Guided by core values that strive to meet the highest professional standards, our goals and business practices are straightforward, transparent, and ethical. We offer specialized services and products that elevate the quality, accessibility, and impact of research.

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    To collaborate with the global scientific community by publishing content and offering specialized, flexible services that elevate quality, accessibility, and impact of research. 

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    To contribute in a meaningful and innovative way to a trustworthy scientific ecosystem that furthers our understanding of the world.

Company Story

IOS Press is an international scientific, technical, medical (STM) publishing house established in 1987 in Amsterdam. We produce around 90 journals and 70 books annually in a broad range of subject categories, primarily specializing in health and life sciences (including neurosciences, medical informatics, cancer research, and rehabilitation) and computer sciences (including artificial intelligence, data science, and semantic web). In addition, we offer specialized services that support scientific advancement.

Discover the key milestones in our company's journey

IOS Press is founded, headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

IOS Press Inc. is established in Washington, DC, USA
Co-publishing relationship is established with Ohmsha Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
IOS Press and Ohmsha re-establish the Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft (AKA) GmbH in Berlin, Germany
Joint venture between Science Press (Beijing, China), Ohmsha (Tokyo, Japan), and IOS Press is established
IOS Press becomes official publisher for the NATO Advanced Study Institutes and Partnership subseries
AKA merges with Infix, publisher of German-language books in artificial intelligence and other areas of computer science
IOS Press launches IOS Press Content Library; all journals are now published online in addition to print
IOS Press acquires Delft University Press
IOS Press launches its digital book platform, IOS Press Ebooks
IOS Press co-founds the first of the Academic Publishing in Europe conference series in Berlin
IOS Press acquires  Millpress Science Publishers
Launch of Semantic Web, our first fully open and transparent peer review journal
IOS Press launches the Open Library, an open access program that offers authors the option to publish open access in all our journals and books 
All journal articles are published in a full text HTML format, in addition to PDF and print
IOS Press publishes its 1000th ebook
IOS Press celebrates its 30th anniversary with a symposium in Amsterdam
IOS Press launches LD Connect, a linked data portal containing machine-readable metadata for all IOS Press digital publications
Back archive scanning project is complete; journals digitized from their first paper issue onwards, where possible
IOS Press publishes its 100,000th journal article
IOS Press launches Labs, a virtual meeting place where information is shared about what is happening behind the scenes at the company
IOS Press gets a major rebrand and launches its new corporate website
IOS Press celebrates its 35th anniversary with a symposium in Amsterdam and recorded contributions from editors, friends, and colleagues – view all on the IOS Press YouTube channel
IOS Press has been acquired by Sage Publications. Read the full announcement.
IOS Press 35 years

35th Anniversary

It was our 35th anniversary during 2022 and we held a special symposium on March 31 that looked at science publishing developments, with an additional aspect of the celebratory event being a collection of pre-recorded presentations from editors, friends, and colleagues. 

Focusing on key aspects of IOS Press' publishing activities, the contributions featured input about our most impactful journals, successful editorial practices, technical advancements, and our relationship with our communities, as well as personal perspectives about the future of science publishing. The recordings have been uploaded to our YouTube channel and more details can be obtained on our dedicated anniversary page.

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