A new journal in solid mechanics

Dear colleagues and friends,

Many of you know that with few motivated colleagues, we have been working on the creation of a new journal in solid mechanics.
Our main motivation was to create a journal, which would be completely free for authors and readers, a high quality journal free of any commercial interest.
And the work on the journal is almost completed, its name is 

Journal of Theoretical, Computational and Applied Mechanics (JTCAM) jtcam.episciences.org

and we are planning to start to receive first papers already in June.
The journal is based on the Overlay publication model, in which the preprints of submitted papers and accepted papers are to be stored on open-archives such as 
arXiv, HAL, engrxiv, that is what ensures zero charges for authors and readers.
It is a Diamond Open Access journal or fair-open access journal, without any Article Processing Charges!
All the authors keep their copyrights, and the Creative Commons (CC) licence will be attributed to all the papers, if no extra restriction is imposed by agencies funded the presented research.
The DOI for all the papers will be provided (and paid) by INRIA.FR and the journal will be referenced in various databases.
The journal and the publication policies are aligned with the ideas and principles of Open Science.

Recently, the journal was accepted by the Epi-Science commission and is hosted by episciences.org platform, which was created by CCSD, which also created HAL open archive.

Journal’s web-site is : jtcam.episciences.org
Do not hesitate to visit it, look through our constitution, editorial policy, scientific board, etc.

An important message for you.
At this stage, we are looking for candidates for the positions of Handling Editors (Associated Editors), who will take care of the organization of the review process for the journal.
The handling editors will be helped by the Scientific Board of renowned scientists and assisted by Managing Editors, who will take care of all technical aspects.
The call for applications is attached to my email and can be also downloaded from jtcam.episciences.org/page/editorial-boards,
here’s the direct link: jtcam.episciences.org/public/epijounralmechanics_call_associate_editors_final.pdf
The call is open until the 15th of May 2020. After this date, the Editorial Board will select the best candidates for these positions, at least eight Handling Editors will ensure the high-standard review process.

If you are passionate about Open Science, 
if you are interested in the future of Free and Fair Scientific Publications,
I invite you to share this information with your colleagues and/or I also invite you to consider applying for the honourable positions of Handling Editors of 
JTCAM, the first overlay journal in solid mechanics !

The last but not the least, we are looking forward to receiving your future papers for consideration of publication in JTCAM!

Kind regards,

P.S. If you are interested in being updated about the journal advancement, we could create a mailing list, please let me know.

Technical Editors: Vincent Acary (INRIA, France),François Gibier (Univ. Montpellier, France), Mathias Legrand (McGill Univ., Canada), Maurine Montagnat (CNRS, France), Vladislav A. Yastrebov (MINES Paris, France)

Vladislav A. YASTREBOV

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