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We are pleased to announce that Emergent Scientist has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), its first indexation, where it joins over 13,500 other high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. Indexation in the DOAJ means Emergent Scientist is in compliance with the open access policy of the DOAJ and meets all the strict criteria required for inclusion.

EDP Sciences are proud to partner with Astronomy & Astrophysics since the first ‘Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers’ (SWYA) workshop which took place in Belgium in 2008. The 5th SWYA takes place at the Yunnan Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences on 6-10 January 2020 for which they are again sponsoring partners.

As an open access publisher, EDP Sciences is constantly looking for ways to support authors and disseminate their research to a wider audience. We are therefore pleased to announce that 4open and EPJ Photovoltaics have recently joined Parasite and SICOT-J in the EDP Sciences Super Collection on ScienceOpen.

We are delighted to announce that Natures Sciences Sociétés (NSS) will be published in open access from January 2020. The journal will be hosted and produced by EDP Sciences, which is actively supporting the transition of journals to open access.

4open is pleased to introduce the sixth free article in its ‘Key summaries’ series. The ‘Key summary’ offers an easy to understand description of an article published in 4open by researchers in Italy. The article describes the use and outcomes of solar air heating to dehydrate the leaf-like ‘cladodes’ of the Opuntia prickly pear cactus for increased nutritional and medical applications.

EPJ Nuclear Sciences & Technologies (EPJ N) is pleased to announce the new topical issue, “Progress in the Science and Technology of Nuclear Reactors using Molten Salts”, guest edited by Jan Leen Kloosterman (TU Delft), Elsa Merle (LPSC-IN2P3-CNRS, UJF, Grenoble INP) and Jean Ragusa (Texas A&M University).

Strong ties to the world’s largest research organisation will strengthen EDP Sciences’ ability to serve the global academic community

Paris, France: An exchange of signatures took place on 13th November finalising the sale of EDP Sciences to Chinese Science Publishing & Media Ltd. (Science Press). This concludes the agreement reached earlier this year by EDP Sciences’ former co-owners, Société Française de Physique, Société Chimique de France, Société Française d’Optique and Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles, to sell their interests in their publishing partner to Science Press, the flagship of China’s sci-tech publishing industry. Science Press is 74%-owned by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the world’s largest research organisation and a prestigious learned society.

Following the launch of a new series of masterclasses on scientific writing for PhD students and young researchers earlier this year, the Lumen Learning Center of Université Paris-Saclay and EDP Sciences are pleased to host the second scientific writing masterclass, taking place on 12-13 November 2019.

4open is pleased to introduce the fifth free article in its ‘Key Summaries’ series. This ‘Key Summary’ offers an easy to understand description of an article published in 4open by researchers led by Professor George Anogeianakis. The article describes how using an algorithm to predict surgery success can allow surgeons to tailor medical procedures for individual patients to maximise the chances of success.

International Open Access Week 2019 is a key event in the scholarly communications calendar and celebrated through a variety of events and activities. This year’s theme is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge” which highlights an important question. “As the transition to a system for sharing knowledge that is open by default accelerates, the question “open for whom?” is essential—both to consider and to act upon.” ( Nick Shockey, SPARC).