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EDP Sciences to launch Open Access journal Surgery and Medical Technologies

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Surgery and Medical Technologies, an open access journal dedicated to publishing high-quality papers that describe original research and innovation in all areas of medical technologies in relation to surgery. The journal will use EDP’s Liberty APC model for article processing charges, where authors can choose their own fair price to publish a paper in open access including an amount of 0€.

Surgery and Medical Technologies will publish research and technology papers reporting on innovation for surgical devices, including surgical instrumentation, innovative biomaterials, tissue engineered devices, and imaging techniques and software used for surgery planning or surgical navigation, and surgical robotic devices. These texts provide the engineering approach as well as clinical implications. Additionally, the journal will also publish review articles and papers dealing with issues such as methodologies for evaluation and quality assessment, ethics, education, safety and clinical outcome, cost and health policy, and broader issues related to impact that surgery and medical technologies have on patient and society.

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EDP Sciences now publishing Regenerative Medicine Research

EDP Sciences has announced that it is now publishing the fully Open Access journal, Regenerative Medicine Research. EDP officially took over publication of the journal during spring 2016. The first issue published by EDP Sciences will be opened in the second semester of 2016, publishing the articles newly submitted and accepted since the journal transfer.

Regenerative Medicine Research is a peer reviewed international open access journal that publishes research relating to both the fundamental and practical aspects of regenerative medicine, with a particular emphasis on translational research. It will use EDP’s Liberty APC model for article processing charges, where authors can choose their own fair price to publish a paper in Open Access including an amount of 0€.

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EDP Sciences reinforces its support of Open Access publishing with the launch of Liberty APCs

EDP Sciences presents a new model where the author chooses their own fair price to publish an article in Open Access (OA).

The Liberty APC model means that authors can choose from a number of options, the level of article processing charge (APC) they will pay to publish their article - including an amount of 0€ in 2016. It is expected that they will investigate all options for funding, for example from their funding body, their institution or their organization, but ultimately it will be their decision how much they feel is a fair price to pay.

Liberty APC is a useful model for journals at launch stage and for the first years of publication. It provides a useful gauge of a journal’s value before it is indexed, as all authors who have a requirement to publishing Open Access can publish in a journal relevant to their research regardless of access to funding.

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EDP Sciences initiate “Pay What You Want” for article processing charges of Open Access Journal

EDP Sciences are one of the first publishers to initiate the “Pay What You Want” (PWYW) model for article processing charges (APCs) of Open Access Journals, where authors choose to pay their own fair price to publish their research.

SICOT-J, and a multidisciplinary journal covering the fields of surgery and engineering (to be announced and launched at the beginning of 2016) will use this model for APC payments from 1 January 2016. We will also introduce PWYW for other journals during the year.

All articles will still undergo rigorous peer-review, and receive the same exposure as any other article published by EDP Sciences, and importantly will be compliant with the mandates of agencies funding research and open access publication.

4th Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers 2016

EDP Sciences and Astronomy & Astrophysics are glad to announce the "4th Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers", which will be held in Puerto Varas, Chile, from 19th to 22th April, 2016.

The direct purpose of organizing an “Astronomy and Astrophysics School” is to teach beginning PhD Students how to express their scientific results through correct and efficient science writing. In other words, how to write scientific papers for different forums (journals, proceedings, thesis manuscripts, etc.)

For further information, we invite you to visit our website and to like our Facebook page "Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers".

Patricio Rojo
Director of the school

Altmetric data now available in all Parasite papers!

EDP Sciences has recently announced the addition of Altmetric data for Parasite.

Altmetric data gives users a more complete picture of how people are engaging with scholarly literature by tracking a variety of sources, including news, social media, bookmarking and peer-review forums, to provide data on the online activity surrounding each research article.

Readers can click on the Altmetric badge to view the original mention and explore the news stories, tweets, blogs and more for themselves.

This data is important to both authors and readers, helping them understand the wider dissemination of research, and allows them to engage in online conversations they may not have been aware of.

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EDP Open and the French Nuclear Energy Society announce a new fully Open Access Journal EPJ N Nuclear Sciences & Technologies

EDP Open, the Open Access imprint from EDP Sciences, is delighted to announce the launch of a fully Open Access Journal EPJ N Nuclear Sciences & Technologies which is edited in partnership with the French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN). EPJ N will be a fully open access peer reviewed journal and will publish technical papers, technical notes, critical reviews, selected papers from workshop and congress proceedings, computer code abstracts, and letters to the editor in all areas of the peaceful use of nuclear energy, as well as on applications of nuclear particles and radiation. EPJ N is a part of The European Physical Journal (EPJ) which is a series of peer-reviewed journals covering the whole spectrum of physics and related interdisciplinary subjects.

To discover more including how to submit your paper visit: www.epj-n.org

SWSC second Impact Factor: 2.558

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Impact Factor, from Thomson Reuteurs, for the Open Access journal SWSC. It shows slight growth with a 2014 Impact Factor of 2.558 and an Immediacy Index, based on articles published in SWSC in 2014 and cited in 2014 of 0.857 (2013: 0.600).

This title received last year its first Impact Factor, and once again this year, it shows how the editorial team did the best by selecting and communicating the most important and valuable scientific information to the broadest possible audience. The 2014 Impact Factors reflect SWSC's success at doing this, and the exceptional authors and referees that they are privileged to work with.

SICOT-J has now published its first articles

The first articles of the new open access journal SICOT-J are now available. The papers which are all free to access span a wide range of research in orthopaedics surgery and traumatology.

The first edition of the journal includes articles from researchers in the UK, Canada, France and Japan.

Avoidance of external fixation pin induced rotational stiffness in the forearm; a cadaver study of soft tissue displacement relative to the varying position of radius and ulna fixation Pavel Nikolaevich Kulesh, Matt D.A. Fletcher and Leonid N. Solomin
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/sicotj/2015005

Anatomic variation of palmaris longus and flexor digitorum superficialis of little finger in Indian population Aakash Mugalur, Sunil M Shahane, Ashwin Samant, Aditya C Pathak, Atul Patil And Rajeev Reddy
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/sicotj/2015006

Rib Cartilage Grafting in Upper Limb Surgery: An Overview Laurent Obert, François Loisel, Florelle Gindraux, Yves Tropet and Daniel Lepag
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/sicotj/2015003

Odontoid Process Fractures: The Role of the Ligaments in Maintaining Stability. A biomechanical, cadaveric study Oliver Richard Boughton, Jason Bernard and Matthew Szarko
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/sicotj/2015011

Effects of sex differences on scapular motion during arm elevation Takashi Nagamatsu, Yoshihiro Kai, Masafumi Gotoh, Kazuya Madokoro and Naoto Shiba
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/sicotj/2015004

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Leading physics journal EPJ issues findings from working group on peer review

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EDP Sciences have today released information on the findings and recommendations of a working group into the peer review process. The meeting involved a committee of experts linked to the European Physical Journal (EPJ) including Editors-in-Chief, Associate-Editors, members of the Steering Committee and researchers involved in Scientific and Technical Information. EPJ itself, represents 25 European Physical Societies through its Scientific Advisory Committee.

The aim of the workshop held in Paris in May was to consider whether peer review is adapting to present day demands and constraints, and to consider and make recommendations to EPJ and their partners regarding new practices and improvements that could be made to their procedures.

For more information about this release, please contact Solange Guéhot, Editorial Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Transition of Médecine Buccale Chirurgie Buccale to full Open Access

EDP Sciences and the French Society of Oral Surgery (SFCO) have announced the transition of Médecine Buccale Chirurgie Buccale from a subscription based journal to full Open Access starting with the first published issue of 2015. All future volumes and issues of the journal will be Open Access under a Creative Commons license 4.0.

This transition is driven by the ongoing movement for scientific literature to be Open Access for scientists, policy makers and the general public interested in research, and especially by the growing demands from funding agencies to ensure free access to research they have funded.

Simultaneously, access is given to the complete archives of the journal published with EDP Sciences, back to Volume 7, Issue 1. For members of SFCO, the printed version of the journal will continue to be published.

Please visite MBCB website: www.mbcb-journal.org/

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EDP Sciences signed an agreement to preserve Journals with Portico

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Portico to provide a permanent archive of the e-content for many of their key journals. Through this agreement, institutions participating in Portico’s E-Journal Preservation Service will be assured continued access to EDP Sciences content for generations of their scholars in the future.

Current data will be sent to Portico as soon as the e-journal is published, and a full list of the journals committed to the Portico archive is available at http://www.portico.org/digital-preservation/who-participates-in-portico/participating-publishers/edp.

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EDP Sciences at the IAU XXIX General Assembly

We are proud to announce that EDP Sciences and Astronomy & Astrophysics are Gold sponsors of the IAU XXIX General Assembly in Honolulu, Hawaii – August 3-14 2015.

We will be attending this meeting to showcase Astronomy & Astrophysics one of the leading journals in the field and hope to see you there. A hui hou*!

* Until we meet again

Again this year, EDP Sciences will be present at E-MRS Spring Meeting, in Lille (France) from May 11th to 15th, 2015, stand #95

The E-MRS Spring Meeting is one of the most important events in Europe with over 100 international exhibitors, 33 topical symposia and 3,000 attendees this year. The programme highlight the latest advances in international materials research and key novel applications.

EDP Sciences will be present at this meeting, stand #95, to present its Materials Sciences and Engineering journals, books and proceedings.

For more information: E-MRS Spring Meeting 2015.

EDP Sciences at UKSG 2015

EDP Sciences will be attending the UKSG 38th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow, 30 March-1 April 2015.

Anne Simoneau (Director of Sales and Marketing) and Nathalie Clément (Subscriptions services Manager), will be present, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment to discuss EDP Sciences publications and the services we can provide for our partners.

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Proceedings from CEA conferences

Web of Conferences has great pleasure to welcome to its platform the Proceedings from CEA conferences. This new website gathers the proceedings of conferences organized by CEA researchers and published by EDP Sciences via Web of Conferences.

CEA, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, is a prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.

SICOT-J, a new open access journal in orthopaedics and traumatology

EDP Sciences are delighted to announce the launch of SICOT-J, to be published on behalf of the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT). SICOT-J will be a fully open access peer reviewed journal covering a broad range of research study types in the entire field of orthopaedics and traumatology. To learn more, or to submit your article visit www.sicot-j.org.

EDP Open at Frankfut Book Fair

On the second day of the Frankfurt Book Fair, EDP Open, the Open Access publishing arm of EDP Sciences, has released the results of a survey to appraise attitudes toward Open Access amongst learned society publishers. The survey was answered by 33 learned societies and the results were further supplemented by a focus group held at the annual UKSG meeting in April 2014. This presentation was focused on the main results of this survey.

“Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 - Day 2 highlights - 09 Oct 2014” - Scope – Knowledgespeak: STM Industry Daily News Alert

SWSC receives First Impact Factor

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce that Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC) has received its first impact factor of 2.519 according to the 2013 Journal Citation Report, published by Thomson Reuters.

“This Impact Factor is not an achievement. It is a picture in a long process. But it gives us a good idea of our place in the frame: a good one…,” said Jean Litensten, SWSC Editor in Chief. “This is of course firstly due to the great work by all the Associate Editors and the Editorial Office, we are very proud to belong to a team with so many skills and so much enthusiasm, able to construct something as beautiful as a scientific journal."

Thomson-Reuters also publishes an Immediacy Index of 0.600 (citations of SWSC articles published in 2013).

Launched in 2010, The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (SWSC) is an international multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open access, with an author pays model. SWSC publishes papers on all aspects of space weather and space climate from a broad range of scientific and technical fields.

First articles published in new fully Open Access Journals from EDP Open

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Paris, France, July 17th 2014 – EDP Open the new Open Access imprint from EDP Sciences has announced the publication of the first articles in their newly launched fully Gold Open Access Journals Manufacturing Review and EPJ Applied Metamaterials.

Manufacturing Review is a forum for presenting the latest advances, developments and applications of manufacturing engineering, technology and applied sciences; and EPJ Applied Metamaterials is a platform for multidisciplinary researchers to exchange information on metamaterials with a focus on high impact engineering applications. The first articles are now freely available to read online.

« At EDP we have a commitment to Open Access, supporting our society partners and developing our publishing programme in this arena », said Jean-Marc Quilbé President of EDP Sciences. « Our recent white paper on Learned Society attitudes to Open Access has generated considerable interest, and alongside our other Open Access activities such as launching new OA journals we can see our impact in the Open Access landscape is growing ».

As well as fully open access journals, EDP Open provides free and open access to more than 80,000 scientific articles from across all EDP Sciences’ journals and also hundreds of conference proceedings.

About EDP Sciences and EDP Open

EDP Sciences is a not-for-profit publisher, established in 1920, belonging to learned societies with a mission to participate in the dissemination of important research that accelerates scientific progress and cross-fertilisation of ideas of the society in general. EDP Open is the Open Access arm of EDP Sciences. EDP Sciences is located in Paris and London and publishes over 55 scientific journals in the physical sciences, mathematics, life and environmental sciences, energy, materials and engineering, health and biomedical sciences. It also publishes 20 professional magazines, conference proceedings and books.

MATEC Web of Conferences now indexed in Scopus

MATEC Web of Conferences is now indexed in Scopus, the world's largest abstract and cition database of research literature. Scopus covers more than 21,500 titles from over 5,000 international publishers, in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences.

SNA&MC 2013

Web of Conferences is pleased to welcome to its platform SNA&MC 2013, the “Joint International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications + Monte Carlo”, held in Paris from 27 to 31 October 2013.

The ambition of SNA&MC 2013 is to review recent breakthroughs in High Performance Computing (HPC) and in Monte Carlo, as well as in the usage made of them in the very varied fields of nuclear applications.

SF2M proceedings series

Web of Conferences has great pleasure to welcome the SF2M proceedings series.

SF2M, the French Society for Metallurgy and Materials, gathers around 1000 members (from university and industry) and 6 societies (industrial groups or federations). It is a meeting point, for exchanging and working together for all members of a scientific and professional, French and international community in the field of "metallurgy and materials".

ITM Web of Conferences, open access conference proceedings in Informatics and Mathematics

Web of Conferences and EDP Sciences are pleased to announce the launch of ITM Web of Conferences, an open access journal dedicated to the publication of conference proceedings in all areas related to informatics and mathematics.

ITM Web of Conferences aims to make conference proceedings visible, citable and widely usable by the scientific community. It offers outstanding services for the publication and dissemination of the contents in order to ensure long-term archiving and maximum exposure of the scientific events.

Coverage includes the whole spectrum of pure and applied mathematics, as well as all domains related to informatics such as programming, operating systems, databases, software engineering, web technologies, human-computer interaction, etc.

With ITM Web of Conferences, EDP Sciences expands its services for the publication of conference proceedings, and offers conference organizers with a selection of open access journals covering a large spectrum of scientific fields. These journals aim to increase the visibility and enhance the profile of the scientific events, as well as to highlight the work of the authors.

New website for Web of Conferences

Web of Conferences is pleased to present its new website. More modern, more ergonomic and more complete, this new platform has been designed for an easy and fast access to all contents.

You will find your usual tools, enriched and improved in terms of technology and navigation: announcements of upcoming scientific events, free access to conference proceedings, news, list of collections, link to open access journals… You will also discover new contents designed for easier access to all relevant information to different audiences.

Web of Conferences is a major player in the publishing of scientific conference proceedings. This new interface is designed to make our offer clearer, and to highlight the quality of our services and the high-level of expertise.

E3S Web of Conferences - open access proceedings in Environment, Energy and Earth Sciences

EDP Sciences and Web of Conferences are pleased to announce the launch of E3S Web of Conferences, an open-access journal dedicated to the publication of conference proceedings in all areas related to Environment, Energy and Earth Sciences. This journal offers versatile and highly flexible solutions, which aim to make conference proceedings widely usable by the scientific community. Maximum speed of publication and visibility are combined with a maximum of flexibility regarding formats.

For further information, have a look at the website of E3S Web of Conferences

MATEC Web of Conferences - open access proceedings in Materials science, Engineering and Chemistry

MATEC Web of Conferences is a new open access publishing service for organizers of conferences in the areas related to materials science, engineering and chemistry. The journal offers versatile and highly flexible solutions, which aim to make conference proceedings highly visible and widely usable by the scientific community.

For further information have a look at the website of MATEC Web of Conferences.

SHS Web of Conferences – open access proceedings in social and human sciences

Web of Conferences and EDP Sciences launched SHS Web of Conferences, an open-access publishing service dedicated to the publication of conference proceedings in all areas of social and human sciences. Maximum speed of publication and visibility are combined with a maximum of flexibility regarding formats.

For further information have a look at the website of SHS Web of Conferences.