From: Jane Wiejak <[log in to unmask]> Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:02:22 +0000 Dear moderator, I thought readers of this listserv would be interested to know that today EDP Sciences and Couperin.org signed a significant five-year Open Access deal, which enables all authors from participating French institutions to publish in EDP Sciences’ publications under an Open Access CC-BY license. The full press release is available at this link: http://bit.ly/2l1T8GL For further information, please contact Anne Simoneau, Sales Director, [log in to unmask] Best wishes, Jane ----- *French academics to benefit from national open access deal with EDP Sciences* Paris, France 12 December 2017. Supported by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, EDP Sciences and Couperin.org the national consortium for academics in France, have signed a significant 5-year open access deal. Through this deal, all authors from French institutions participating in the agreement, including world leading research centers, universities and engineering schools are now able to choose to publish their articles under an open access CC-BY license in a large selection of EDP Sciences journals regardless of whether their institution has a current subscription or not. Whilst open access publication is at the heart of this significant agreement, in addition, all participating higher education and research institutes based in France gain access to the full collection of academic journals published by EDP Sciences, most of which are owned by learned societies. This gives French researchers unrestricted exchange and access to scientific information within their global scientific communities, assuring unrestricted advancement of science.