Core Values

Integrity  ·  Flexibility  ·  Collaboration  ·  Innovation

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    We believe in publishing high-quality and trustworthy content vetted through stringent peer review, as well as offering services that benefit the global scientific community. We strive to meet the highest professional standards. Our business practices are straightforward, transparent, and ethical. IOS Press is a signatory of the United Nation’s SDG Publishers Compact to develop sustainable practices and act as champions of the Sustainable Development Goals

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    Openness and flexibility in our daily business operations make working with IOS Press a pleasant and rewarding experience. Our streamlined organizational structure enables us to minimize bureaucracy and communicate on a very personal level, both quickly and efficiently. Flexible publication options include open access and hybrid publishing models tailored to comply with authors’ funding criteria and transformative agreements.

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    Listening and responding  to our communities’ needs and wishes are important aspects of our business that enable us to continue to develop and offer relevant content, workflow tools, and services that nurture collaboration. We continually strive to grow partnerships with a global network of editors, authors, reviewers, librarians, representatives, agents, book importers, content hosts, and typesetters, who all actively contribute to our business.

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    Our deep commitment to innovation is evidenced by our continuous investment in digital infrastructure including hosting, interoperability, dissemination, access management, linked data (LD Connect), admin, and workflow technologies, particularly peer review and manuscript submission systems. The latest developments in academia, scholarly publishing, policy guidelines, and technology, including open science, machine-readable content, and FAIR data principles, help drive our innovation roadmap.

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