Global independent academic publisher Sage has acquired IOS Press, an independent publisher founded in Amsterdam in 1987 that specializes in health, life, and computer sciences. With this move, Sage acquires nearly 100 journals and a frontlist of 70 plus books each year covering subjects such as neuroscience, medical informatics, cancer research, artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and the semantic web.
The acquisition marks significant growth in Sage’s open access (OA) program with the addition of more than 20 fully OA journals. It also expands core subject areas for Sage, such as psychology and engineering, and marks an investment in new areas such as AI and image processing.
The IOS Press books program includes stand-alone volumes, book series, reference works, and more across the broad spectrum of scientific, technical, and medical subject categories. With a focus on embracing new technology and championing FAIR principles for managing data, IOS Press brings to Sage collaborative partnerships dedicated to driving scientific progress and innovation across the globe.
IOS Press was looking for a long-term publishing home that would allow it to build on 36 years as an academic publisher – operating with an independent spirit that values agility, quality, and accessibility alongside commercial sustainability.
With this acquisition, IOS staff will continue to operate as usual out of their Amsterdam office – offering the same services to authors, editors, and customers, with added support, infrastructure, and reach across the globe from Sage.Click here to read the original press release.