On 12 October 2017, EDP Sciences signed a partnership agreement with the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) – German National Library of Science and Technology to support the publication of conference proceedings in a number of STM fields.
The agreement will enable the TIB to publish all German conference proceedings in the areas of Physics, Engineering & Technology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Sciences in the Web of Conferences journal series at a special discounted rate.
As it is an important part of TIB’s strategy to facilitate the provision of scientific information, its director Prof. Sören Auer pointed out “that this cooperation agreement is one more step in the transformation process towards Open Access. While conference proceedings form a considerable part of our collection, we are eager to push their visiblity” – an endeavour that EDP Sciences has already been supporting for a number of years with the Web of Conferences portfolio.
Isaline Augusto, Publishing Editor at EDP Sciences commented on the agreement: “We are delighted to be able to work with the TIB and offer flexible solutions to ensure as many high impact German conference proceedings as possible are made available to the global academic community”.
Publishing conference proceedings in Open Access results in higher visibility and dissemination for important research. The dedicated Web of Conferences platform has a strong international profile amongst researchers at all stages of their careers, and records over 250,000 downloads per month.