Monthly Archives: June 2016

The EPJ app


About the new EPJ app that includes our journals, EPJ Data Science, EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics, EPJ Quantum Technology, and EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation.


New chapter of Journal of the European Optical Society Rapid Publications


(Guest post by Kai-Erik Peiponen, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the European Optical Society—Rapid Publications) The Journal of the European Optical Society Rapid Publications (JEOS: RP) started to publish in 2006 scientific articles in the fields of photonics and optics. JEOS: RP has started from 1st May, 2016 a new chapter, namely SpringerOpen is now our publishing partner. This… Read more »

Cardiac tissue engineering and carbon nanohorns


Researchers have struggled to develop good tissue scaffolds for engineering cardiac tissue for regenerative medicine. Now, researchers with the Chinese People’s Armed Police Forces have developed a scaffold using carbon nanohorns that shows promise. The therapeutic challenge is to repair damaged cardiac tissue (from myocardial infarctions) and reverse congestive heart failure. This kind of tissue… Read more »

FAQ about SpringerPlus

Why is SpringerPlus ceasing publication? Ultimately, we felt that SpringerPlus covered too wide a range of disciplines, from the natural sciences to engineering and the social sciences. These are very different research communities, with very different needs when submitting or transferring manuscripts, and a one-size-fits-all journal is not the solution. You can read more in… Read more »


A few words on sound science, megajournals, and an announcement about SpringerPlus


(Guest post by Steven Inchcoombe and Heinz Weinheimer) Some of the most exciting changes driven by the internet, and the development of open access publishing in the last few years include the explosion in sound science publishing, partly fuelled by megajournals. Publishers are still experimenting with the megajournal model. The STM Association describes megajournals as “characterized… Read more »


Solar coronal magnetic field measured with radio emission

EUV image

(Guest post by Kazumasa Iwai) In the solar corona, there exist various dynamical phenomena such as flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs), which are thought to be caused by the interactions between the coronal magnetic field and plasma. Hence, coronal science usually requires a precise measurement of coronal plasma parameters, such as the magnetic field,… Read more »