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EDP Sciences signed an agreement to preserve Journals with Portico (April 2015)

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Portico to provide a permanent archive of the e-content for many of their key journals. Through this agreement, institutions participating in Portico’s E-Journal Preservation Service will be assured continued access to EDP Sciences content for generations of their scholars in the future.

Current data will be sent to Portico as soon as the e-journal is published, and a full list of the journals committed to the Portico archive is available at http://www.portico.org/digital-preservation/who-participates-in-portico/participating-publishers/edp.

For more information read Press Release (PDF).

Proceedings from CEA conferences (January 2015)

Web of Conferences has great pleasure to welcome to its platform the Proceedings from CEA conferences. This new website gathers the proceedings of conferences organized by CEA researchers and published by EDP Sciences via Web of Conferences.

CEA, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, is a prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.

New website for Web of Conferences (July 2013)

Web of Conferences is pleased to present its new website. More modern, more ergonomic and more complete, this new platform has been designed for an easy and fast access to all contents.

You will find your usual tools, enriched and improved in terms of technology and navigation: announcements of upcoming scientific events, free access to conference proceedings, news, list of collections, link to open access journals… You will also discover new contents designed for easier access to all relevant information to different audiences.

Web of Conferences is a major player in the publishing of scientific conference proceedings. This new interface is designed to make our offer clearer, and to highlight the quality of our services and the high-level of expertise.

EPJ celebrates 15th anniversary (June 2013)

EPJ 15th anniversary logo

The European publishing partnership for physics, The European Physical Journal (EPJ), celebrates its 15th year in 2013.

During this time, EPJ has launched new open access titles, either in response to the emergence of new research fields at the interface between more established subjects, or to fill obvious gaps in the EPJ catalogue. After the early launches of EPJ Web of Conferences (the open access proceedings repository) in 2009 and EPJ Photovoltaics in 2010, 2012 witnessed the launch of EPJ Data Science. This year, three new journals are about to join them: EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics, EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation and EPJ Quantum Technology. EPJ is also pleased to see EPJ C – Particles and Fields lined up for conversion into a fully open access journal under SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics).

In addition to these journals and in keeping with its commitment to raising the profile and impact of research in new emerging fields, EPJ has accurately identified and addressed other specific needs in the scientific community. The first example is EPJ Special Topics, launched in 2007 as the successor to Journal de Physique IV. The journal publishes only complete special issues and has rapidly reached an impact factor of 1.56. It is designed to address highly interdisciplinary topics, technical summary reports from research networks, and selected review-style theses of outstanding quality. A further example of a successful renewal is EPJ Plus, which serves as EPJ's general physics journal and moreover seeks to provide further insights into previously published work through the detailed documentation, verification and critical assessment of data and results.

The overall strategy of EPJ is to use its solid basis in the physics publishing landscape, i.e., its established sections EPJ A-E, to further develop the EPJ brand as a framework for the participating partners to launch new (open access) journals.

For more information please read this text written by the EPJ Steering Committee that has just been published in Europhysics News.

The scientific publisher EDP Sciences is committed to Open Access (April 2013)

EDP Sciences, a historical partner of the scientific communities, is rolling out EDP Open, its new Open Access portal.
The site is accessible at www.edp-open.org.

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EPJ Web of Conferences now indexed in Scopus (February 2013)

EPJ Web of Conferences is now indexed in Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of research literature. Scopus covers more than 20,500 titles from over 5,000 international publishers, in the scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences.

New EPJ portal (November 2012)

EPJ portal

EDP Sciences is pleased to present the new EPJ portal aggregating the latest editorial and scientific news from all of the "European Physical Journal" sections and the archives of predecessor journals.

The homepage presents the latest news and an overview of all the sections.

Articles are available either directly from the search engine, or within each section page from tabbed articles lists: most recent articles, most downloaded articles, all issues, and virtual issues gathering articles by topics or focus points.

For some journals (i.e. EPJE) tables of contents and article abstracts include a graphical abstract illustrating the article.

Access to the full text articles is provided by the publishers of the sections on their own publishing platforms.

Last but not least, a new search tool, including predecessor journals as archives, has been set up allowing facet search on the whole EPJ corpus.

Technically, this portal is hosted on the web-based publishing platform Vision4Press of EDP Sciences.

Hyperlinked references (September 2012)

EPJ Web of Conferences now provides online references, which are directly linked to the cited articles, via Crossref. This allows the readers to move from one article to another at the citation level, regardless of journal or publisher.

EPJ Web of Conferences also provides a citation tracking system.

EPJ Web of Conferences adopts the Creative Commons Attribution License (February 2012)

Up to now, EPJ Web of Conferences contents were published under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license. We are pleased to announce that the journal won’t restrict the commercial use of its contents any more. As a result, all open access contents at EPJ Web of Conferences will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The copyright will remain with the authors.

EPJ Web of Conferences indexed in CAS, Inspec and Web of Science (October 2009)

EPJ Web of Conferences is indexed in the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Inspec and Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Web of Science) bibliographic databases.

  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) monitors, indexes, and abstracts the world's chemistry-related literature and patents. These databases offer many scientific disciplines, including chemistry, biomedical sciences, engineering, materials science, physics, and more.
  • Inspec is the IEE's comprehensive index to literature in physics, electrical/electronic technology, computing, control engineering and information technology.
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index accessed via Web of Science, helps researchers access the published literature from the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide.