Einar Fredriksson, PhD, IOS Press founder and director: “Over the course of the past 35 years we have certainly witnessed substantial change across all facets of the scholarly publishing landscape – from the transition from a print to a digital environment driven by technological advancements, only some of which were foreseen by visionaries in our field, the accelerating movement towards open access and shared data initiatives, to the mergers and acquisitions that reshaped the global STM publishing industry.
"We are humble about what we have achieved so far, but not about our objectives as we navigate this changing environment. I am proud to say that IOS Press has been able to adapt and has flourished, successfully transforming some challenges into opportunities along the way. I would like to thank our community of authors, editors, reviewers, and readers and our business partners for the support they have provided throughout our 35-year history. And I would like to thank my IOS Press colleagues, past and present, for their many contributions to our success.”
Photo on the left: Einar Fredriksson, PhD, IOS Press director (photo credit: Philip Jong Loy)
The symposium featured several speakers who shared their personal views on the future of science publishing. Topics covered technology and artificial intelligence (AI), and Editors-in-Chief of some of our most prominent journals spoke about their experiences guiding publications in the fields of cancer research, life sciences, and statistics.
The first session began with a fascinating demonstration of the IOS Press linked data portal LD Connect, with dynamic visuals covering 35 years of IOS Press’ publications (see the "Country Race" visualization of article output from 1987 to 2020 at the bottom of this page and explore further here). The Tech Session continued with five inspiring presentations on intriguing topics such as the potential collaboration between humans and AI with regard to science publishing, the future of publishing technology, and technical advancements for the industry. A recurring theme in several presentations was “nanopublications” (read about this in our recent Labs blog post).
The second session presented by key Editors-in-Chief of our journals included personal perspectives that provided insights into the origins of these titles, successful editorial practices, and tips for nurturing relationships with journal communities.
Photo on the right: The symposium was held at De Balie in Amsterdam on March 31, 2022 (photo credit: Philip Jong Loy)
Presentations delivered by:
(listed in alphabetical order)
Frank van Harmelen, PhD, Professor in Knowledge Representation & Reasoning, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Tobias Kuhn, PhD, Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Data Science
Barend Mons, PhD, Professor of BioSemantics, Leiden University Medical Center
Hodan Mursal, MSc, Data Analyst at IOS Press and LD Connect
Erik Schultes, PhD, FAIR Implementation Lead, GO FAIR Foundation
Key Editors Session
Maurizio Battino, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Università Politecnica delle Marche and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Berry Research and the Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
Pieter Everaers, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of the Statistical Journal of the IAOS
Sudhir Srivastava, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Cancer Biomarkers
More details about the speakers and the presentations can be found on our dedicated website page here, which also includes additional video contributions from editors, friends, and colleagues who could not be with us for the live event in Amsterdam. All video recordings can be viewed via the IOS Press YouTube channel.
Keep checking back as more contributions will be added throughout this celebratory year!
A short photo montage can be seen here.
IOS Press would like to acknowledge the continued support of the talented individuals who comprise its dedicated network of staff, business associates, collaborators, friends, and family. Thank you all!