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.

These trainings are regularly organized in Marseilles, Paris or Lyon. Due to the sanitary context, each session will count 8 participants. The Lodel users training takes place over two days, face-to-face. Our team is currently working on the implementation of a distance training (first session scheduled for early 2021).

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.

2020-2021 sessions

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

OpenEdition Journals

  • September, 1-2, 2020 (Marseille, OpenEdition)
  • October, 8-9, 2020 (Paris, Bulac)*
  • November, 19-20, 2020 (Marseille, OpenEdition)
  • December, 17-18, 2020 (Paris, Bulac)*
  • January, 21-22, 2021 (Marseille, OpenEdition)
  • February, 4-5, 2021 (Paris, Bulac)*
  • (To be specified) March 2021 (Lyon, BU Lyon 3, site de la Manufacture)
  •  April, 8-9, 2021 (Paris, Bulac)*
  • May, 20-21, 2021 (Marseille, OpenEdition)
  • June, 10-11, 2021 (Paris, Bulac)*
  • July, 5-6, 2021 (Marseille, OpenEdition)

* For this place, bringing a computer on which Word is set up is mandatory

To register for training simply fill in the online form.

OpenEdition Books

  • No session at the moment.

To register for training simply fill in the online form.

Training site

Bulac, Bibliothèque universitaire des langues et civilisations, 65 rue des Grands Moulins 75013 Paris (go to the reception desk, training room on the ground floor)

OpenEdition, 22 rue John Maynard Keynes, 13013 Marseille.

Bibliothèque du Palais, Training room, 15 quai Claude Bernard 69007 Lyon (on the banks of the Rhône) or BU de Lyon 3, Manufacture site


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