics is launching a new open access journal, Environmental Research Letters:

The Institute of Physics, UK, has announced the launch of open–access (OA) journal Environmental Research Letters (ERL). The new journal seeks to bring together professional scientists, economists and engineers, as well as the public sector and people engaged in efforts to understand the state of natural systems and, increasingly, the human footprint on the biosphere. Daniel Kammen of the University of California, Berkeley serves as the editor-in-chief.
Full IoP press release here.

July 27, 2005

IOP Participates In The LOCKSS Program

:: From a posting on PAMNET, among other discussion groups:

Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP) and LOCKSS are pleased to announce that the first of IOP's journal titles have been released for preservation via the LOCKSS system. Members of the LOCKSS Alliance are now able to add the following two open-access titles from IOP to their local digital collection:IOP and LOCKSS continue to work towards the release of IOP's subscription-based titles.

Initiated by Stanford University Libraries, LOCKSS (for "Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe") is open source software that provides librarians with an easy way to collect, store, preserve, and provide access to their own local copy of the authorized content they purchase. IOP recognizes the importance of ensuring the longevity of journal material in the digital age and is proud to support libraries in their efforts to preserve online content