About

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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    MISSION

    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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    VISION

    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 independent 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 biomedical and life sciences (including neurosciences, medical informatics, cancer research, rehabilitation) and physical sciences (including computer sciences, artificial intelligence, engineering). In addition, we offer specialized services that support scientific advancement.

Discover the key milestones in our company's journey

1987

IOS Press is founded, headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1990

 
IOS Press Inc. is established in Washington, DC, USA
Co-publishing relationship is established with Ohmsha Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
1996
IOS Press and Ohmsha re-establish the Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft (AKA) GmbH in Berlin, Germany
1998
 
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
2000
 
AKA merges with Infix, publisher of German-language books in artificial intelligence and other areas of computer science
2001
IOS Press launches IOS Press Content Library; all journals are now published online in addition to print
2005
IOS Press acquires Delft University Press
2006
 
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
2008
IOS Press acquires  Millpress Science Publishers
2010
Launch of Semantic Web, our first fully open and transparent peer review journal
2011
 
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 
2015
All journal articles are published in a full text HTML format, in addition to PDF and print
2016
IOS Press publishes its 1000th ebook
2017
IOS Press celebrates its 30-year anniversary with a symposium in Amsterdam
2018
 
IOS Press launches LD Connect, a linked data portal containing machine-readable metadata for all IOS Press digital publications
2019
 
Back archive scanning project is complete; all journals digitized from their first paper issue onwards, where possible
2020
 
 
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
2021
IOS Press gets a major rebrand and launches its new corporate website

 

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