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IOP starts article evolution project

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IOP Publishing (IOP) has started its article evolution programme. This new project is designed to improve the online delivery of research articles, which IOP says should enable readers to interact with research in new ways.

The first online release from the project provides an enhanced HTML view for all new published articles in Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical and Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter.

The enhanced view is said to improve the appearance of an article and increase the potential ways the reader can interact with research online, such as the ability to zoom in and out of images, making it easier to look at complex details and structures and export them into presentations. Video abstracts are now embedded within the enhanced HTML article and the option to view mathematics using MathJax technology has also been made available for the first time on IOPscience.

In order to make these changes possible IOP has invested in MarkLogic technology. This is expected to enable future developments and responses to customer feedback to be rolled out quickly, making it easier for IOP to respond to customer feedback on the article evolution project.

All other IOP-owned and selected partner journals will adopt the new enhanced article view and features for their 2012 volumes.