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4open now indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

We are pleased to announce that 4open has just been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) where it joins over 13,500 other high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. These journals cover all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities. Indexation in the DOAJ means 4open is in compliance with the open access policy of the DOAJ and meets all the strict criteria required for inclusion.

“The Directory of Open Access Journals is a service that indexes high quality, peer reviewed Open Access research journals, periodicals and their articles' metadata.” ( DOAJ DOAJ) The aim of the DOAJ is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content.

“As a journal expressly built on the four pillars of open science, I am very pleased 4open has been accepted into the DOAJ. It is an important step for the journal as research funders often require DOAJ indexing to release funding for OA publication charges,” commented Claus Roll, Senior Publishing Editor. “Furthermore, the DOAJ is used by many organizations worldwide as a guide to quality open access journals. Together with WAME, OASPA and COPE, the DOAJ has also established the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing, which are widely used in their own evaluation criteria for indexation.”

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“Statistical Inference in Copula Models and Markov Processes, Case Studies and Insights” – new Maths special issue published in 4open

4open is pleased to announce a new special issue “Statistical Inference in Copular Models and Markov Processes, Case Studies and Insights”, guest edited by Verónica Andrea González-López.

“Tail conditional probabilities to predict academic performance”, the first article in this special issue, by Verónica Andrea González-López, Marina Capelari Piovesana, and Nicolas Romano, quantifies the ability to predict performance in certain subjects based on the University of Campinas’ entrance exam.

This special issue follows the 16th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM 2018) where, as part of a special collaborative issue, welcomed submissions developed from research presented at this conference.

ICNAAM 2018 brought together a diverse range of researchers in the field of computational and applied mathematics and presented the latest research and findings in this area.

4open is a multidisciplinary open access journal. 4open is published by EDP Sciences under the auspices of the Société Française de Physique, and in partnership with Theodor-Billroth-Academy® & International Consortium of Research Excellence of the TBA®.

4open encourages submissions in the fields of natural sciences, medicine and technology, including materials sciences and engineering.

If you are interested in submitting an article to 4open, please visit the 4open website to read the instructions for authors and submit your article.

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"Advances in Researches of Quaternion Algebras” – new Maths special issue published in 4open

4open is pleased to announce the new special issue “Advances in Researches of Quaternion Algebras”, guest edited by Dr. Ivan Kyrchei.

This special issue follows the 16th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM 2018) where, as part of a special collaborative issue, 4open welcomed submissions developed from research presented at this conference.

ICNAAM 2018 brought together a diverse range of researchers in the field of computational and applied mathematics and presented the latest research and findings in this area.

4open is a multidisciplinary open access journal. 4open is published by EDP Sciences under the auspices of the Société Française de Physique, and in partnership with Theodor-Billroth-Academy® & International Consortium of Research Excellence of the TBA®.

4open encourages submissions in the fields of natural sciences, medicine and technology, including material sciences and engineering.

If you are interested in submitting an article to 4open, please visit the 4open website to read the instructions for authors and submit your article.

Benefits of publishing with 4open include:

  • Highly downloaded articles
  • Liberty APC
  • Regular special issues

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New Maths special issue announced in 4open

4open is pleased to announce the new special issue “Mathematical Models”, guest edited by Dr. Fernanda Ferreira and Dr. Flávio Ferreira.

This special issue follows the 16th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (ICNAAM 2018) where, as part of a special collaborative issue, 4open welcomed submissions developed from research presented at this conference.

ICNAAM 2018 brought together a diverse range of researchers in the field of computational and applied mathematics and presented the latest research and findings in this area.

4open is a multidisciplinary open access journal. 4open is published by EDP Sciences under the auspices of the Société Française de Physique, and in partnership with Theodor-Billroth-Academy® & Int’l Consortium of Research Excellence of the TBA®.

4open encourages submissions in the fields of natural sciences, medicine and technology, including material sciences and engineering.

If you are interested in submitting an article to 4open, please visit the 4open website to read the instructions for authors and submit your article. Benefits of publishing with 4open include:

  • Highly downloaded articles
  • Liberty APC
  • Regular special issues

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“New research challenges current thinking on cancer”

This is the third free article in the new ‘Key summaries’ series from 4open. The article offers an easy to understand description of the special issue: Disruption of homeostasis-induced signaling and crosstalk in the carcinogenesis paradigm “Epistemology of the origin of cancer” by Björn Brücher and Ijaz Jamall. This was recently published in 4open and reveals the robust evidence for their new hypothesis about the origins of most cancers.

The ‘Key summaries’ article uses non-technical language to help non-experts and other interested groups understand, in this instance, how cancer begins, develops and spreads.

“The hypothesis proposes that a chain of events underlies the vast majority of cancers... This concept will radically change how we perceive and treat cancer, and even allow us to prevent cancer in the first instance.”

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Read the original article - “Prelude and premise to the special issue: disruption of homeostasis-induced signaling and crosstalk in the carcinogenesis paradigm “Epistemology of the origin of cancer”

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Pursuit of profit underlies German nursing shortage

This is the second free article in the new ‘Key summaries’ series from 4open. The article offers an easy to understand version of “German nursing shortage in hospitals - Homemade by Profititis?” by Björn Brücher and Daniela Deufert; a study recently published in 4open which examines the causes and consequences of a nurse shortage in German hospitals.

The ‘Key summaries’ article uses non-technical language to help non-experts and other interested groups understand, in this instance, “What is the primary role of healthcare – to make profits or care for patients?”

“The authors argue that business culture in healthcare has resulted in untenable staff cuts in the name of savings, and a heavy and largely unnecessary paperwork burden for staff.”

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Professor Björn Brücher, Editor-in-Chief of 4open, appointed Member of the European Academy of Science and Arts

The German cancer surgeon and researcher is honored for his contribution to cancer research

With his election as a full member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea), Professor Brücher is one of a handful of scholars who deal with issues relevant to Europe in an interdisciplinary and cross-border manner. Among the approximately 2,000 members of the Academy worldwide, there are 32 Nobel Prize winners.

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Volunteer opportunity with 4open journal

The 4open journal is currently looking for a volunteer PhD student or early career professional to assist in the management of the 4open Twitter account @4openjournal.

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Researchers use open-access genetic data to reveal a unique picture of ageing

This is the first free article in the new ‘Key summaries’ series from 4open. The article offers an easy to understand version of “Visual gene network analysis of aging-specific gene co-expression in human indicates overlaps with immuno-pathological regulations” by Bibhu Parida et al., published in 4open in 2018, which examines the complex process of aging to identify a set of candidate genes that are involved in organism aging processes, using a microarray meta-analysis approach.

The ‘Key summaries’ article uses non-technical language and provides definitions to help non-experts understand, in this instance, “What happens to our bodies as we age, and why?”.

Using publicly available datasets, researchers have found that genes involved in infections and inflammatory responses are highly expressed with age, suggesting links between infection/inflammation and the ageing process."

Read the ‘Key summaries’ article - “Researchers use open-access genetic data to reveal a unique picture of ageing”

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New partnership announced between 4open and SciencePOD

4open, the multidisciplinary, open access journal that publishes all types of articles, from different fields in natural sciences, technology, and medicine, is pleased to announce a new partnership with SciencePOD to make the journal’s topical scientific content available to a wider audience.

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