Become an EDP Sciences journal author
EDP Sciences publishes more than 70 peer-reviewed journals in STM. We are committed to providing the very best service to our authors to ensure the publication of your research is as seamless as possible.
By becoming an author in our journals, EDP Sciences can offer you:
- Dedicated support to help you throughout the publication process
- An efficient and rapid peer-review and production process to ensure your research is published as quickly as possible
- Your production editor will work with you to ensure precision and accuracy in both print and online formats
- Publication on the EDP Sciences web site to ensure your article can be discovered, read and cited by a global audience
- A number of open access options to ensure you comply with institutional or funding mandates
- Options in many journals to publish multimedia content such as video
- A global marketing team to support dissemination of your research
Choose your journal
Selecting the right journal to submit your article to is the first step in the submission process. Visit the journal list to select the right journal for your article. Read through the aims and scope of each journal, these can be found on the journals’ homepages, to ensure your research is in line with the journal scope. You will also find information on the journal’s peer review process, where the journal is indexed and the editorial board on each journal homepage.
How do I prepare my journal article?
Articles submitted to EDP Sciences journals must align with the journal’s aims and scopes and be correctly prepared. Authors must also consider the following:
- The article must be original and not submitted or already published elsewhere.
- The list of authors should represent the authors’ contributions to the paper.
- The information contained in the article should reflect and fit with the ethical requirements and policies adopted by the journal.
Plagiarism is common in academic research and authors can sometimes submit "plagiarised" articles without realising it. Many universities provide information on how to avoid plagiarism in academic writing, please check these resources before submitting your article to avoid submitting a plagiarised article.
Does my article fit the instructions given for authors?
Each journal has different mandatory elements that authors must comply with. The mandatory elements of a submitted article are normally requested by organisations such as the CSE, COPE, DOAJ, ICMJE, however they could also be set by the Editor-in-Chief, peer reviewers or the publisher.
For further instructions for each journal, please visit the journal homepage. You must ensure your submitted article complies with these requirements, as a failure to do so will result in your article being rejected.
The publication process
After the submission of the manuscript via an article submission and peer reviewing website, or in some cases by email, the article undergoes peer reviewing by independent peer reviewers. Depending on the reviewers' recommendations and the Editor-in-Chief's decisions, authors will either be informed that the article has been accepted, rejected or requires modifications prior to the article being accepted for publication in the journal.
EDP Sciences Language Editing Services
EDP Sciences is delighted to offer English Editing services in partnership with Enago, one of the world’s leading academic editing service providers, with expertise in Scientific manuscripts. Authors submitting their manuscripts to Journals of EDP Sciences can now polish their research writing by using Enago’s efficient and high-quality English editing services at discounted rates, and ensure the language quality of their manuscript is of the highest standard.
To know more, please visit www.enago.com/edpsciences
Once accepted by the journal, the article is prepared for publication by the expert production team at EDP Sciences. During this process, the author receives the proofs for approval and signs the copyright transfer, or the license to publish in the case of an open access publication.
The next step is the online publication of the article. As soon as the article is published online, it is citable through its DOI, whether or not it is included in an issue or published in the eFirst section of a journal.
Information about publication charges can be found here.
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EDP Sciences author name change policy
In accordance with the principles informing the Committee on Publication Ethics’ working group, EDP Sciences is committed to supporting and respecting the rights and identities of authors, in particular to support author name changes to ensure anonymity for transgender and other authors with a need for privacy. We therefore support two routes to changing an author name on published papers.
- 1. For authors requiring anonymity
On request from the author, we will update author names directly on their published papers and re-publish them on our platform with no correction notice. We will then make arrangements to update the article metadata in indexation databases. We will not notify co-authors, and make no requirement for proof or supporting documentation.
- 2. For authors not requiring anonymity
It is of course the authors choice if they do or do not require a formal correction. For those authors without need for anonymity, our historic policy will remain in place whereby after agreement with the author, we will contact the co-authors to inform them of the change and when the author’s name is changed, a correction note is published.
- Changes also covered by this policy include pronouns, author photographs and email addresses.
- Unfortunately, at this time, due to the great complexity of the citation network, citations for papers in which a name change has been made cannot be updated.
- To enable co-authors to cite papers accurately in the future, our recommendation is to inform them of the name change to the article. However, for authors who request anonymity, we let the author decide whether to contact the co-authors themselves, or not at all.
- To facilitate any name changes on your articles, we encourage authors to link their ORCID iD to their publications to ensure a stable digital record of their research output regardless of what name appears on individual articles.
- In recognition of the potentially sensitive nature of these requests, we are committed to making any updates promptly and confidentially. However, as we have just a small production team some short delays may occur at particularly busy times.
- EDP Sciences considers it a serious violation of professional ethics to request to update the name of another individual without their explicit consent.
- This policy does not cover changes to correct general spelling errors or job/affiliation details.