Publish your job opportunities in EPN

By Jessica Ekon. Published on 22 March 2016 in:
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You may have offers for employment positions in Physical sciences.

We are pleased to remind you that career opportunities may be published in Europhysics News, the news magazine of the European Physical Society. You may also place your vacancies on

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Featured in EPL

By Graeme Watt. Published on 22 March 2016 in:
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Recent updates and changes can always be found on the journal homepage.
Authors may now submit additional text content (e.g. tables of raw/analysed data, computer code, derivations of equations) to be associated with an article as supplementary material. This material must not be crucial to a reader’s understanding of the associated article but the explanatory text could provide an aid to some readers. Supplementary material must not be used to avoid the article length limit.

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Peerage of Science

By Janne Seppänen, Markus Ahlskog. Published on 23 November 2015 in:
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There is a broad consensus that Peer review is the cornerstone of academic publishing. However, there is also a widespread perception that it currenntly has severe problems. Peerage of Science [PoS] is a free service that proposes to solve the issues of peer review with a radically reworked reviewing process []. In the service, the author submits the manuscript to a single peer review process and the reviewed and revised manuscript is offered by PoS for concurrent consideration by any respected journal within the field. PoS features Open Engagement – any qualified, vetted scientists with user account can freely engage to review what they want.

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Future of Physics publishing

By Martina Knoop, Bart van Tiggelen. Published on 25 September 2014 in:
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In Paris, during the last week of August 2014, the largest European meeting of the community of solid state physicists to place. This meeting was co-organised by the EPS’ Condensed Matter Division [EPS CMD] and the Condensed Matter Division of the French Physical Society [SFP].
In a special (parallel) session on Wednesday afternoon, the “future of physics publishing” was discussed with an audience of around 100 participants. Bart van Tiggelen (CNRS and SFP) introduced the session with remarks about…

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Papercore: Scholar Database based on the wiki Principle

By Alexander K. Hartmann, Eike Bernhard, Thomas Severiens, Eberhard R. Hilf. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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The Papercore project is an open and free database for all scientists. Based on the wiki principle, Papercore allows scientists to write, store and edit summaries of scientific articles. Through this collective community process should make it possible to summarize large areas of knowledge efficiently.

Papercore was created by the research group “Computational Theoretical Physics” in collaboration with the Institute for Science Networking, both located at the University of Oldenburg, Germany…

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Assessment assessed

By John Dudley. Published on 28 June 2012 in:
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Physicists like numbers. We measure them, calculate them and use them to test experiment against theory.

Yet we also respect numbers. We appreciate their limitations and we take extreme care to educate students that numbers are open to misinterpretation. From the first years of university-level physics teaching we stress how measurements are affected by systematic and random errors and uncertainties, and we explain and distinguish the difference between accuracy (“truth”) and precision (“reproducibility”)…

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AAAS launches ‘Science & Diplomacy’ online quarterly

By Ian Randall. Published on 19 April 2012 in:
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A new online quarterly, Science & Diplomacy, has been launched by the Center for Science Diplomacy of the American Association for the Advancement of Science [AAAS]. The publication, which contains articles, editorials, letters and perspectives, is hoped will strengthen ties between international relations and science by providing a forum for discussion, and a resource, for stakeholders in the two disciplines. In addition, contributions – in the form of submissions or letters – are being encouraged…

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Morning on Open Access Gold model

By Martina Knoop. Published on 15 February 2012 in:
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A half-day session on the Open Access Gold model was organised on 19 January this year, at the Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris. The meeting, an initiative of the French Physical Society [SFP], was the first step in launching a discussion on the changing business models of French physics publications.

The event opened with an introduction to an innovative business model, SCOAP3, by CERN’s Jens Vigen; this was followed by a presentation on the current situation at the European Commission [EC], by the EC Open Access Policy…

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