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“All our knowledge has been built communally; there would be no astrophysics, there would be no history, there would not even be language, if man were a solitary animal. What follows? It follows that we must be able to rely on other people; we must be able to trust their word.” (Jacob Bronowski, The Sense of Human Dignity)

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect a large proportion of the globe, it is more important than ever for the public, policymakers, and researchers to be able to trust in scientific output. Peer Review Week 2020 is celebrating its sixth year with a focus on ‘Trust in Peer Review’. We are pleased to support its aims of emphasizing the central role peer review plays in scholarly communication; showcasing the work of editors and reviewers; sharing research and advancing best practices; and highlighting the latest innovation and applications.

Congratulations to Prof. Nelson Maculan, co-Editor-in-Chief of RAIRO - Operations Research who has recently been elected a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). To put this in context, “INFORMS Fellows are examples of outstanding lifetime achievement in operations research and the management sciences. They have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments and made significant contributions to the advancement of OR/MS over a period of time.” (INFORMS) This honour is reserved for a few select members with a total of just twelve members being elected this year.

Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A), published by EDP Sciences, has published a special feature on the results from the ESA Planck mission, based on data released by ESA and the Planck Collaboration in July 2018. The Planck mission was dedicated to studying the early Universe and its subsequent evolution by mapping the anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background radiation.

VCM aims to provide a forum for better promotion of cancer prevention, early diagnosis, and more effective cancer treatments

Paris, France, 17 September 2020: We are pleased to announce the launch of a new open access journal, Visualized Cancer Medicine (VCM). VCM is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, which publishes advances in basic, translational, and clinical studies on cancer biology, cancer prevention, cancer screening and diagnosis, cancer treatments, and cancer patient rehabilitation, with an emphasis on videos.

As publishers of Astronomy & Astrophysics, EDP Sciences is very pleased to learn that Françoise Combes, one of the associate editors of Astronomy & Astrophysics, has been awarded the CNRS 2020 Gold Medal. Françoise is professor at the Collège de France and chair in “Galaxies and Cosmology”. She is also an astrophysicist at the Paris Observatory and a member of the Academy of Sciences.

EPJ Applied Physics (EPJ AP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Suzanne Giorgio and Professor Damien Jacob as the journal’s new Editors-in-Chief. They have already started work at the journal taking over from Professor Virginie Serin and Professor Luis Viña who served tirelessly from 2015.

Now more than ever, EDP Sciences seeks to connect with the international scientific community via all available means. We are therefore excited to announce that we are actively using WeChat, amongst other social media platforms.

We are delighted to welcome three new members of staff in the EDP Sciences Beijing office. Since EDP Sciences joined forces with Science Press last year, gradual steps have been taken to expand its operations in China. One of the first steps has been to recruit colleagues who are experts locally and who will support both editorial and marketing activities throughout China. We are therefore pleased to introduce:


  • Dr. Yuqing Lin, Publisher
  • Yang Liu (Iris), Marketing Manager
  • Dr. Yuanyuan Liu (Gloria), Publisher

EDP Sciences is delighted to share the results for its journals of the 2020 journal Citation Reports® (JCR) published by Clarivate Analytics. Twenty-one EDP Sciences journals have received an Impact Factor, with almost two-thirds showing an increase in 2019. Overall, an increase of almost 3.5% has been recorded on last year and almost 11.5% on the year before.

EPJ Nuclear Sciences & Technologies (EPJ N) is pleased to present the new topical issue “INSIDER”, guest edited by Laura Aldave De Las Heras, Nuclear Safety & Security Directorate, European Commission, and Danièle Roudil, CEA and University of Montpellier.

The Horizon 2020 Euratom European project 'Improved Nuclear Site characterisation for waste minimisation in Decommissioning and Dismantling operations under constrained Environment' (INSIDER) was launched in June 2017, spanning 4 years. The project aims to improve the management of nuclear waste with medium or high radioactivity levels from nuclear sites under decommissioning and dismantling, or other constrained environments.