Open access journals in signal processing—a new blog series about our 7 SpringerOpen EURASIP journals

In a series of blog posts, we’d like to provide you with some exciting insights into the open access signal processing journals that SpringerOpen publishes together with EURASIP (the European Association for Signal Processing), and also with some fascinating signal processing-related science. We will have interviews with the journals’ Editors-in-Chief, with leaders of the society itself, you will hear more about the special issues that these journals publish on hot topics, along with useful tips for your manuscript submission and more. So stay tuned!

The 7 open access journals that SpringerOpen publishes in collaboration with the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) cover different aspects of signal processing. The scope of the journals ranges from theoretical and practical aspects of signal processing, to audio, speech, music, image and video processing. These are complemented by bioinformatics, systems biology, wireless communications and networking, embedded systems, and information security aspects, all within the field of signal processing. One special feature of the journals is the ability to curate special issues, that the journals publish regularly on hot topics within their fields, in addition to individual articles.



logo_EURASIPEURASIP was founded in 1978 and their aim is “to improve the interaction between signal processing researchers, in Europe and elsewhere, ” according to Alle-Jan van der Veen, Director of Publications at EURASIP. He also stresses,  “providing a diversity of high-quality opportunities for journal publication is one of the primary goals of EURASIP.”

“Providing a diversity of high-quality opportunities for journal publication is one of the primary goals of EURASIP.”

So endorsing the 7 journals under the EURASIP umbrella was a logical step. And when it did so about 10 years ago, EURASIP demonstrated a pioneering spirit in various respects. They opted for open access journals at a time when open access “was highly controversial within the signal processing community,” as Jean-Luc Dugelay, Editor-in-Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing points out. “These journals were also the first ones to provide immediate publication of accepted papers, as there is no need to wait for the next available issue,” adds Alle-Jan van der Veen.

These decisions have paid off, as they “put the SpringerOpen EURASIP journals in a in very good position for future development,” according to Jean-Luc Dugelay. The Editor-in-Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, Erchin Serpedin, also believes that “open access helps the development of the journal,” Leonel Sousa, Editor-in-Chief of the EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems, adds that open access “facilitates the dissemination of the work and of the manuscripts in the future,” especially for practicing engineers not at academic institutions, “therefore being a clear advantage.”

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