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Paris, France, June 29th 2017- EDP Sciences is pleased to announce the launch of a new multi- and inter-disciplinary Open Access journal: 4open.

4open promotes excellence and rigour in academic scholarship, disseminating high quality, original research in all subjects across the STEM domain. The journal has resolute commitments to academic excellence and the advancement of the four pillars of open science: Open Access, Open Data, Open Code, and Open Peer Review. Read the full Aims & Scope on the journal website.

4open partners with the Theodor-Billroth-Academy® (TBA®) and International Consortium of Research Excellence of the TBA® (INCORE) in this new launch. Professors Björn L.D.M. Brücher, Elias Brinks, and Theodore E. Simos will lead, as Editors-in-Chief, a truly international editorial board of over 130 members in 37 countries.

“Developing 4open has been an exciting project for all involved”, Jean-Marc Quilbé, CEO at EDP Sciences said of the launch “I am glad to see that the hard work has paid off, and I am in no doubt that in the coming years the journal will succeed in establishing itself as a respected voice in the scientific community.”

EDP Sciences is currently in the process of recruiting an expert steering committee, which will guide 4open on strategy, scientific direction and ethics ensuring the highest standards of academic integrity.

The journal is open for submissions and prospective authors are invited to visit our Instructions for authors for full guidance.

Follow @4openjournal on Twitter for updates, or visit https://www.4open-sciences.org/

Paris, 15 June 2017: EDP Sciences has reported a strong performance in the recently announced 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) published by Clarivate Analytics, 2017.

EDP Sciences has 20 journals indexed of which over half showed an increase in their Impact Factor, and 38% reported an increase of over 10%.

Particular highlights include:

“EDP Sciences is delighted to see a majority of journal Impact Factors remaining strong, with many titles in the top quartiles of their respective subject categories and a 21% cumulative increase over the past two years”, commented Agnès Henri, Publishing Director at EDP Sciences. “It is a testament to the hard work of the editorial teams and contributing authors that we see our journals performing well in the JCR year on year”.

For more information on the EDP Sciences Impact Factors please contact Charlotte Van Rooyen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Title 2015 2016
Aquatic Living Resources 1.327 0.448
Astronomy & Astrophysics 5.185 5.014
Cahiers Agricultures 0.384 0.318
EPJ-Applied Physics 0.667 0.684
EPL: Europhysics letters 1.963 1.957
Esaim: COCV 1.112 1.54
Esaim: M2AN 1.486 1.727
Esaim: PS 0.600 0.474
International Journal of Limnology 0.547 1.161
Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate 2.846 2.446
Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 0.978 1.217
M S-Medecine Sciences 0.384 0.417
Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena 0.820 0.952
Mechanics & Industry 0.559 0.393
Metallurgical Research & Technology 0.500 0.414
OGST 1.087 1.184
Parasite 1.781 2.545
Radioprotection 0.508 0.388
Rairo-Operations Research 0.358 0.55
Rairo-Theoretical Informatics and Applications 0.319 0.558

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.

The French mathematician, Yves Meyer, has just been awarded the Abel prize, one of the discipline's highest distinctions, for his research on the theory of wavelets – linking mathematics, information technology, and computer science.

This distinction will take its place alongside the Gauss prize that Yves Meyer received in 2010 alongside Cédric Villani, both EDP Sciences authors in ESAIM-COCV and ESAIM-M2AN. This major accolade in mathematics is awarded by the International Mathematical Union.

Biography

Born in 1939, Yves Meyer was professor at the Paris Dauphine University until he retired in 2008, he was at the École Polytechnique from 1980 to 1986, and was the invited professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in 2000. He currently holds a position as Professor Emeritus at l’École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, as well as being a member of l'Académie des Sciences, and a foreign member of the United States National Academy of Sciences.

EDP Sciences has announced that it is now publishing the fully Open Access journal, BioMedicine. EDP officially took over publication of the journal at in the beginning of 2017. The first issue published by EDP Sciences is available since beginning of March 2017.

BioMedicine is a peer-reviewed international Open Access journal that publishes high quality scientific research in the fields of translational and personalized medicine, with the goal of disseminating medical science knowledge to improve global health. The journal is owned and sponsored by China Medical University, Taiwan, and as such there are no article processing charges, so it is free for both authors and readers.

Editor-in-Chief, Professor Fuu-Jen Tsai, China Medical University, Taiwan commented: "We are delighted to be working with EDP Sciences as the publisher to take BioMedicine forward. Their strong track record in Open Access publishing allows us to greatly improve the impact and international reach of BioMedicine."

BioMedicine accepts articles on clinical, laboratory and social research in translational and personalized medicine, especially in the field of rare diseases. The following article types accepted: reviews, original articles, case reports, short communications, and letters to the Editor.

"The advances in medical science knowledge provide hope for improved global health", commented Agnès Henri, Editorial Director at EDP Sciences, "We look forward to working with BioMedicine to expand the reach and increase the impact of the journal".

The latest articles will be available to read online at http://biomedicine.edp-open.org/

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 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.

SICOT-J has published the first articles in a series of special issues that are to be published in 2017.

Deformity Correction, Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction, Guest Editor - Yasser ElBatrawy
Musculoskeletal tumors: Current approaches and controversies, Guest Editor: A. Kulidjian
Arthroscopic Treatment of Chondral Lesions of the Hip, Guest Editor: Marc Tey Pons

Further articles will be added to these Special Issues throughout 2017.

Additional special issues are also scheduled to publish during 2017. A non-exhaustive list is given below:

  • Proximal Femoral Fractures, Guest Editor - James Waddell
  • Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery - Current State and Impact, Guest editor - Ajeya Adhikari

Look out for more articles throughout the year in these special issues.

Paris, Tuesday 7th March 2017. EDP Sciences has today signed an important licensing deal with Tsinghua University Press (TUP) who are a part of the prestigious Tsinghua University based in Beijing, China.

EDP Sciences are pleased to announce that International Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering (IJMQE) is now a fully gold Open Access journal, meaning that all published articles will be available for anyone to read at any time from the publication date.

Astronomy & Astrophysics, published by EDP Sciences, has released a series of papers on the first science data from the GREGOR telescope (the largest of its kind in Europe.)

EDP Sciences journal Astronomy & Astrophysics has published a Special Issue gathering papers describing the GAIA data release and their validation.

Gaia is an ESA mission to survey one billion stars in our Galaxy and local galactic neighbourhood in order to build the most precise 3D map of the Milky Way and answer questions about its structure, origin and evolution.

Following the successful launch of Writing Studio for the authors of A&A journal, there have been further developments that now allow researchers to submit their paper to A&A via Writing Studio.

Writing Studio is a unique collaborative writing LaTex solution designed to simplify the process of writing an A&A article collaboratively on a single version of a paper. Now, A&A authors are able to use Writing Studio from the beginning of an article through to its submission.

For more information about Writing Studio please visit - http://writingstudio.aws.edpsciences.org/login.