Lodel users training

OpenEdition provides free training sessions on Lodel for the editorial teams of journals and books. Lodel is the digital publishing software used by the OpenEdition Journals and OpenEdition Books platforms.

Training sessions are organized regularly in Paris or Marseilles. Around 15 participants attend each session. The training takes place over two days, in-class. We do not offer distance training for the moment.

The aim of the sessions is to provide journal and book copy-editors and editorial teams using OpenEdition platforms with the skills and confidence to publish their publications with Lodel.

Please note that these training sessions are intended for users of Lodel and not for website developers. The installation of the software and the development of web templates are not covered. Furthermore, the IT rooms used for the training are equipped with PCs only.

Prerequisites: familiarity with Windows; good working knowledge of Word.

The training programme

  • Presentation of the Lodel software: principles, editorial objects and functioning mode
  • Presentation of the software interface
  • Creation and publication of documents
  • Learning document styles in word processing software with a view of importing them into Lodel
  • Style hints and tips. Orphan Notes software. Advanced functions: management of users’ indexes, annexes, images and multimedia documents.

2018-2019 sessions

More detailed schedules of upcoming training will soon be available on our web site.

OpenEdition Journals

  • September 24-25, 2018 (Marseille, OpenEdition)
  • October 22-23, 2018 (Marseille, OpenEdition)
  • November 07-08, 2018 (Paris, EHESS)
  • December 13-14, 2018 (Paris, EHESS)
  • January 17-18, 2019 (Marseille, OpenEdition)
  • February 26-27, 2019 (Paris, EHESS)
  • March 28-29, 2019 (Lyon, BU Lyon 3)
  • April 15-16, 2019 (Paris, EHESS)
  • May 23-24, 2019 (Marseille, OpenEdition)
  • June 12-13, 2019 (Paris, EHESS)
  • July 01-02, 2019 (Marseille, OpenEdition)

To register for training simply fill in the online form.

OpenEdition Books

  • November 15-16, 2018 (Paris, EHESS)
  • March 12-13, 2019 (Paris, EHESS)
  • May 13-14, 2019 (Marseille, OpenEdition)

To register for training simply fill in the online form.

Training site

École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), 105 bd Raspail, 75006 Paris.
OpenEdition, 22 rue John Maynard Keynes, 13013 Marseille.
Bibliothèque universitaire (Service commun de documentation) Jean Moulin, 6 rue Rollet, 69008 Lyon


One your registration form is sent, you will receive an answer as soon as possible. Prior to the session, the instructor will send you practical details.

In the event that you have to cancel, please inform us as soon as possible by e-mail at the following address: formations-lodel@openedition.org