History

Origins

EDP Sciences was established in 1920 by a prestigious academic community of French learned societies seeking to inspire, innovate and inform others by sharing their knowledge. Members of this community included eminent scientists like Marie Curie, Paul Langevin and Louis de Broglie.

Marie Curie was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity and won two Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry. Paul Langevin was a French physicist who gave his name to Langevin dynamics and the Langevin equation, while Louis de Broglie gained worldwide acclaim for his ground-breaking work on quantum theory.

Since November 2019, EDP Sciences is owned by Science Press which is itself majority-owned by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). CAS is a prestigious learned society and the world’s largest research organisation. EDP Sciences has always been, and continues to be, the publishing partner of scientific communities throughout the world.

Timeline

1920
Founded under the name La Société du Journal de Physique et Le Radium to resume publishing Journal de Physique (originally established in 1872) following its merger with the journal Le Radium (originally established in 1904).
1980s
Expanded publishing programme to include astrophysics and started publishing books including Monographies de Physique.
1997
Began publishing in other scientific disciplines beyond physics and astrophysics.
1998
Changed name from Les Éditions de Physique to EDP Sciences (Édition Diffusion Presse Sciences).
2019
EDP Sciences became part of the world’s largest research organisation and a prestigious learned society, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), through its sale to Chinese Science Publishing & Media Ltd. as part of its Science Press division.
2020
EDP Sciences celebrated 100 years of publishing.

Among the founders were the Société Française de Physique (French Physics Society) and several renowned scientists and industrialists including:

Louis de Broglie

Louis de Broglie

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1929

Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911

Paul Langevin

Paul Langevin

Louis Lumière

Louis Lumière

Jean Perrin

Jean Perrin

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1926

Antoine Béclère

Present day

Today, EDP Sciences publishes high-quality scientific journals, conferences proceeding, books and magazines in a broad range of scientific, technical and medical disciplines. Subject areas include:

  • Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Humanities

Journals:
Several journals are published in partnership with learned societies. Many of our journals are either fully open access or offer an open access option and all offer an online version for ease of use. We also offer digital archives containing many articles by world-famous scientists.

Books:
EDP Sciences publishes monographs at Masters' level or higher, undergraduate teaching texts, professional works and popular science books. Every year, our catalogue increases by up to 80 new books or reference works. EDP Sciences also offers EDP Open Books - a comprehensive open access publishing solution.

Conference proceedings:
Web of Conferences is an open access platform devoted to the publication of scientific conference proceedings. Web of Conferences offers high quality, flexible services to conference organizers for the publication and dissemination of proceedings across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines.

Masterclasses:
EDP Sciences also organises Masterclasses in partnership with prestigious institutions to enable early career researchers and PhD students to understand more fully the scholarly publishing landscape.

Supporting the community:
We are proud to support initiatives providing access to scientific publishing and information and educational activities in order to share science around the world.



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Organisation & Governance

Management Team

Agnès Henri

Managing Director

Agnès Henri

France Citrini

Associate Publishing Director

France Citrini

Dominique Honoré

Production Director

Dominique Honoré

Anne Simoneau

Director of Business Development

Anne Simoneau

Charlotte Van Rooyen

Director of Marketing and Communications

Charlotte Van Rooyen

Jérôme Lepage

Chief Information Officer

Jérôme Lepage

Stéphane Rospars

Chief Financial Officer

Stéphane Rospars

Editorial Team

Please contact us to submit a project (first.lastname@edpsciences.org).

Agnès Henri

Publishing Director

Agnès Henri, PhD

France Citrini

Associate Publishing Director

France Citrini, PhD

Ariana Fuga

Senior Editor
Journals & Books /
Editorial Development Manager - China

Ariana Fuga, PhD

Xilin Huang

Editor Journals & Books

Xilin Huang

Isabelle Auffret-Babak

Senior Editor
Journals

Isabelle Auffret-Babak

Anne Ruimy

Senior Editor
Journals

Anne Ruimy, PhD

Yuqing Lin

Editor
Journals

Yuqing Lin, PhD

Yuanyuan Liu

Editor
Journals

Yuanyuan Liu, PhD

Business Development Team

Anne Simoneau

Director of Business Development

Anne Simoneau

Nathalie Clément

Sales Manager

Nathalie Clément

Solange Guéhot

Editor
Conference Proceedings

Solange Guéhot

Élise Chatelain

Books Sales & Marketing Manager

Élise Chatelain

Bernadette Dufour

Business Development Manager, Advertising

Bernadette Dufour

Annie Keller

Advertising Sales Manager

Annie Keller

Marketing Team

Charlotte Van Rooyen

Director of Marketing and Communications

Charlotte Van Rooyen

Élise Chatelain

Books Sales & Marketing Manager

Élise Chatelain

Maria Campbell

Marketing and Communications Manager

Maria Campbell

Yang Liu

China Marketing Manager

Yang Liu

Eliza Sargsyan

Marketing and Communications Assistant

Eliza Sargsyan

Adrien Poyrault

Books Sales and Marketing Assistant

Adrien Poyrault

To contact individual members of our team, use the email format: first.lastname@edpsciences.org

Publishing Platform & Technical Innovation

EDP Sciences platform Vision4press

EDP Sciences has developed a powerful web-based publishing platform Vision4Press for the dissemination of both scientific journal content and other scientific content in XML, HTML, PDF and ePub formats.

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