The 2022 OpenEdition Freemium for Journals bundle

The OpenEdition Freemium for Journals bundle is enriched with new journals each year on January 1st. Aimed at libraries and institutions, the offer includes 182 journals in the humanities and social sciences published on the OpenEdition Journals platform.

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On January 1st, five new journals were added to the bundle:

This spring, two other journals should be added to the bundle as bonus titles:

The brochure of the 2022 freemium journal bundle is available online. The list of freemium journals is regularly updated in the OpenEdition Journals catalog (access policy section).

Reminder of how the program works

Libraries and institutions can subscribe to a bundle of journals in the humanities and social sciences published on the OpenEdition Journals platform. In addition to the full text that is available to all readers in HTML format, the subscription provides permanent access to PDF and ePub files.

This program allows libraries to pursue an acquisition policy that both encourages the development of open access and complies with the needs of teaching, research and learning communities: no DRM or download quotas are applied.

The associated services make it straightforward to manage and integrate content into library catalogs and discovery tools.

A mutually-beneficial model

With this business model, 66,6% of the revenue generated is distributed to the journals of the bundle, while the last third is used for the development of the platform.

In a few years, the freemium bundle has grown from 85 journals to more than 180, allowing 56 journals to give up the embargo model.

Partner libraries and institutions

The OpenEdition Freemium for Journals offer now has more than 170 partner libraries and institutions.

In addition, some institutions are granted free access to the freemium journals, notably in partnership with the EIFL organization, which promotes access to knowledge in developing countries and countries in transition. Countries include: Armenia, Congo, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malawi, Moldova, Namibia, Nepal, Palestine, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Ukraine.

We warmly thank the partner institutions of the OpenEdition Freemium program for their support of open science.

For more information

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Cite this blog post
OpenEdition team (2022, March 11). The 2022 OpenEdition Freemium for Journals bundle. Open Electronic Publishing. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from

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