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 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:

For further information, please contact Anne Simoneau, Sales Director,
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Best wishes,



*French academics to benefit from national open access deal with EDP

Paris, France 12 December 2017. Supported by the French Ministry of Higher
Education, Research and Innovation, EDP Sciences and 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.