Journals in focus
All IOS Press journals also have a dedicated section on the IOS Press corporate website, accessible to various communities – including authors, editors, peer reviewers, and readers. As journals develop, they grow. It is not only the amount of content that increases, but also the range of offerings to the journal's audience that can expand to include information on clinical trials, webinars, discussion boards, blogs, and more. This necessitates a more expansive and robust web presence to stimulate the community and allow interactivity of content.
One of the key drivers for any new website is the need to create a home for content and features that do not readily fit into a standard journal format. Our initial approach to building new websites was ad hoc, leading to a multitude of sites with no interoperability and that were not scalable. Relying on different vendors and platforms has led to problems with maintenance and sustainability, and most importantly this approach was not scalable.