EDP Sciences, Édition Diffusion Presse Sciences, is an STM publisher that works closely with the scientific world. It specialises in the communication and dissemination of scientific information to specialist and general audiences alike (general public, decision-makers, teachers, etc.). EDP Sciences produces and publishes international journals, books, conferences and internet sites with a predominantly scientific or technical content.

EDP Sciences
Country of originFrance
Headquarters locationLes Ulis
Nonfiction topicsChemistry, Engineering & Technology, General Knowledge, Health Sciences & Dentistry, Life Sciences, Mathematics & Computer Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Social Sciences & Humanities
Owner(s)Société Française de Physique, Société Chimique de France, Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles and Société française d'optique
Official websitewww.edpsciences.org

EDP Sciences is a publishing house owned by learned societies and run by publishing professionals.



EDP Sciences was founded in 1920 under the name La Société du Journal de Physique et Le Radium. It thus took over the publication of the Journal de Physique (established in 1872) on the occasion of its merger with the journal Le Radium (created in 1904). Among the founders figure the Société Française de Physique and several renowned scientists and industrialists: Antoine Béclère, Louis De Broglie, Marie Curie, Paul Langevin, Louis Lumière, Jean Perrin, and Léon Brillouin, as well as patrons such as Albert I, Prince of Monaco.

The company continued to publish the different sections of the Journal de Physique until the 80s, at which point it started expanding into other areas of physics, particularly astrophysics. Likewise, the company expanded into the publication of books.

Finally, in 1997, it was decided to expand and develop the company in the direction of other scientific communities. This development led the company to change its previous name Les Éditions de Physique to EDP Sciences, which means Édition Diffusion Presse Sciences, in 1998. With almost 50 international online journals (most of them are indexed in the major databases, such as Web of Science and Scopus), as well as about a hundred websites, EDP Sciences is considered as the first independent French editor, concerning the publishing of international academic journals. Many partnerships with European editors, such as Cambridge University Press and Springer, have been developed.

EDP Sciences is under the joint ownership of the Société Française de Physique, the Société Chimique de France, the Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles and the Société française d'optique.

Nowadays, EDP Sciences is a publishing group gathering several entities:

  • EDP Sciences, the publishing partner of the scientific communities;
  • EDP Santé, the medical branch of the company;
  • EDP Open, the platform for open access journals.


  • Chemistry
  • General Knowledge
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Health Sciences & Dentistry
  • Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Life Sciences


Today, the company publishes more than 50 scientific journals, both paper and electronic, but also professional magazines in the Physics domain (Photoniques, Europhysics News...) and in Health Sciences (Audio Infos, Basse Vision Infos, L'entreprise officinale, Orthophile, Indépendentaire...).It also manages the publishing of several books every year: monographs at Master's level or higher, as well as undergraduate teaching texts, professional works and popular science books.

Examples of journals
Title Themes Scientific partnership Impact Factor
Astronomy and Astrophysics Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics European Southern Observatory (ESO) 5.185 (2015)
ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations Mathematics and Computer Science Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI) 0.758
ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis Mathematics and Computer Science Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles (SMAI) 1.218
European Physical Journal Applied Physics (EPJ AP) Engineering & Technology, Physics CNRS - European Physical Society (EPS) 0.771
Hydroécologie appliquée Engineering & Technology, Social Sciences & Humanities, General Knowledge, Health Sciences, Life Sciences EDF
Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems (KMAE) Life Sciences Office national de l'eau et des milieux aquatiques (ONEMA) 1.520
Mécanique et industrie Engineering & Technology, Physics Association française de mécanique (AFM) 0.221
L'Orthodontie française Health Sciences & Dentistry Société française d'orthopédie dento-faciale (SFODF)
Parasite Life Sciences Société Française de Parasitologie 2.069 (2017)
Revue d'Orthopédie Dento-Faciale Health Sciences & Dentistry Association de la Revue d’Orthopédie Dento-Faciale

Open AccessEdit

EDP Sciences supports the development of Open Access journals in the context of its support of scientific communities. Part of its catalogue of journals is already in total (gold) or partial (green) open access, and EDP Sciences is rated a "green publisher" by the SHERPA/RoMEO site.[1]EDP Sciences is also a member of OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association), which is an organisation set up to support and represent the interests of open access journal publishers in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines.

Web of ConferencesEdit

Web of Conferences is a portal entirely dedicated to scientific conferences. It offers an international meetings calendar and a space collecting all the conference proceedings published by EDP Sciences. It also provides a complete and flexible proceedings publishing service.


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