FM3.1.02 — EDP Sciences and A&A: partnering to providing services to support the scientific community

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Aug 5th at 11:00 AM until 11:30 AM

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Author(s): Agnes Henri1

Institution(s): 1. EDP Sciences

Scholarly publishing is no longer about simply producing and packaging articles and sending out to subscribers. To be successful, as well as being global and digital, Publishers and their journals need to be fully engaged with their stakeholders (authors, readers, funders, libraries etc), and constantly developing new products and services to support their needs in the ever-changing environment that we work in.
Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A) is a high quality, major international Journal that belongs to the astronomical communities of a consortium of European and South American countries supported by ESO who sponsor the journal. EDP Sciences is a non-profit publisher belonging to several learned societies and is appointed by ESO to publish the journal.
Over the last decade, as well as publishing the results of worldwide astronomical and astrophysical research, A&A and EDP Sciences have worked in partnership to develop a wide range of services for the authors and readers of A&A:
- A specialist language editing service: to provide a clear and excellent level of English ensuring full understanding of the high-quality science.
- A flexible and progressive Open Access Policy including Gold and Green options and strong links with arXiv.
- Enriched articles: authors are able to enhance their articles using a wide range of rich media such as 3D models, videos and animations.
Multiple publishing formats: allowing readers to browse articles on multiple devices including eReaders and Kindles.
- “Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers”: In 2008 EDP Sciences and A&A set up the Scientific Writing for Young Astronomers (SWYA) School with the objective to teach early PhD Students how write correct and efficient scientific papers for different mediums (journals, proceedings, thesis manuscripts, etc.).