Welcome to EDP OPEN

We are a not-for-profit publisher belonging to learned societies that have given us the mission to participate in the dissemination of important research work selected by a criterion of quality as a goal of accelerating scientific progress and cross-fertilisation of ideas of the society in general. EDP Open is the Open Access arm of EDP Sciences, a leading scientific publisher created in 1920 and now expanding globally. EDP Open also provides access to free content made available from the EDP Sciences platform.

EDP Open achieves responsible professional publishing of discerning quality content in medical, in natural and applied sciences with free access, to foster knowledge transfer and stimulate further developments and applications.
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EDP Sciences joins the I4OC initiative

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce that it has joined the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC).

The I4OC is a collaboration between scholarly publishers, researchers, and other interested parties, to promote “the availability of data on citations that are structured, separable, and open”. This project promotes the unrestricted availability of citation data by asking publishers to ensure that references within academic articles are made publicly available. This then allows for references to be distributed without restriction through Crossref’s services, and made available to all.

>This project aims to:

  • Create a global public web of linked scholarly citation data which will enhance the discoverability of published content.
  • Build new services over the open citation data, for the benefit of all key stakeholder groups: publishers, researchers, funders, academic institutions, and the general public.
  • Create a public citation graph to explore connections between disciplines and the evolution of ideas and new disciplines.

To read more about the initiative, the founding organizations, participating publishers, and the progress so far, visit the I4OC website.

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"Science belongs to no one – and to everyone" – an editorial by 4open Editor-in-Chief, Professor Björn Brücher

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce the publication of the first article in its new multi- and inter-disciplinary journal, 4open. This article is an editorial, written by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Björn LDM Brücher entitled: “Science Belongs to No One – and to Everyone”.

s newly launched journal, 4open will publish original multi- and inter-disciplinary scientific research and is currently inviting submissions; prospective authors are invited to read the Instructions for Authors page to find out more.

The Editors wish to launch the journal with an appraisal of the current scientific publishing environment, presenting and evaluating the challenges facing researchers today, in the hope that it will reinforce the values of scientific rigor that they wish to instil into all future published research.

To read the editorial, click here.

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EDP Sciences to launch Open Access journal Surgery and Medical Technologies

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.

Discover all covered topics here.

More information on new publication by EDP Sciences here (PDF).

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