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OpenEdition is a comprehensive digital publishing infrastructure whose objective is to promote research in the humanities and social sciences.OpenEdition has developed three other platforms: OpenEdition Books (monographs and edited volumes); Hypotheses (research blogs); and Calenda (a calendar of academic events). OpenEdition is run by the Centre for Open Electronic Publishing (Cléo), a public and non-profit initiative supported by prestigious research organizations. Its overall aim is to promote open access digital publishing.

1/ OpenEdition Journals is a journals platform for the humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1999 under the name of, it is now home to 450 online publications. Of our 150 000 articles, 95% are available in full-text access. In 2017, OpenEdition Journals websites received 4 million visits per month. It is open to journals wishing to publish full-text content online. OpenEdition Journals promotes research by publishing tens of thousands of academic texts online. The aim of the platform is to promote academic digital publishing while respecting the economic equilibrium of publications. guarantees the editorial independence of journals and book series and provides innovative possibilities in the sphere of digital publishing. Each journal site benefits from a range of features including content structuring, article citability, long-term access to data, interoperability with other systems, targeted referencing, and access to downloadable formats, etc. Editorial teams are able to upload new issues themselves using the software Lodel. Lodel is a digital publishing software programme specially designed to publish long and complex texts within a highly structured publication environment. Lodel adheres to online publishing standards (Dublin Core, RSS, OAI-PMH) and produces documents in XML-TEI format. See the platform’s website: OpenEdition Journals has a multilingual interface (the main languages used are FR, EN, IT, ES, PT and DE). Other languages can be added to the interface. The platform is able to accommodate various writing systems in Unicode: the full Latin alphabet, Polytonic Greek, Cyrillic, diacritics, RTL for Semitic languages (Arabic, Hebrew).

2/ Hypotheses hosts several thousand blogs covering all areas of the humanities and social sciences. The texts are in open access. They are not aimed exclusively at specialists and may be of interest to a broad readership. Each day our team showcases new posts. Founded in 2009, Hypotheses now hosts several thousand blogs, produced by a vast community of bloggers from countries the world over. The platform receives over a million visits each month (view statistics here : In addition, Hypotheses publishes content in a wide range of languages. It is possible to browse the platform in the most commonly used languages on Hypotheses: French, German, Spanish and English. See the platform’s website:

3/ Calenda is an online and open access calendar for the humanities and social sciences, available in several languages. Launched in 2000, it aims to offer research staff in the humanities and social sciences with a means to stay informed about academic events that are likely to be of interest to them. Thanks to its stable URLs, it offers an archive of academic life in the humanities and social sciences. All the published announcements are filed and remained accessible at the same address. Calenda depends on its community of users to suggest upcoming scientific events, via an online form. Calenda is an OpenEdition project developed by the OpenEdition Center (USR 2004, formerly the Centre for Open Electronic Publishing, Cléo-UMS 3287). It is supported by Aix-Marseille University, the CNRS, the EHESS, and the University of Avignon/Pays de Vaucluse. Its work is aligned with the Bibliothèque Scientifique Numérique (BSN).

4/ OpenEdition Books is a web platform for books in the humanities and social sciences. More than half of them are available in Open Access. Additional services are available through subscribing libraries and institutions. This newest addition to the OpenEdition portal, disseminates monographs and edited volumes published by partner humanities publishers. Its aim is to build an international library for the digital humanities while encouraging publishers to contribute to open access over the long term. The portal is open to publications from most languages covering all areas of cultural life and all historical periods. OpenEdition Books was launched in February 2013 and since that moment, the number of visits has been increasing constantly. See the platform’s site: OpenEdition Books has a multilingual interface in French, English, Spanish and Italian.

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