News & Highlights
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.
EDP Sciences would like to share several announcements regarding the recent indexation of a selection of newer titles in the portfolio.
Agnès Henri, Publishing Director at EDP Sciences, comments: "Each new journal indexation represents a milestone for an emerging journal, and should be considered as a celebration of the title's developing impact in the academic community. We are extremely proud of the work of all those involved."
Click on the links below for the full announcement for each title:International Journal of Metrology and Quality Engineering accepted into the DOAJ.
October 12th, 2017. Today at the Frankfurt Bookfair, Tsinghua University Press and EDP Sciences launched the French version of Beautiful Structures and Beautiful Reactions ,Merveilleuses Structures. See here for the original press release.
Paris, France 5th October 2017. EDP Sciences is pleased to announce the recent launch of Emergent Scientist, an innovative new open access journal that puts young scientists at its heart. The journal was born out of the 2016 International Physicists' Tournament (IPT), and is supported by the French Physics Society and the French Academy of Science.
Emergent Scientist offers young scientists at the beginning of their careers, the opportunity to discover peer-reviewed publishing and the publication process. The journal will especially serve those junior scientists who may not pursue a career in research, but become engineers, analysts, consultants or the like – as they will rarely get the opportunity to experience the peer review process once they have left their academic studies.
Daniel Suchet, Editor in Chief of Emergent Scientist said, “To understand how science works, and how societies can rely on it, it is crucial for students not only to practice the scientific approach in study and class projects, but also to experience the publication process itself.” Suchet continued: “We have created Emergent Scientist to offer a publishing experience to any student interested in trying the peer-review process. We believe that by writing, reading, and reviewing articles, students can understand better how scientific knowledge is actually produced in our societies.”
“Students work so hard to defend and criticize their work against fellow student scientists at the International Physicists' Tournament”, said Michel Spiro, President of the French Physical Society, “the committee felt they should be able to turn those reports into scientific publications rather than discard them as soon as the tournament was finished. The launch of Emergent Scientist has provided a solution to the exciting problems of the IPT, but also a new way to bring the whole publication process – reading, writing, and reviewing – straight to young scientists.”
Agnès Henri, Editorial Director of EDP Sciences, commented, “At EDP Sciences we are committed to supporting the dissemination and integration of scientific knowledge into society. We know that young scientists need support to understand the publishing process and through Emergent Scientist, we are delighted to help shape the future of research by providing an outlet for our brightest young scientific minds“.
As with any other academic journal, Emergent Scientist will receive manuscripts, ask referees to review them, supervise their revision by the authors, and publish them once they reach a satisfactory level of scientific quality. The journal does not expect authors to exhibit groundbreaking results, but to show exemplary scientific rigour and clarity in the way they tackle a problem and report their findings.
The first articles are available at https://emergent-scientist.edp-open.org and while Emergent Scientist is currently physics oriented, the intention is for the scope to be broadened as soon as possible to include subjects such as mathematics and the life sciences.
EDP Sciences is a mission-driven international publisher owned by learned societies with shared values to accelerate scientific progress through the dissemination of important research and to encourage the cross-fertilization of ideas to society in general. EDP Sciences has almost a century’s experience of publishing journals, books, and conference proceedings and has been proudly supporting Open Access for a number of years applying our knowledge and global resources to launching and developing successful Open Access publications and initiatives.
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.
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%.
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.
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.