About IOS Press
Commencing its publishing activities in 1987, IOS Press serves the information needs of scientific and medical communities worldwide. IOS Press now publishes more than 100 international journals and approximately 120 book titles each year on subjects ranging from computer sciences and mathematics to medicine and the natural sciences.
IOS Press offers distinct benefits to academic, government and corporate libraries as well as to readers, authors and editors. These include:
- Entrepreneurial, personalized approach to publishing process
- High visibility and discoverability of published content
- High-quality publications guided by international experts
- Flexible licensing agreements
- Hybrid publishing models (traditional and open access)
- Archiving in perpetuity
Headquartered in Amsterdam with satellite offices in the USA, Germany and China, IOS Press continues its rapid growth, embracing new technologies for the timely dissemination of information. All journals and books are available electronically.
IOS Press and Ohmsha re-established the Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft Aka GmbH in Berlin, Germany, which publishes books and journals in German. The first book appeared in 1997, the first journal in 1998. IOS Press is responsible for the marketing of the English language part of the Aka list.
In 1998 a joint venture between Science Press, Beijing, Ohmsha and IOS Press was established in Beijing, reflecting the ever-increasing importance of scientific research being conducted in China. This company publishes for the Chinese market and does typesetting work in world languages.
As of 1998, IOS Press became the publisher for the NATO Advanced Study Institutes and Partnership subseries publications in the subject disciplines of Life and Behavioural Sciences and Computer & Systems Sciences. In 2005, NATO’s Security through Science Program was launched, resulting in two new book series for IOS Press; Information and Communication and Human and Societal Dynamics.
In October 2005, IOS Press took over the Delft University Press list, a well-established Dutch university publishing house. The complete list of Delft University Press, which was built up by the scientific publishing house of the TU Delft over 30 years, now consists of 900-1000 titles.
1987: IOS Press founded, headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1990: IOS Press, Inc. established in the Washington, DC area
1990: Co-publishing relationship established with Ohmsha. Ltd., Tokyo
1996: IOS Press and Ohmsha re-established the Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft Aka GmbH in Berlin, Germany
1998: Joint venture between Science Press, Beijing, Ohmsha and IOS Press established
1998: IOS Press becomes official publisher for the NATO Advanced Study Institutes and Partnership subseries
2000: Aka merged with Infix, publisher of German-language books in Artificial Intelligence and other areas of Computer Science
2005: Acquisition of Delft University Press
2006: eBook platform launched
2008: Acquisition of Millpress Science Publishers