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We are proud to announce the publication of “Acoustics of the banjo: measurements and sound synthesis” by Jim Woodhouse, David Politzer, and Hossein Mansour. This is the first “Audio Article” to appear in Acta Acustica and introduces an exciting new article type with embedded audio files for ultra-rich content. A companion scientific article by the same authors is also available, “Acoustics of the banjo: theoretical and numerical modelling”.

Paris, France, 16 March 2021: For the first time, a comprehensive picture of China’s science, technology, and medical (STM) journals and papers is available in the English language. Covering “General Information of China’s STM Journals”, “Analysis of Papers Published by China’s STM Journals” and “Trends of Development of China’s Popular Science Journals”, the Blue Book on China’s Scientific Journal Development 2020 offers unique insights.

We are pleased to announce that the first scientific writing masterclass to be delivered by EDP Sciences in 2021 will take place online from 15 to 17 March.

Within the framework of EDP Sciences masterclass programme, this workshop is sponsored and hosted by Durham University (UK). Participants, 15 PhD students, all take part in i-CONN, a European training programme which consists of 10 Universities and three partner organisations across Europe and is funded by the European Commission under H2020.

New topical issue also includes the first paper published in “Agora – Scientific Reflections”.

On the occasion of its 10 year anniversary and to celebrate a decade of successful activity, The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate presents the “Topical Issue - 10 years of JSWSC”.

Paris, France, 4 March 2021: The partners involved in the “Accord national open access en France” (National Open Access Agreement in France) are pleased to announce that the agreement is exceeding their expectations when judged against key targets. The Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de l'Innovation (the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation - MESRI), the Couperin consortium, the Agence bibliographique de l'enseignement supérieur (Abes) and EDP Sciences are delighted with the results so far and agree that the excellent relationship between the partners has been a significant aspect of this success.

In 2020, we were proud to announce the launch of NESTOR (New Editorial System Tool for Research), a brand-new submission system and the first to fully integrate video submissions. Now, just a few months later, we are glad to confirm the full integration of ORCID in NESTOR. This development significantly increases the features and benefits offered by NESTOR and further cements EDP Sciences’ membership of ORCID.

We are pleased to announce that 23 EDP Sciences’ journals have recently been awarded the DOAJ Seal for best practice in open access publishing. Only around 10% of journals indexed in the DOAJ are awarded the DOAJ Seal, so it is a gratifying mark of recognition of the excellent work our journals are doing.

Have you ever wondered about the European Physical Journal (EPJ) series of journals and wanted to find out more? Three new videos outline the history and aims of the journals, why authors should consider them for submissions and how published work is disseminated.

It is with great pleasure that we announce an extension to the agreement between Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) German National Library of Science and Technology and Web of Conferences, the open access platform from EDP Sciences. The agreement offers a consortium discount of 15 percent for the publication of conference proceedings and has been extended for a further two years until the end of 2022.

To celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2020, we are delighted to have commissioned a souvenir poster from Morgane Parisi, Illustrator, Studio Brou.