4open is pleased to support the initiative outlined in ASAPbio’s open letter to help improve transparency within peer review. Open peer review is one of the four key pillars upon which 4open is built, as the Journal believes it encourages a more holistic view of a published piece of work, allowing for more thorough critical evaluation.
4open continues its publication of multi- and inter-disciplinary science with its first article in biology. The article – “Visual gene network analysis of aging-specific gene co-expression in human indicates overlaps with immuno-pathological regulations” by Bibhu Parida et al, is free to access on the 4open website
4open has published its first article in the field of physics. The article – “Various damage mechanisms in carbon and silicon materials under femtosecond x-ray irradiation” by Nikita Medvedev et al, is free to read on the 4open website.
The article presents research results on damage mechanisms in materials irradiated with fem-tosecond free-electron-laser (FEL) pulses.
4open is currently encouraging submissions in the multi- and inter-disciplinary fields of natural sciences, medicine and technology, including material sciences and engineering.
Visit the 4open website to read the instructions for authors and submit your article.
Paris, 26th June 2018: EDP Sciences reports another robust performance in the 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) published by Clarivate Analytics, 2018.
Over half of the 21 EDP Sciences journals indexed show an increase in their Impact Factor, with 47% increasing by over 10%.
Journal highlights include:
- Astronomy & Astrophysics increases its Impact Factor by 11% to 5.565, having continued to climb for the past three years. The journal remains in the top 10 in the Astronomy and Astrophysics category, and a leading source of original research, rated 10th out of 66 journals in the discipline.
- Parasite maintains a strong Impact Factor of 2.069. The journal is ranked 18th out of 37 journals in the Parasitology category.
- International Journal of Limnology and Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems both maintained a 5-year Impact Factor of above 1 (1.228 and 1.820 respectively). Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems saw an Impact Factor increase of 25% when compared with last year.
“EDP Sciences is delighted to see the impact that our journals continue to make in the respective disciplines. Titles are growing and being cited consistently, with a cumulative increase in Impact Factor of 5% in the past year” remarked Agnès Henri, Managing Director at EDP Sciences. “EDP Sciences will continue to promote scientific excellence, supported by the hard work of the editorial teams and the contributing authors, who ensure the performance of our journals every year.
About EDP Sciences
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 Sciences is located in Paris, London, and Shenzen 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 (www.webofconferences.org) and books.
After a scene-setting editorial, and invited commentary on the Open Access and Open Science landscape, 4open has published a letter appraising current aspects of focus in cancer research.
Read “Pragmatic cancer approach – time to change?” by Mesut Tez on the 4open website.
4open is also featured in the latest issue of European Biotechnology, where Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Björn Brücher comments that “4open is a journal both for established teams and young researchers” and seeks “excellence in science.
4open is currently inviting submissions in the multi- and inter-disciplinary fields of natural sciences, technology, and medicine, including material sciences and engineering.
Visit the 4open website to read the instructions for authors and submit your article.Le site de l'IUT
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.
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”.
This 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.
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).
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€.
Discover all covered topics here.
More information on new publication by EDP Sciences here.
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 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.
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.)
Director of the school
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.
See http://www.altmetric.com for more information.
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
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.
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
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
Rib Cartilage Grafting in Upper Limb Surgery: An Overview
Laurent Obert, François Loisel, Florelle Gindraux, Yves Tropet and Daniel Lepag
Odontoid Process Fractures: The Role of the Ligaments in Maintaining Stability. A biomechanical, cadaveric study
Oliver Richard Boughton, Jason Bernard and Matthew Szarko
Effects of sex differences on scapular motion during arm elevation
Takashi Nagamatsu, Yoshihiro Kai, Masafumi Gotoh, Kazuya Madokoro and Naoto Shiba
Click here for more information on those articles.
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.
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 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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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
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 will be attending the UKSG 38th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow, 30 March-1 April 2015.
Come and see us!
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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, 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".
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.
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.
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 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.
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.