Call for papers for 4open special issue: ICNAAM 2018

As part of a special collaborative issue, 4open is now welcoming contributions developed from research presented at the 16th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics ICNAAM 2018

4open encourages all contributing authors to develop their conference presentations into full papers that explore the research presented at the international meeting. The submission platform opens on the 15th September 2018, and articles will be published in early 2019. The issue will be edited by 4open Editor-in-Chief, Professor Theodore E. Simos.

ICNAAM 2018, held from 13th-18th September in Rhodes, Greece, brings together a diverse range of researchers in the field of computational and applied mathematics. The meeting allows researchers to discuss and share the latest research and findings in numerical analysis and applied mathematics.

Find out how to submit your paper to 4open here.

4open is an Open Access multi- and inter-disciplinary journal dedicated to publishing high-quality content adhering to excellence in all disciplines of science and research, including materials and engineering. All papers will be subject to full peer-review upon submission.

4open sign ASAPbio open letter on the publication of peer review reports

4open is pleased to support the initiative outlined in ASAPbio’s open letter to help improve transparency within peer review. Open peer review is one of the four key pillars upon which 4open is built, as the Journal believes it encourages a more holistic view of a published piece of work, allowing for more thorough critical evaluation.

In February 2018, members of the scholarly publishing community assembled to discuss upcoming advances regarding peer review techniques at The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Headquarters. This meeting resulted in the agreement that publishing peer review reports will improve the transparency of the publishing process.

Read a summary of the event here.

4open will implement this change in peer review policy early in 2019, enabling authors and peer reviewers to opt in or out of open peer review reports.

"Science belongs to no one – and to everyone" – an editorial by 4open Editor-in-Chief, Professor Björn Brücher

In the first article published in 4open, the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Björn LDM Brücher discusses several important aspects relating to scientific publishing in a modern, digital world.

4open will publish original multi- and inter-disciplinary scientific research and is currently inviting submissions; prospective authors are invited to read the Instructions for Authors page to find out more.


Four Pillars of Open Science: Open Code

This is the last post in our four-part blog series exploring Open Science; this week we focus on open code. You can still read the other blogs in this series on Open Access, Open Peer Review and Open Data. You can also sign up to email alerts to make sure you don’t miss out on any upcoming posts.


4open listed on Publons Journal List

4open is proud to announce that the journal has been included in the Publons Journal List. Publons, the service which "aims to speed up research by harnessing the power of peer review", encourages transparency in the peer review process for all involved - a theme that dominated the discussion during the recent Peer Review Week (September 11th-15th).


Four Pillars of Open Science: Open Data

This is the third blog post from our new series exploring Open Science, focussing on each foundational pillar in turn. This week our post focuses on open data.


Four Pillars of Open Science: Open Peer Review

This is the second blog post from our new series exploring Open Science, placing the spotlight on each of the four pillars that form its foundation. This week, in acknowledgment of Peer Review Week, our post will focus on Open Peer Review.


Four Pillars of Open Science: Open Access

This is the first blog post from our new series exploring Open Science, placing the spotlight on each of the four pillars that form its foundation. This first post focuses on Open Access.


Five reasons to submit to 4open

4open is a multi- and inter-disciplinary Open Access journal committed to excellence and integrity in academic scholarship. The journal was borne out of a shared desire among the editorial team to advance the four pillars of open science, to publish high quality scientific research, and bring it to the attention of a global audience.

You can read about the development of the journal from the Editors in Chief: Björn Brücher, Elias Brinks, and Theodore Simos - in our interview series.


Meet the 4open Editors-in-Chief: Prof. Theodore Simos

4open Interview series

In this blog series, you can discover more about the Editors-in-Chief of 4open. This week we’re talking to Professor Theodore Simos, who leads the editorial board for Mathematics and works with his fellow Editors-in-Chief on the broader development of the journal.