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During the 8th EPS Young Minds Leadership Meeting, Anne Ruimy, senior publisher at EDP Sciences, delivered a 1-hour scientific writing workshop to 40 representatives of EPS Young Minds sections. The EPS Young Minds Project is an international network of young researchers involved with promoting science among local communities. The meeting took place at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Lightin Erlangen, Germany.

The interactive workshop focused on writing effective abstracts, and used unpublished abstracts submitted by the participants themselves as material to work on their scientific writing skills. The participants, representatives of 20 Young Minds sections from Europe and beyond, were PhD and Masters’ students in physics who overall had little prior experience of publishing in academic journals.

During the workshop, Anne also presented a €500 “Best Activity Award” on behalf of EPL journal. This award recognized the two newly formed Young Minds sections of Yerevan and Artsakh (Armenia) for extraordinary work to promote science in difficult economic conditions.

EDP Sciences now offers masterclasses on scientific writing for young researchers and PhD students. Workshops can be tailored to the needs of the institution: from a 1-hour focused session to a 2-day extended workshop. The workshops are delivered by experienced senior publishers from EDP Sciences with the support of senior editors representing journals from across the scientific spectrum.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information or to arrange a scientific writing masterclass.

EDP Sciences now offers masterclasses on scientific writing aimed at the next generation of authors. To support the masterclasses, EDP Sciences is producing a series of video interviews with Editors-in-Chief of journals published by EDP Sciences and beyond. These videos aim to help early career researchers and PhD students understand what journals are looking for in academic papers.

The first video produced by EDP Sciences is a video interview with Jean Lilensten - Editor-in-Chief of the open access Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate

In this interview, Jean Lilensten gives his advice to early career researchers, discusses the editorial process at JSWSC, and shares common reasons for acceptance or rejection of articles.

“When a paper is rejected, I always try to find good things in the paper that would help the author to resubmit something which will have chances to be published,” said Jean Lilensten in the video interview. “It happens that some papers lack maturity. Any time this happens I try to help the authors, so that the papers become more mature and they are able to submit a successful paper.”

Jean Lilensten works at the Institute for Planetary sciences and Astrophysics, Grenoble, and participates in exploratory expeditions to the Arctic. He founded the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC), published by EDP Sciences, of which he is now the Co-Editor-in-Chief. He is the author of several books on space meteorology for the general public, and regularly participates in radio and television programs including on French Channel 5.

Watch the video

About JSWSC
The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) is an international multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal which publishes papers on all aspects of space weather and space climate from a broad range of scientific and technical fields. Visit JSWSC online to read the instructions for authors and submit your paper; sign up for email-alerts or to recommend the journal to a colleague.

About EDP Sciences’ Masterclasses
EDP Sciences is pleased to offer masterclasses on scientific and academic writing for early career researchers and PhD students. Our workshops can be tailored to the needs of your institution: from a 1-hour focussed session, to a 2-day extended workshop. These masterclasses are delivered by experienced senior publishing editors from EDP Sciences with the support of senior editors representing journals from across the scientific spectrum.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information, or to arrange a masterclass.

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC), published by EDP Sciences, announces the launch of a new supplement titled “Agora”. The Agora, a term which denoted in ancient Greek an assembly place for various aspects of public life including intellectual exchange and debate, will be the place for the space weather community to discuss, evaluate and distribute non-traditional scientific output in the field of space science and space climate, such as public outreach papers and historical accounts.

The first articlepublished in the Agora section analyses magnetic storms recorded in 1848 and 1872 in the old Clementinum (Prague) and Greenwich (UK) observatories. These events were marked by spectacular auroras recorded by several authors.

In an Editorial published recently in JSWSC, the Editors explain the importance of publishing this type of scientific output, and the need to design a new way to evaluate it.

“The decision to create a supplement to the JSWSC came from our difficulties to evaluate some articles. All Education and Public Outreach papers and papers on historical observations resulted in tense discussions within the Editorial Board, with final decisions always frustrating for some of the editors,” write the Editors. “In consequence, papers in a new supplement should not be subject to the same review process as in the regular issue of JSWSC.”

The creation of a supplement to the journal was discussed with the Associate Editors of JSWSC. These discussions resulted in the specification of the characteristics of the supplement which would accommodate publications fundamentally different from the journal’s regular research, technical, and review papers. Agora will publish papers on Education and public outreach, Historical space weather events and observations, Commentaries, Meeting reports and Project reports.

The articles for the Agora supplement will be internally reviewed by at least four editors, among them the Editors in Chief and the Editorial Advisor. In order to meet the needs of potential contributors, the new articles in the supplement will be indexed similarly to regular JSWSC papers, will receive a DOI and will be citable. However, the supplement will clearly be marked as evaluated by members of the editorial board as opposed to external peer reviewers.

As with all other articles published in the gold open access Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate, Agora articles are published as soon as possible after acceptance, in the current volume. They are also collated in a special Agora collection accessible at: https://www.swsc-journal.org/agora. All articles published in JSWSC are freely accessible to all and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0).

About EDP Sciences
EDP Sciences is a not-for-profit publisher with nearly 100 years of history. Established in 1920 by the French Physics Society and several renowned scientists and industrialists including Louis de Broglie, Jean Perrin and Marie Curie, EDP Sciences is still owned by learned societies and has 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 publishes over 70 scientific journals in the physical sciences, applied mathematics, materials and engineering, life and environmental sciences, health and biomedical sciences. It also publishes open access conference proceedings and books. More information about EDP Sciences.

About the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate
The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) is an international multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal which publishes papers on all aspects of space weather and space climate from a broad range of scientific and technical fields. Visit JSWSC online to read the instructions for authors and submit your paper; sign up for email-alerts or to recommend the journal to a colleague.

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce it has signed a new agreement for the ‘Publons Reviewer Recognition Service’ for the following journals:

As a society-owned publisher, EDP Sciences is mindful of its role within the scientific community and the interactions of the various members of that community in the publishing process.

The Publons Reviewer Recognition Service promises “a modern and rewarding peer review experience”; one which EDP Sciences is keen to extend to its reviewers in recognition of their crucial role in the publishing process and their vital contribution to academic rigour more generally.

“In the longer term, all journals belonging to EDP Sciences will benefit from the Publons Reviewer Recognition Service” comments France Citrini, Associate Publishing Director. “We are committed to supporting greater efficiency in the peer review process and clearly demonstrating the value we place on the expertise and hard work of reviewers.”

The Reviewer Recognition Service from Publons, part of Clarivate Analytics, allows reviewers “to record, verify, and showcase” peer review contributions. Investment in this service is one of the many ways EDP Sciences understands and responds to the needs of the scientific community.

For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,Associate Publishing Director, EDP Sciences.

4open is pleased to announce a new special issue “Statistical Inference in Copular Models and Markov Processes, Case Studies and Insights”, guest edited by Verónica Andrea González-López.

“Tail conditional probabilities to predict academic performance”, the first article in this special issue, by Verónica Andrea González-López, Marina Capelari Piovesana, and Nicolas Romano, quantifies the ability to predict performance in certain subjects based on the University of Campinas’ entrance exam.

This special issue follows the 16th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM 2018) where, as part of a special collaborative issue, welcomed submissions developed from research presented at this conference.

ICNAAM 2018 brought together a diverse range of researchers in the field of computational and applied mathematics and presented the latest research and findings in this area.

4open is a multidisciplinary open access journal. 4open is published by EDP Sciences under the auspices of the Société Française de Physique, and in partnership with Theodor-Billroth-Academy® & International Consortium of Research Excellence of the TBA®.

4open encourages submissions in the fields of natural sciences, medicine and technology, including materials sciences and engineering.

If you are interested in submitting an article to 4open, please visit the 4open website to read the instructions for authors and submit your article.

Paris, France 5 June 2019. EDP Sciences (EDPS) and the European Acoustics Association (EAA) are delighted to announce their partnership to publish Acta Acustica united with Acustica (AAuA) from January 2020. The partners are also pleased to announce that from this date there will be two additional major changes to the journal:

  • The journal will become a fully gold open access journal ensuring the highest possible accessibility to quality research in the field of acoustics.
  • The journal’s name will change (a further announcement will be made later this year).

The EAA’s journal (currently AAuA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing original scientific research on all subjects in the field of acoustics and on engineering applications. The editor-in-chief is Professor Jean Kergomard, the Director of Research at the Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique, CNRS. The journal includes scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts.and on occasion, special issues and review articles are published.

“The journal will become one of the first in the field of acoustics to be fully open access”, said Jorge Patrico, EAA President. “The growing demand for open access from both the scholarly community and the research funding bodies in light of Plan S, makes this the right time to make this change. We are extremely pleased to partner with EDP Sciences and excited about the opportunities to come with reinforcing the journal’s position as a leading voice in the field of acoustics”.

Claus Roll, Publishing Editor at EDPS, said, “At EDP Sciences we have a commitment to open access and we are greatly looking forward to a partnership with EAA and with their journal. It’s a privilege to work with such an esteemed organization as EAA in order to help their journal grow for its future in open access by providing acousticians with a global platform for sharing their work beyond the reach of the traditional research community, and supporting the open scholarship agenda.”

The journal will publish articles under a CC-BY license, enabling authors to be fully compliant with any open access requirements of funding organizations to which they apply. Members of EAA will receive a discount on the article processing charge, and acousticians of all countries are welcome to publish their results supported by granted projects in the journal.

About EAA
The European Acoustics Association (EAA) is a non-profit entity established in 1992 that includes in its membership societies predominantly in European countries interested in promoting the development and progress of acoustics in its different aspects, its technologies and applications. The EAA gathers 33 acoustics societies and serves more than 9000 individual members all over Europe. The European Acoustics Association (EAA) is an Affiliate Member of the International Commission for Acoustics (ICA) and of Initiative of Science in Europe, ISE.

About EDP Sciences
EDP Sciences is a not-for-profit publisher with nearly 100 years of history. Established in 1920 by the French Physics Society and several renowned scientists and industrialists including Louis de Broglie, Jean Perrin and Marie Curie, EDP Sciences is still owned by learned societies and has 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 publishes over 70 scientific journals in the physical sciences, applied mathematics, materials and engineering, life and environmental sciences, health and biomedical sciences. It also publishes open access conference proceedings and books . More information about EDP Sciences.

For more information contact:
Claus Roll
Publishing Editor – EDP Sciences
www.edpsciences.org
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phone: +33 (0)6 72 60 96 57

Oyster reefs are among the most endangered marine habitats on earth and restoration projects are gaining momentum in Europe.

The open access review article "The Native Oyster Restoration Alliance (NORA) and the Berlin Oyster Recommendation: Bringing back a key ecosystem engineer by developing and supporting best practice in Europe" presents relevant recommendations for the implementation of restoration measures and provides a synthesis of current European projects.

“The native European Oyster Ostrea edulis once covered vast areas of the open North Sea and other European coastal waters. As an ecosystem engineer it built biogenic reefs and played a key ecological role for the wider ecosystem by providing many essential ecosystem services.”

NORA represents nature conservation, science, oyster growers and other stakeholders and will facilitate knowledge exchange for the benefit of enhancing biodiversity. The network was established in 2017, during an international workshop on oyster restoration in Berlin. Its second conference was held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 21-23 May 2019 , with over 140 participants.

Aquatic Living Resources is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research papers, review articles and prospective notes dealing with all exploited (i.e. fished or farmed) living resources in marine, brackish and freshwater environments. Visit Aquatic Living Resources online to read the instructions for authors and submit your paper; sign up for email-alerts or to recommend the journal to a colleague.

4open is pleased to announce the new special issue “Advances in Researches of Quaternion Algebras”, guest edited by Dr. Ivan Kyrchei.

This special issue follows the 16th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM 2018) where, as part of a special collaborative issue, 4open welcomed submissions developed from research presented at this conference.

ICNAAM 2018 brought together a diverse range of researchers in the field of computational and applied mathematics and presented the latest research and findings in this area.

4open is a multidisciplinary open access journal. 4open is published by EDP Sciences under the auspices of the Société Française de Physique, and in partnership with Theodor-Billroth-Academy® & International Consortium of Research Excellence of the TBA®.

4open encourages submissions in the fields of natural sciences, medicine and technology, including material sciences and engineering.

If you are interested in submitting an article to 4open, please visit the 4open website to read the instructions for authors and submit your article.

Benefits of publishing with 4open include:

  • Highly downloaded articles
  • Liberty APC
  • Regular special issues

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce the successful candidate for its sponsorship of an international librarian to attend the SLA 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The successful candidate is Muhumuza Emmy from Busitema University,Uganda.

In addition to attending the conference, Muhumuza will become a member of the SLA and join the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics (PAM) Division for one year. He will also participate in the PAM International Relations Committee for one year.

“We are really thrilled to be helping a librarian who would never have the funds, and therefore the opportunity, to attend the SLA. Not only are we giving $1000 to support travel costs, we are also covering Muhumuza’s registration costs to the conference and as a member of SLA.” commented Charlotte Van Rooyen, Head of International Marketing at EDP Sciences. Charlotte will also attend the conference and looks forward to the Annual Business Meeting and Breakfast where Muhumuza and EDP Sciences will be recognized.

In response to the application question ‘What do you hope to gain from attending the 2019 SLA conference?’ Muhumuza responded:

“As an Electronic Resources librarian involved in training library users on how to access and use these resources, and more so my campus having science disciplines on its programs, attending this conference will enable me add more knowledge and skills in serving the library clientele efficiently. This will also be a platform for me to interact and network with participants from different science based institutions, learn about their cultures and how they serve their users.”

EDP Sciences would like to congratulate Muhumuza and wishes him a successful conference.

There was a second, successful candidate who, unfortunately, had to withdraw due to personal circumstances. EDP Sciences will continue to offer two sponsored places each year.

For further information, please contact Charlotte Van Rooyen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

4open is pleased to announce the new special issue “Mathematical Models”, guest edited by Dr. Fernanda Ferreira and Dr. Flávio Ferreira.

This special issue follows the 16th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM 2018) where, as part of a special collaborative issue, 4open welcomed submissions developed from research presented at this conference.

ICNAAM 2018 brought together a diverse range of researchers in the field of computational and applied mathematics and presented the latest research and findings in this area.

4open is a multidisciplinary open access journal. 4open is published by EDP Sciences under the auspices of the Société Française de Physique, and in partnership with Theodor-Billroth-Academy® & Int’l Consortium of Research Excellence of the TBA®.

4open encourages submissions in the fields of natural sciences, medicine and technology, including material sciences and engineering.

If you are interested in submitting an article to 4open, please visit the 4open website to read the instructions for authors and submit your article. Benefits of publishing with 4open include:

  • Highly downloaded articles
  • Liberty APC
  • Regular special issues