About Labs


Illuminating Innovation | Accelerating Research

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.

Take a peek at what we’re thinking and doing!

This website is a place where we can explore possibilities with you. From our latest technological advancements that impact knowledge sharing, innovative content developments, and intelligent tools to our participation in pioneering scholarly information industry initiatives and our insights into trends in the publishing ecosystem.

Find out more about IOS Press here.





Valerie can den Berg

Valerie Nicole van den Berg  Community management coordinator at IOS Press, Amsterdam, NL
Latest blog:
Communicating Who We Really Are


Cristina Bucur, IOS Press Labs contributor

Cristina Bucur Researcher in semantic web and artificial intelligence at VU University Amsterdam, NL
Latest blog:
A New Approach to Scientific Publishing using Semantic Web Technologies


Dominique De Cooman

Dominique De Cooman – CEO and co-founder of Dropsolid in Gent, Belgium
Latest blog:
Agile Working in Digital Publishing


Stephanie Delbecque
Stephanie Delbecque
  Digital product manager at IOS Press, Amsterdam, NL
Latest blog:
Visual Identity: The Story Behind the New IOS Press Logo


Astrid Engelen, Publishing Consultant, Amsterdam, NL

Astrid Engelen  Publishing consultant based in Amsterdam, NL
Latest blog:
Addressing the Challenges of Open Access Infrastructure


Eeva Furman

Eeva Furman  Professor at the Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Latest blog:
Towards Sustainability: Making Systems Transformations to Realize Agenda 2030


Carmel McNamara, IOS Press Labs contributor

Carmel McNamara  Marketing and communications manager at IOS Press, Amsterdam, NL
Latest blogs:
COP26: Online Exhibition Showcases Books on Climate Change
Partnership with Pistoia Alliance Opens Up Knowledge Sharing Opportunities
Setting Targets for Working Sustainably and Inclusively
Welcome to Labs – A Space for Conversation
Knowledge Graphs: Making Our Structured Data Stand Out
Creating a GO FAIR Implementation Network for Academic Publishers
The First Year of Publishing in a Pandemic
Supporting Authors Disseminate Research Through Preprint Publication
Towards FAIR Principles for Research Software
Designing a Scalable Infrastructure for Journal Websites


Gabriela Ricci headshot

Gabriela Ricci  Publications manager at IOS Press, Amsterdam, NL
Latest blog:
Working Together for Research Integrity

Calling Blog Contributors

Want to contribute? Find out how!
If you are familiar with the technical projects of IOS Press or software developments for scholarly publishing in general and are interested to contribute an article to this site, please get in touch!

  • If you have an idea to write about technical innovations for scholarly publishing and wish to write a post on a topic close to your heart, we would love to hear from you.
  • If you have your own blog on topics that you feel would be relevant and wish to share your content, we can re-post here if you get in touch and let us know.
  • If you are a researcher and are open to doing a Q&A with us, please get in touch and we'll send over some questions.

All authors of blog posts will be cited in the published item and a short profile can be included at the end of your piece, if provided.


Guidance on Blogs

Contributions from individuals with wisdom to share on hot topics in scholarly publishing are welcomed. We strongly encourage those interested to reach out prior to drafting the post:

  • Blog posts must cover a topic important to scholarly publishing, technical developments, or a related topic.
  • Blog posts will be reviewed by the site editor(s), along with external experts as appropriate.
  • Blog posts should be factually and scientifically sourced and accurate. As appropriate, please provide reference citations with links.
  • References are not always necessary in blog posts, though if they required, then it is recommended no more than 10 can be cited.
  • Blog posts may not be defamatory.
  • IOS Press reserves the right to edit for grammar, length, clarity, and editorial style. Authors will be advised of edits prior to publication.
  • The suggested length for posts is 300 to 1500 words.
  • Authors retain copyright on their content and may reproduce it elsewhere. IOS Press retains the right to use the content on promotional materials for the journal. We encourage authors to share the website link when promoting the article. The post can be cited according to the following style: 
    • Author. “Article Title” (<add publication date, month, year>). Link: <add URL> (last accessed: <add date>).

Next step:
Anyone interested to contribute to the Blog section can get in touch by email with your ideas and any questions. We ask you to follow style sheet (see here) before starting to write your article for your submission and we will issue a few further instructions once a blog post is commissioned. We looking forward to hearing from you!



The team at IOS Press responsible for the Labs website include:

Technical lead: Stephanie Delbecque
Marketing support: Eileen Leahy
Senior editor and marketeer: Carmel McNamara
Website development: Dropsolid



Homepage lightbulbs visual, credit: Wilhelm Gunkel 


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