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Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena (MMNP) is pleased to announce that all articles from the “Coronavirus: Scientific insights and societal aspects” special issue can now be accessed in HTML and ePUB formats, in addition to the traditional PDF format. With these additional formats, we are making research on mathematical modelling of the Covid-19 epidemic more easily accessible to researchers, students, and the public alike.

EDP Sciences is thrilled with the completion of its third scientific writing workshop in partnership with Paris Saclay University earlier this month. This workshop, aimed at PhD students in chemistry, was the first fully online scientific writing masterclass conducted. With 13 participants joining remotely, EDP Sciences is pleased that the workshop was a success.

Web of Conferences broadens its comprehensive conference proceedings package to include video presentations

Web of Conferences is pleased to offer conference organisers online video publication as part of its conference proceedings publication service. Complementary transcription and translation options are also available on request, as well as video editing and segmentation to enrich metadata. This is a new departure for Web of Conferences in association with Cadmore Media, the expert in video streaming for scholarly publishing. Cadmore Media extends a wealth of experience providing video content with DOIs, descriptive metadata, and full search-text.

Acta Acustica, the journal of the European Acoustics Association (EAA), opens its first special issue since its relaunch as an open access journal in January 2020. Editors are seeking submissions on the topic of “Auditory models: from binaural processing to multimodal cognition”. The deadline for submissions is March 2021. Articles will be published as soon as they are available.

“Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion”

“Science should not be a luxury and knowledge should not be a commodity, it should be a basic human right.” – Jack Andraka, Open Access Week 2014

COVID-19 has undoubtedly shone a light on the need for accessible research. As the pandemic continues and researchers work hard to enhance the world’s knowledge of the virus, open access research offers an opportunity to build a more equitable system of knowledge sharing. Open Access Week 2020 celebrates the theme of “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion” and we are pleased to reflect briefly on some steps we have taken which support this theme.

Paris, France, 14 October 2020: EDP Sciences is pleased to announce that Mechanics & Industry, the official journal of the Association Française de Mécanique (AFM), will publish all articles open access from January 2021. M&I has been co-published in English with EDP Sciences since 2004 and is widely recognised and appreciated in its field.

EDP Sciences is delighted to learn that this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez. Penrose receives half the prize "for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity" and Genzel and Ghez jointly receive half the prize "for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy".

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) was established as an open access journal at the end of 2010 and is celebrating a successful first decade. The journal has come a long way since its inception and there is much of which to be proud and to give confidence as JSWSC moves into its second decade as a champion of open science and an integral part of the European space weather community.

Following the successful launch of a series of masterclasses on scientific writing for PhD students and young researchers in February 2019, the Lumen Learning Center of Université Paris-Saclay and EDP Sciences are pleased to host the third scientific writing masterclass, taking place online 12-13 October 2020.

“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.