We are pleased to announce an agreement with ResearchGate for the hosting (“Version of Record Hosting”) of content from the majority of our open access journals. The agreement consists of a pilot program until the end of 2023 and initially, only includes open access journals. The titles are all peer-reviewed and cover a range of disciplines; they include the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate, Acta Acustica and all six Web of Conferences proceedings journals – see the full list below.

With over 22 million registered users accessing more than 135 million publication pages, ResearchGate is undoubtedly a significant platform for today’s researchers. Many open access articles published by EDP Sciences are already available on ResearchGate thanks to authors uploading their work. It therefore makes sense to formalise the relationship between the platform and publisher, to simplify the process for authors and ensure the Version of Record is always available. In so doing, EDP Sciences recognises changing research habits and shows it is prepared to support researchers wherever they choose to spend their time and conduct their research.

In time, the overall aim of EDP Sciences is to become a full open access publisher and to transition its entire portfolio of peer-reviewed journals into full open access. Therefore, any initiatives which facilitate the discovery of new research and make science more open and more accessible are well worth pursuing.

“We continuously strive to maximise the reach and impact of our publications and to better fulfil the publishing mandate entrusted to us by society partners,” commented Agnès Henri, Managing Director, EDP Sciences. “We are confident this partnership with ResearchGate will help us to engage current and future authors and facilitate better connections within our research communities.”

“Interdisciplinary research is vital to scientific progress. At ResearchGate, we focus on connecting scientists from diverse disciplines so that they can drive this very necessary progress,” stated Ijad Madisch, CEO and co-founder of ResearchGate. “EDP Sciences has been making research accessible for over a hundred years, and we’re delighted to be working with it to make research from many different fields available on ResearchGate.”

List of titles included at the start of the agreement (August 2022):

1. 4open

2. Acta Acustica

3. Aquatic Living Resources

4. BIO Web of Conferences

5. BSGF - Earth Science Bulletin

6. Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

7. E3S Web of Conferences

8. Emergent Scientist

9. EPJ Applied Metamaterials

10. EPJ Nuclear Sciences & Technologies

11. EPJ Photovoltaics

12. EPJ Web of Conferences

13. ESAIM: Proceedings and Surveys

14. Innovation Science and Technology

15. International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

16. International Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering

17. ITM Web of Conferences

18. Journal of Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery

19. Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate

20. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems

21. Manufacturing Review

22. MATEC Web of Conferences

23. Mechanics & Industry

24. National Science Open

25. Parasite

26. Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability

27. Security and Safety

28. SHS Web of Conferences

29. Sustainable Buildings

30. Visualized Cancer Medicine

31. Wuhan University Journal of Natural Sciences