Amsterdam, NL – IOS Press, publisher of scientific, technical and medical books and journals, celebrates its 30th anniversary this week. Friends and colleagues came together on April 4 for a mini-symposium in Amsterdam venue De Balie to commemorate this special event. The rest of the week was filled with social events and meetings with IOS Press’ collaborators.
From left to right: Aaron Sorensen, scientometrics expert; George Perry, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease; and Einar Fredriksson, PhD, founder and director of IOS Press (photo credit: Edwin de Kemp)
Einar Fredriksson, PhD, founder and director: “IOS Press is based on an academic publishing tradition commenced by learned societies and continued into the 20th century by specialized book-sellers and private sector publishers. With the arrival of computer networks and the Web in conjunction with a rapid growth of research and number of publications, and an increased interest among public sector institutions and funding agencies, our working environment is constantly changing. I see as our company’s main mission to develop authors and their careers. We are humble about what we have achieved so far, but not about the objectives we try to achieve in this changing environment.”
The mini-symposium was held at De Balie in Amsterdam (photo credit: Edwin de Kemp)
The mini-symposium presented a snapshot of some of IOS Press’ current activities with excellent presentations by heavyweights in life sciences, as well as artificial intelligence and data science. Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease professor George Perry gave an overview of how his journal has grown over the last decade and is now the vehicle of choice for publishing novel ideas in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research. In the session covering artificial intelligence and data science, professor Frank van Harmelen, a long-time associate of IOS Press, kicked off the talks and gave a thought-provoking presentation on the end of the article as we know it.
Life Sciences session moderated by Arnoud de Kemp, CEO AKA Verlag