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Security and Safety (S&S) is pleased to announce that it has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The journal joins nearly 19,000 other high-quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals that meet DOAJ's strict criteria and are dedicated to promoting open access to scholarly and scientific content.

We are pleased to highlight the recently completed EPJ D topical issue on “Quantum Optics of Light and Matter: Honouring Alain Aspect”. The topical issue examines the discoveries, motivations, and continuing legacy of Alain Aspect, our longstanding colleague.

We are thrilled to announce that BIO Web of Conferences has been accepted for indexation in Scopus. BIO Web of Conferences is an open access publication series of conference proceedings dealing with all fundamental and applied research in the fields of Biology, Life Sciences and Health.

OCL - Oilseeds and fats, Crops and Lipids, a research journal published by EDP Sciences, has embraced transparent peer review and preprints by becoming a “PCI-friendly” journal, in partnership with Peer Community In (PCI). PCI is a non-profit, non-commercial platform that publishes recommendations of preprints after peer-review through specific communities of researchers. Nearly 100 journals are already on Peer Community In, including two EDP Sciences journals: Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena (the first PCI-friendly maths journal) and International Journal of Limnology.

We are pleased to announce that Aquatic Living Resources has just been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) where it joins nearly 19 000 other high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. Indexation in the DOAJ means Aquatic Living Resources is in compliance with the open access policy of the DOAJ and meets all the strict criteria required for inclusion.

We are delighted to announce that EPJ Nuclear Sciences & Technologies has been accepted for indexation in Scopus. EPJ N is included in the category “Energy” and the process of listing articles is underway. Scopus is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading science databases.

The International Journal of Limnology (IJL) has become a PCI-friendly journal and joins nearly 100 other such journals on Peer Community In (PCI). PCI is a non-profit, non-commercial platform that publishes recommendations of preprints after open peer-review through specific communities of researchers.

Today, new technologies allow data to be generated and stored in supercomputers. Using algorithms, it can be sorted and interpreted faster than humanly possible to make complex decisions. The goal of artificial intelligence (AI) is to enable computers to think and act as humans would. New computing powers and infra structure allow for unprecedented amounts of data to be made available, and machine learning and deep learning interpret them for complex and innovative tasks.

We are proud to report that EDP Sciences has joined the SDG Publishers Compact. Since it was launched in 2020 in collaboration with the International Publishers Association, the SDG Publishers Compact has helped to focus the minds and work of publishers on the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In September, we were pleased to announce a new, online series of Science Publishing and Scientific Writing Masterclasses for researchers and students in China. The series was coordinated by the Beijing office of EDP Sciences and designed to support anyone wishing to write and/or publish internationally. Researchers from institutions throughout China were invited to attend the Masterclasses which were broadcast via the SciChina video channel, the KouXiang Academic platform and the Scientific Cloud platform. The last of the four sessions took place on 13 December and we are delighted to report the series has been a resounding success.