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 (the PCs used for the training are installed with Windows 7) ; good working knowledge of Word (Word 2010 is used for the exercises).

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.

2017-2018 sessions

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

OpenEdition Journals

  • Ocotber 23-24, 2017 (Paris)
  • November 13-14, 2017 (Paris)
  • December 11-12, 2017 (Paris)
  • January 15-16, 2018 (Marseille)
  • February 19-20,2018 (Paris)
  • March 8-9, 2018 (Paris)
  • April 23-24, 2018 (Paris)
  • May 24-25, 2018 (Marseille)
  • 21-22 juin 2018 (Paris)
  • July 5-6, 2018 (Marseille)

To register for training simply fill in the online form.

OpenEdition Books

  • December 7-8, 2017 (Paris)
  • April 12-13, 2018 (Paris)
  • June 11-12, 2018 (Marseille)

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.


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