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The Journal of ExtraCorporeal Technology moves to EDP Sciences and becomes fully open access

We are delighted to introduce >National Science Open (NSO), a new international, peer-reviewed, open access journal. NSO disseminates the most influential research of profound impact in advancing human knowledge, covering the full arc of natural sciences and engineering and is supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is led by Editor-in-Chief, Professor Yue Zhang, University of Science and Technology Beijing. There are also six Executive Editors-in-Chief representing different disciplines and all of them are members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Les métaux et matériaux stratégiques sont le plus souvent relativement rares ou difficilement accessibles, inégalement répartis sur la planète, mais mondialement indispensables dans des utilisations industrielles stratégiques, notamment la décarbonation de l’Energie dans toutes ses applications industrielles et environnementales.

Les conflits géopolitiques actuels ne font qu’amplifier l’importance de ce thème, car ces matériaux sont indispensables à la vie d’un Etat et leur manque entraine des impacts industriels et économiques négatifs importants, liés à un approvisionnement ou à une exploitation difficile.

The theme of International Open Access Week 2022 is “Open for Climate Justice”.

“Sharing knowledge is a human right, and tackling the climate crisis requires the rapid exchange of knowledge across geographic, economic, and disciplinary boundaries.”

Congratulations to our longstanding colleague, Alain Aspect, Université Paris-Saclay and École Polytechnique, France, for his award of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 and to John F. Clauser, USA and Anton Zeilinger, University of Vienna, Austria who also receive the award. According to the official press release, the new laureates have been recognised “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science”. The three physicists “have each conducted groundbreaking experiments using entangled quantum states… Their results have cleared the way for new technology based upon quantum information.”.

We are pleased to highlight the recently completed EPJ B topical issue on “Evolutionary Game Theory”. The special issue contains over twenty articles, some of which are open access. The whole issue is free to read until 9 November 2022.

This year, Peer Review Week 2022 (PRW 2022) is celebrating “the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality” with a focus on “Research Integrity: Creating and supporting trust in research”. We are grateful to this annual event for highlighting the important role peer reviewers play in science publishing. So, before we continue, a heartfelt thank you to all our reviewers and anyone who helps to support peer review.

It is with great pleasure that we are extending our Science Publishing Masterclasses to Chinese researchers and students through a series of four online sessions running from September to December 2022. The sessions relate to journals publishing and begin in September with an “Introduction to scientific publishing” followed by “How to write a scientific research paper”, “How to publish your research paper” and “Open science, Open access”.

We are pleased to announce an agreement with ResearchGate for the hosting (“Version of Record Hosting”) of content from the majority of our open access journals. The agreement consists of a pilot program until the end of 2023 and initially, only includes open access journals. The titles are all peer-reviewed and cover a range of disciplines; they include the Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate, Acta Acustica and all six Web of Conferences proceedings journals – see the full list below.

We are pleased to report that the proceedings of the 12th South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics (SACAM 2020), published in MATEC Web of Conferences, have been specially selected for indexation in Scopus.