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Oyster reefs are among the most endangered marine habitats on earth and restoration projects are gaining momentum in Europe.

The open access review article "The Native Oyster Restoration Alliance (NORA) and the Berlin Oyster Recommendation: Bringing back a key ecosystem engineer by developing and supporting best practice in Europe" presents relevant recommendations for the implementation of restoration measures and provides a synthesis of current European projects.

“The native European Oyster Ostrea edulis once covered vast areas of the open North Sea and other European coastal waters. As an ecosystem engineer it built biogenic reefs and played a key ecological role for the wider ecosystem by providing many essential ecosystem services.”

NORA represents nature conservation, science, oyster growers and other stakeholders and will facilitate knowledge exchange for the benefit of enhancing biodiversity. The network was established in 2017, during an international workshop on oyster restoration in Berlin. Its second conference was held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 21-23 May 2019 , with over 140 participants.

Aquatic Living Resources is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research papers, review articles and prospective notes dealing with all exploited (i.e. fished or farmed) living resources in marine, brackish and freshwater environments. Visit Aquatic Living Resources online to read the instructions for authors and submit your paper; sign up for email-alerts or to recommend the journal to a colleague.

4open is pleased to announce the new special issue “Advances in Researches of Quaternion Algebras”, guest edited by Dr. Ivan Kyrchei.

This special issue follows the 16th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM 2018) where, as part of a special collaborative issue, 4open welcomed submissions developed from research presented at this conference.

ICNAAM 2018 brought together a diverse range of researchers in the field of computational and applied mathematics and presented the latest research and findings in this area.

4open is a multidisciplinary open access journal. 4open is published by EDP Sciences under the auspices of the Société Française de Physique, and in partnership with Theodor-Billroth-Academy® & International Consortium of Research Excellence of the TBA®.

4open encourages submissions in the fields of natural sciences, medicine and technology, including material sciences and engineering.

If you are interested in submitting an article to 4open, please visit the 4open website to read the instructions for authors and submit your article.

Benefits of publishing with 4open include:

  • Highly downloaded articles
  • Liberty APC
  • Regular special issues

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce the successful candidate for its sponsorship of an international librarian to attend the SLA 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. The successful candidate is Muhumuza Emmy from Busitema University,Uganda.

In addition to attending the conference, Muhumuza will become a member of the SLA and join the Physics-Astronomy-Mathematics (PAM) Division for one year. He will also participate in the PAM International Relations Committee for one year.

“We are really thrilled to be helping a librarian who would never have the funds, and therefore the opportunity, to attend the SLA. Not only are we giving $1000 to support travel costs, we are also covering Muhumuza’s registration costs to the conference and as a member of SLA.” commented Charlotte Van Rooyen, Head of International Marketing at EDP Sciences. Charlotte will also attend the conference and looks forward to the Annual Business Meeting and Breakfast where Muhumuza and EDP Sciences will be recognized.

In response to the application question ‘What do you hope to gain from attending the 2019 SLA conference?’ Muhumuza responded:

“As an Electronic Resources librarian involved in training library users on how to access and use these resources, and more so my campus having science disciplines on its programs, attending this conference will enable me add more knowledge and skills in serving the library clientele efficiently. This will also be a platform for me to interact and network with participants from different science based institutions, learn about their cultures and how they serve their users.”

EDP Sciences would like to congratulate Muhumuza and wishes him a successful conference.

There was a second, successful candidate who, unfortunately, had to withdraw due to personal circumstances. EDP Sciences will continue to offer two sponsored places each year.

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4open is pleased to announce the new special issue “Mathematical Models”, guest edited by Dr. Fernanda Ferreira and Dr. Flávio Ferreira.

This special issue follows the 16th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM 2018) where, as part of a special collaborative issue, 4open welcomed submissions developed from research presented at this conference.

ICNAAM 2018 brought together a diverse range of researchers in the field of computational and applied mathematics and presented the latest research and findings in this area.

4open is a multidisciplinary open access journal. 4open is published by EDP Sciences under the auspices of the Société Française de Physique, and in partnership with Theodor-Billroth-Academy® & Int’l Consortium of Research Excellence of the TBA®.

4open encourages submissions in the fields of natural sciences, medicine and technology, including material sciences and engineering.

If you are interested in submitting an article to 4open, please visit the 4open website to read the instructions for authors and submit your article. Benefits of publishing with 4open include:

  • Highly downloaded articles
  • Liberty APC
  • Regular special issues

Last year we congratulated the authors of New advances in the laboratory characterization of refractories: testing and modelling for winning the 2018 Alfred W. Allen Award. The authors are: Jacques Poirier, Eric Blond, Emmanuel de Bilbao, Rudy Michel, Antoine Coulon, Jean Gillibert, Michel Boussuge, Yang Zhang, David Ryckelynk, Gilles Dusserre, Thierry Cutard, and Paul Leplay.

In March, Professor Jacques Poirier of Polytech Orléans received the award at the American Ceramic Society's 55th Annual Symposium. EDP Sciences’ publishing editor, Ariana Fuga commented “I am delighted to congratulate Professor Poirier and all the authors once again.”

The Alfred W. Allen Award of the American Ceramic Society was established to “honour the legacy of an educator, technical contributor and supporter of the Refractory Ceramics Division”. The award committee biennially selects the author(s) of the paper which reflects the highest level of technical quality in the refractory ceramics field.

Metallurgical Research & Technology (MRT) is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal publishing original high-quality research papers in areas ranging from process metallurgy to metal product properties and applications of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys, including light-metals. To find out more or submit an article, please visit the Metallurgical Research & Technology website.

This is the third free article in the new ‘Key summaries’ series from 4open. The article offers an easy to understand description of the special issue: Disruption of homeostasis-induced signaling and crosstalk in the carcinogenesis paradigm “Epistemology of the origin of cancer” by Björn Brücher and Ijaz Jamall. This was recently published in 4open and reveals the robust evidence for their new hypothesis about the origins of most cancers.

The ‘Key summaries’ article uses non-technical language to help non-experts and other interested groups understand, in this instance, how cancer begins, develops and spreads.

“The hypothesis proposes that a chain of events underlies the vast majority of cancers... This concept will radically change how we perceive and treat cancer, and even allow us to prevent cancer in the first instance.”

Read the ‘Key summaries’ article - “New research challenges current thinking on cancer”
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This is the second free article in the new ‘Key summaries’ series from 4open. The article offers an easy to understand version of “German nursing shortage in hospitals - Homemade by Profititis?” by Björn Brücher and Daniela Deufert; a study recently published in 4open which examines the causes and consequences of a nurse shortage in German hospitals.

The ‘Key summaries’ article uses non-technical language to help non-experts and other interested groups understand, in this instance, “What is the primary role of healthcare – to make profits or care for patients?”

“The authors argue that business culture in healthcare has resulted in untenable staff cuts in the name of savings, and a heavy and largely unnecessary paperwork burden for staff.”

Read the ‘Key summaries’ article - “Pursuit of profit underlies German nursing shortage”
Read the original article - “German nursing shortage in hospitals - Homemade by Profititis?”

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Deux articles publiés dans des revues d’EDP Sciences,EPJ Applied Physics et Mechanics & Industry ont reçu le label «highly cited paper» sur Web of Science, à partir de données d’Essential Science IndicatorsSM. Seuls les 1% des articles ayant reçu le plus de citations atteignent ce statut.

Essential Science IndicatorsSM, hébergé sur la plate-forme InCites, identifie les articles les plus cités et partage ces données avec la base Web of Science de Clarivate Analytics. Les « highly cited papers » font partie de la tranche 1 % supérieure de chacun des 22 domaines d'ESI et sont définis comme suit: «… cet article très cité a reçu suffisamment de citations pour le placer dans le 1% supérieur de son domaine universitaire, sur la base d'un seuil pour ce domaine et l’année de publication. "

«Recent advances in the understanding of homogeneous dielectric barrier discharges» (Massines et al., 2009), publié dans EPJ Applied Physics, aborde la physique des décharges de barrière diélectrique homogènes à la pression atmosphérique ainsi que les mécanismes contrôlant l'homogénéité lors de la décomposition du gaz et du développement de la décharge.
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«The Onera elsA CFD software: input from research and feedback from industry» (Cambier et al., 2013), publié dans Mechanics & Industry, présente les avancées récentes concernant le logiciel Onera elsA CFD, issu de la recherche et de l'industrie, pour une large gamme d'applications aérospatiales.
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Visitez bit.ly/2K3c4B3 pour en savoir plus sur les revues d’EDP Sciences sur les sciences de la matière, ingénierie et technologie.

Astrophysique, mathématiques, médecine… EDP Sciences est un éditeur respecté et reconnu de livres, de revues et de conference proceedings, mais vous êtes-vous déjà demandé comment EDP Sciences a débuté? Comment Marie Curie a-t-elle été impliquée?

La nouvelle vidéo de nouvelles d'EDP Sciences fournit un aperçu fascinant de l'histoire de l'organisation et de ses activités actuelles. Faites un voyage dans le temps avec Marie Curie pour rencontrer ceux qui ont contribué à façonner notre organisation. Ils comprennent les lauréats du prix Nobel et les récipiendaires d'autres prix prestigieux. Depuis le début, EDP Sciences a misé sur l'innovation et mène maintenant d'importantes initiatives en matière d'open access et d'open science et soutient activement les chercheurs en début de carrière. Marie Curie et ses collègues fondateurs seraient fiers des développements et des réalisations depuis 1920 et seraient heureux de savoir que leur esprit de pionnier est toujours très présent.

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The 4open journal is currently looking for a volunteer PhD student or early career professional to assist in the management of the 4open Twitter account @4openjournal.

4open is a multidisciplinary open access journal that was launched by EDP Sciences in 2017 focussing on life sciences and medicine, chemistry, physics and mathematics. As the journal is attracting more submissions and generating more content, we would appreciate the help of an engaged individual who is interested in gaining experience in the academic publishing industry, and who wants a better insight into how a professional global publisher works.