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28th July 2021

The world’s first open research publishing platform dedicated to ‘Digital Twin’ is now open for submissions

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Discover the new open research publishing platform, now welcoming submissions on ‘Digital Twin’ from authors.

This first of its kind open research platform is now open for submissions: http://digitaltwin1.org/

Digital Twin is a rapid multidisciplinary open access publishing platform for researchers, practitioners and experts to publish state-of-the-art basic, scientific and applied research on digital twin technologies. Since digital twin encompasses many disciplines across STM, Beihang University partnered with open research publisher F1000, Taylor & Francis Group’s open research publishing arm, to create a global hub to accommodate new research outputs on digital twin.

Digital twin refers to a complex virtual model that constitutes the exact counterpart (or twin) of a physical thing. In principle, the ‘thing’ could be instantiated as any object in the physical world such as a car, a tunnel, a bridge, or even a jet engine. Data obtained from the physical ‘thing’ by means of advanced sensors can be fed back to the virtual model. Through immersive cyber-physical integration, digital twin makes visible the crucial information about the states, behaviours, and health of the physical ‘thing’ in the real world.

The Digital Twin platform covers all areas related to digital twin technologies, including broad fields such as smart manufacturing, civil and industrial engineering, healthcare, agriculture, and many others.

The platform enables all research outputs to be published open access, which means they are available for anyone to read. The published research will also follow F1000’s open science practices, such as open peer review, to assure quality and transparency.

“Digital twin has received unprecedented attention from academia and industry. Based on more refined and dynamic models as well as richer data drives, digital twin has played important values in various fields including aerospace, smart cities, construction, robotics, ships, automobiles, and more. Digital Twin aims to facilitate researchers and engineers to exchange ideas and share research findings, and to accelerate the innovations of digital twin. Digital Twin will enable all research outputs to benefit from rapid publication with no editorial bias, together with invited and open peer review, archiving and indexing. It will cover all application fields of digital twin, in all forms. – Fei Tao, Professor at Beihang University.

Digital Twin offers researchers an open and transparent peer review process and has a mandatory FAIR data policy to provide full and easy access to the source data underlying the results. It covers digital twin research spanning many fields of research and offers a variety of article types, from traditional research articles to study protocols, registered reports, data notes, case studies and much more.

Are you ready to submit your research? Visit the Digital Twin platform for more information.