Welcome to IOS Press Labs!

IOS Press Labs is a virtual meeting place where we can share what’s happening behind the scenes at IOS Press and what we’ve learned with all of our communities: readers, authors, editorial board members, reviewers, librarians, developers, and business partners.

Highlights from our latest blog posts and other features can be found on this page; to view all posts in chronological order, go here.

Latest Posts

26 March 2021 | Carmel McNamara, IOS Press, Amsterdam, NL

IOS Press publishes hundreds of journal articles and book chapters every month. How can we ensure all of this content stands out and is...

18 February 2021 | Astrid Engelen, Publishing Consultant, Amsterdam, NL

After decades of discussion, open access (OA) appears to be the direction of travel within scholarly publishing. Many...


29 January 2021 | Carmel McNamara, IOS Press, Amsterdam, NL

The implementation of guiding principles to make data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) relies on public endorsement...

9 January 2021 | Dominique De Cooman, Dropsolid, Gent, Belgium

Developing a digital experience as a one-size-fits-all model is not the approach that Dropsolid likes to take for its clients. Instead...


Digital Building Blocks for Website Infrastructure

IOS Press has formulated a digital framework that allows new journal websites to be made easily and seamlessly in-house. The priority was to focus on interoperability, flexibility, maintainability, and scalability. Click to discover how we went about this!


Contribute a Blog Post to the Labs Website

The Labs website is open to contributors across the globe. We welcome posts relating to technical projects, publishing developments, software tools, and more. If an idea springs to mind, or you have a story to share that fits into the colorful tapestry of scholarly publishing, please get in touch!

Most Popular Labs Blogs

Addressing the Challenges of Open Access Infrastructure – Panel discussion from Rave Technologies’ publishing conference (by Astrid Engelen, Publishing Consultant)

Agile Working in Digital Publishing – Outline of Dropsolid’s agile approach to developing a digital experience (by Dominique De Cooman, Dropsolid)

Designing a Scalable Infrastructure for Journal Websites – Maximizing the digital experience (by Carmel McNamara, IOS Press)

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