OpenEdition Journals has launched!

On 8 December, the platform was replaced by OpenEdition Journals, as announced by our post in November.
All the journal sites hosted by OpenEdition have changed addresses, which now have the following form: (for example, for Sociologie du Travail, the address is:
A big thank you to the journals’ editorial committees and to all our partners for their cooperation in this first phase of modernizing our scientific journals platform!
We would like to remind our partner libraries using EZproxy to access our Freemium services to add the following URLs to their EZproxy configuration:

OpenEdition Journals in a few figures …

Created in 1999 under the name, the OpenEdition Journals platform now hosts more than 450 online publications, or 150,000 articles, 95% of which are in full text open access. In 2017, the OpenEdition Journals sites received an average of 4 million visits each month.

OpenEdition Journals in a few dates …

  • 1999 – Creation of Launch of with 2 online journals from Marin Dacos’s student room, on a server at the University of Avignon.
  • 2000
    – 1,000 subscribers to the newsletter (Lettre de
    – Creation of the internal search engine that allows users to perform a full-text search of all content on
    – Launch of Calenda, the social science calendar.
  • 2001: 4,500 subscribers to the newsletter and 8 online journals on
  • 2002: First editorial board and 8,000 subscribers to the Lettre de
  • 2006: 20,000 subscribers to the Lettre de
  • 2007
    – becomes a member of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
    – 100 journals online on
    – Cybergéo, a digital journal created in 1996, joins
    – Creation of the Centre for Open Electronic Publishing (Cléo).
  • 2008
    – 100 journals online on
    – First training in Lodel digital publishing software in Canada.
    – The first stages of internationalization with the introduction of multi-language browsing on the site of the journal Nuevo Mundo.
  • 2009
    – 200 journals are members of
    – New model for with a catalogue, a more powerful search engine and browsing in multiple languages.
    – Pooling of the and Persée collections.
    – is on Twitter under the name @openeditionsays.
    – New OAI-PMH repository, allowing the platform to deliver more structured data.
    – Launch of Hypothesis, a platform of research blogs.
  • 2010
    – Inauguration of the Bookserver, which provides access to content from mobile devices (ePub format).
    – Launch of the OpenEdition Freemium programme for libraries and their users.
    – is fully compatible with Zotero, free bibliographic reference management software developed by the Center for History and New Media.
  • 2011:
    Launch of the OpenEdition portal, bringing together the, Calenda and Hypotheses platforms.
    Launch of LusOpenEdition.
  • 2012
    – 100 journals are referenced in the DOAJ.
    – The Cléo publishes and names its own XML-TEI schema: “TEI OpenEdition”.
    – Launch of the digitization support programme, the “15,000 Books Programme”.
    – Launch of OpenEdition Press.
  • 2013
    – 300 online journals on
    – Inauguration of the OpenEdition Books book platform.
  • 2014
    – OpenEdition Lab launches Bilbo, the bibliographic robot.
    – Update of the OpenEdition interface, notably the and Hypotheses catalogues.
    – Launch of OpenEdition Italia.
  • 2015
    – OpenEdition tests an open peer review system for articles, in partnership with the journal Vertigo.
    – Partnership and new referencing campaign with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).
  • 2016
    – OpenEdition is officially recognized as a national research infrastructure by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.
    – OpenEdition is co-awarded two European project tenders (Operas-D and Hirmeos).
  • 2017
    – Launch of OpenEdition Journals.
    – Over 460 online journals on OpenEdition Journals.
    – Over 4,700 books in the OpenEdition Books catalogue.
    – Nearly 2,500 research books in the Hypotheses catalogue.
    – Calenda has published over 37,000 events.

See the complete history of OpenEdition.

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OpenEdition team (December 13, 2017). OpenEdition Journals has launched! Open Electronic Publishing. Retrieved July 21, 2024 from

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