EDP Sciences is pleased to announce that Isabelle Auffret-Babak has joined the editorial team as Publishing Editor. Isabelle will primarily focus her efforts on the development of 4open, one of EDP Sciences’ flagship journals supporting open science. Additionally, she will support experienced colleagues in growing EDP Sciences’ journals and collection of books in physics, especially in the areas of atomic and molecular physics and optics.

Isabelle Auffret-Babak comes to EDP Sciences after more than 18 years at IOP Publishing (Bristol, UK) where she occupied various positions. She started as Publishing Editor, looking after the peer review process of manuscripts, and then became Publisher and later Executive Editor. These latter two roles required Isabelle to conceive strategies for the editorial development of journals, and, more broadly, provide input into the development of IOP Publishing’s journals portfolio. Over the years, Isabelle was involved in several major projects dealing with data publishing, the switch between editorial systems, and the training of young scientists to write scientific papers to name but a few.

France Citrini, Associate Publishing Director, commented “We’re delighted to welcome Isabelle to our team. Her extensive experience in journal management will benefit EDP Sciences hugely, particularly around peer-review and editorial development. 4open is still in an exciting phase of early development and Isabelle arrives at a good moment to help attract articles in physics. Her support on our books programme and development of special issues for journals will help to enhance our publications in physics and the specific areas of atomic and molecular physics and optics.”

Upon starting her position, Isabelle said “I feel very excited to be working on 4open, a journal both at the forefront of the requirements for Open Science and showing so much potential for development. I am also impressed by the creativity, knowledge and enthusiasm of colleagues here, so look forward to contributing to the success of EDP Sciences and the expansion of its international visibility.”

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