Four platforms

The four OpenEdition platforms

OpenEdition is a comprehensive electronic infrastructure for academic communication in the humanities and social sciences. It combines four platforms dedicated to books, journals, research blogs, and academic announcements respectively. With their majority of Open Access content, the four platforms receive 4 million visits per month worldwide. Complimentary services are offered via libraries and subscribing institutions.

OpenEdition Books, online books platform

Inaugurated in 2013, this new platform offers nearly 1700 books in the humanities and social sciences from 45 different publishers. By 2020, 16,000 books will be available online. Books are available on each publisher's dedicated space. Over half the catalogue is available on Open Access in HTML format, and can be cited, printed, and embedded on external sites.

The aim of OpenEdition Books is to build an international library for the digital humanities, by encouraging publishers to develop Open Access in the long-term. The platform promotes books in all languages and in all fields of research in the humanities and social sciences.

URL :, the online journal platform is a journals platform for the humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1999, it is now home to 400 online publications. Of our 100 000 articles, 95% are available in full-text access. sets out to promote academic electronic publishing in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. It encourages the adoption of Open Access, while respecting publications' own financial position. Some journals publish a printed edition in parallel, while others are exclusively electronic. All journals have their own peer review committee and/or have other procedures guaranteeing the quality of published contributions.


Hypotheses, research blog platform

Founded in 2009, Hypotheses today hosts 1000 blogs fed by a community of 10 000 bloggers from around the world. The platform receives 1 million visits per month. All content is in Open Access.

Hypotheses hosts various types of blog: research, fieldwork, seminar, and monitoring blogs, etc. The platform itself is organised into linguistic subdivisions which correspond to French-speaking, German-speaking, and Spanish-speaking bloggers.


Calenda, the humanities and social sciences diary

Calenda is an online platform dedicated to research news in the humanities and social sciences. Founded in 2000, it has now published nearly 28,000 announcements for academic events on Open Access, and received over 200,000 visits per month.

Calenda publishes in all languages, with priority given to conferences, study day and seminar programmes, conference cycles, employment and research grants offers, and calls for contributions to conferences, study days, or journals' theme issues.