The purpose of the collection is to help the Institut Pascal to publish white papers (in open access) associated with its thematic programmes. These thematic programmes attract high-level scientists and PhD students from all over the world and enable young researchers to address and deepen their understanding of the latest developments in their research field. The ‘Cahiers’ therefore provide a record of the science that takes place during these meetings.
The first ‘Cahier’ to be published, Reimagine Physics Teaching: a workshop designed to sparkle exchanges and creativity, captures a workshop held at the Institut Pascal in May 2022. It can be viewed here. The idea of a dedicated collection was first floated in 2020 and discussions to define the project continued for a couple of years. Since the scope was agreed in November 2022, it has taken only six months to realise the project.
The new journal collection is independent of other Web of Conferences publications and bears some of the characteristics of traditional journals. There is an Editorial Board, for example, which is currently Chaired by Yves Balkanski, CEA and Institut Pascal, Université Paris-Saclay. Each ‘Cahier’ resembles a journal article complete with authors, an abstract, keywords, references and a DOI registered through Crossref indexation. Readers can sign up for free e-mail alerts to stay up to date with the latest ‘Cahiers’ on the collection’s website.
The Cahiers de l'Institut Pascal collection demonstrates how Web of Conferences can support organisations to fulfil their missions by offering an online space to showcase and archive their events, conference proceedings, publications and other important resources in an accessible and attractive way.
“We are delighted to collaborate on an innovative journal collection that will enable the Institut Pascal to formally publish its ‘Cahiers’ through our production and hosting services,” commented Solange Guéhot, Publishing Editor, EDP Sciences. “Our Collections continue to evolve in response to individual needs and requests and we are always happy to receive new proposals from learned societies, research institutes, universities and scientific associations.”