IM Publications Open (IMP Open) is a family business run by Ian and Katie Michael.

Ian comes from a publishing family and has worked in scientific publishing since the early 1980s. He has always believed in the importance of ensuring authors receive the best possible service and that the publications he is involved with are produced to a high standard. In 1990, he started Ian Michael Publications (later IM Publications) which grew to publish a number of periodicals as well as numerous books. In 2016, the subscription periodicals were sold to SAGE Publishing, as the business decided to focus on Open access/free-to-read periodicals and maintaining their book collection. In 2017, IM Publications Open was formed to run this area. IM Publications Open will be adding further free-to read periodicals and digital books to their list.

IM Publications also co-publish Spectroscopy Europe and Spectroscopy Asia controlled-circulation magazines with John Wiley's & Sons. They are dedicated to all areas of Spectroscopy publishing a wide range of articles on the latest developments, interesting and important applications, new techniques and the latest development in the field.

When not in front of his PC, Ian can be found on the River Rother enjoying his love of fly fishing or in Chichester Harbour sailing his Devon Yawl.

Katie has great experience in supporting our customers having managed the subscriptions department for 25 years. She is a keen cyclist and runner, and has recently fallen under the spell of Yoga. Namaste.