OpenEdition Center has an active policy of building partnerships, particularly with actors involved in research, training, communication and knowledge dissemination, both in France and abroad. This policy aims to facilitate the appropriation of OpenEdition’s services and content.

European and international consortia


The Association of European University Presses is a consortium backed by public institutions, bringing together around fourty European university presses and offering a common catalogue.
OpenEdition is a patron member of the AEUP.


The Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (formerly known as CREPUQ) is a voluntary coalition of Québec universities, whose mission is to promote dialogue between Québec university administrators, support their deliberations on joint initiatives, and make services available to the universities that need to perform their functions, particularly in the areas of teaching, research and administration.


The "Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de la Communauté française de Belgique" (BICfB) seeks to promote, coordinate and develop a common policy for scholarly literature among university libraries.


CrossRef is an official registration agency for Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs). Launched in the early 2000s as part of a cooperative effort by publishers to enable the standardization of digital objects, particularly online academic journals, CrossRef is the common name used by the Publishers International Linking Association (PILA).
Marin Dacos is a member of the Board of Directors of Crossref on behalf of OpenEdition.


DARIAH is a European infrastructure for the digital humanities.
The OpenEdition Journals, OpenEdition Books, Calenda and Hypotheses platforms are available to DARIAH members to disseminate their publications.


The Directory of Open Access Books is an international directory of open access scientific books.
In 2019, OpenEdition and OAPEN Foundation (Netherlands) created the DOAB Foundation to promote bibliodiversity in Open Science.


The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is an international directory of open access scientific journals.
OpenEdition is a member publisher and sponsor of the DOAJ.


EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) is a not-for-profit organization that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge in developing and transition economy countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.

OAPEN (Netherlands)

The Open Access Publishing in European Networks (OAPEN) Foundation offers a way to deposit and disseminate scientific monographs in open access via the OAPEN Library and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB).
OpenEdition and OAPEN are co-owners of the DOAB, whose development they co-manage.


The mission of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association is to support and represent the interests of publishers of open access journals and books in all scientific disciplines.
OpenEdition is a member of OASPA and participates in its various activities for the development of open access to scientific publications.

SPARC Europe

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition Europe brings together academic and research libraries, library associations and research institutions in favour of open access.
OpenEdition is a member of SPARC Europe.

Infrastructures and research centres

CCSD (France)

The CCSD (Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe/Center for Direct Scientific Communication – UPS 2275) is a CNRS service unit, created in late 2000 and principally focused on the creation of open archives.
The CCSD provides hosting services to the Cléo. The two units also work together in several areas of scientific information. 

CRIA (Portugal)

Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA) is a Portuguese research centre based in Lisbon and supported by four Portuguese universities.
The CRIA makes its infrastructure available to OpenEdition Center during training activities.

Huma-Num (France)

Huma-Num is a large-scale research infrastructure (très grande infrastructure de recherche) that offers a set of shared services and tools for processing, distributing and preserving data.
OpenEdition works with Huma-Num in the fields of digital humanities: animating the VCC3 within Dariah, indexing its contents via Isidore, and long-term archiving of data. Pierre Mounier is a member of the Huma-Num Scientific Board.

INIST (France)

The INIST draws upon one of the largest collections of scientific publications in Europe to offer a wide range of information retrieval services: document supply, an electronic catalogue of the documentary archive, bibliographic databases, and information portals allowing shared access to digital resources.
The INIST and OpenEdition partner on the editorial preparation and translation of metadata for several publications on OpenEdition. As part of the reform of the INIST, this partnership is developing significantly. In addition, OpenEdition is working with INIST to set up tutorials for readers and professionals.

LSIS (France)

The Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Information et des Systèmes (Laboratory of Information Sciences and Systems, LSIS) is a joint research unit (CNRS, AMU, ENSAM, USTV) bringing together nearly 200 researchers in computer science, particularly in the fields of information processes and systems modelling, information retrieval, data mining, and usage technology.
The LSIS is a partner of OpenEdition on the Bilbo, Inter-textes and Agora-web projects. 
In addition, it is a founder member of the DILOH Equipex (Equipment of Excellence).

Max Weber Stiftung (Germany)

The Max Weber Foundation is a German institution comprising ten humanities research institutes located in Paris, Rome, London, Washington, Tokyo, Istanbul, Beirut, Moscow and Warsaw. Its purpose is to support research in different countries to promote mutual understanding between Germany and these countries.
The partnership between OpenEdition and the Max Weber Foundation focuses on the development of a German-speaking community on the Hypothesis platform and is gradually expanding to collaborations on other editorial formats, such as books and journals.

Consortia of academics, universities and university presses

Abes (France)

Bibliographic agency of higher education (Agence bibliographique de l’enseignement supérieur).
As part of the Circles programme, the Abes delegates the enrichment of our records in UNIMARC format to the Common Documentation Service of Tours, which is responsible for making them available to all French university libraries in the SUDOC shared catalogue. Contributed to the negotiations to set up a procurement group (Groupement de commande) in 2018.

AEDRES (France)

The Association des éditeurs de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur (Association of Publishers of Research and Higher Education, AEDRES) brings together 35 publishers connected to universities, higher education schools and scientific institutions. It supports their common mission of disseminating and exploiting knowledge.
Development of a common document processing chain in XML format partnership with Caen University Press.

BULAC (France)

The BULAC (University Library for Languages and Civilisations Studies) is an academic library, open to all, specializing in the languages and civilizations of the cultural spaces of the non-Western world.
BULAC supports the development of Hypotheses by providing our team with fully equipped training rooms, allowing us to conduct free and open to all Hypotheses training sessions in Paris on a regular basis.

CIFNAL / CRL (United States)

The purpose of the Collaboratif international des fonds documentaires en langue française (CIFNAL) is to promote and facilitate the cooperative exchange of ideas and resources between French and North American research libraries.
Negotiation of the Freemium offer and development of a community of member partner libraries from the Center of Research Libraries (CRL).


An umbrella consortium of academic and research institutions for access to digital publications. Annually negotiates with the Freemium service the price and the services of our offers, in particular for OEFJ. Negotiated the termes and conditions in the setting up of the procurement group (Groupement de commande) with the Abes and the setting up of the bundle of 1,195 books for the ISTEX project.

Presses universitaires de Caen (France)

The Presses universitaires de Caen publish the work of the research teams at the University of Caen Basse-Normandie and French or foreign researchers associated with them. Publications, online or in print, are mainly in the humanities and social sciences.
Development of a common document processing chain in XML format, in partnership with the AEDRES.

URFIST network (France)

Created in 1982, the URFISTs (Regional Units for Training in Scientific and Technical Information) are responsible for developing a command of scientific and technical information (STI) in higher education and research. Their missions span training, monitoring, expertise and educational and scientific output. The URFISTs are located in Paris, Nice, Rennes, Lyon, Strasbourg, Bordeaux and Toulouse.
The partnership between OpenEdition and the URFISTs allows for the organization of training courses for students, researchers, lecturer-researchers and library staff, and documentation on the various OpenEdition Center services.

UNED (Spain)

The Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia is a Spanish public service dedicated to distance university education. It has more than 205,000 students.
The partnership between OpenEdition Center and UNED focuses on the development of a Spanish-speaking community on the Hypotheses platform.

University of Turin (Italy)

The University of Turin, one of the largest and most renowned in Italy, is contributing to developing a new sensitivity to open access in scientific communication.
This collaboration aims to develop cooperation and research projects in the field of communication and open access scientific digital publishing.

Publishing portals

Cairn (France)

The aim of the Cairn platform is to help publishing companies, organizations or associations in charge of French-language humanities publications to manage the coexistence of print and digital formats.
The partnership between OpenEdition and Cairn is focused on the commercialization of digital access to issues of journals on OpenEdition Journals that are subject to a paywall.

Persée (France)

Persée is a digital publication programme for scientific journals in the humanities and social sciences. The entire print collections of journals are digitized and put online on a portal that provides access to the collections and advanced features for exploiting these digitized corpora.
The partnership between OpenEdition and Persée focuses on establishing continuous collections and reciprocal indexing of journals shared by the platforms.

Institutional bodies

Provence Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council is a decentralized territorial authority with a mandate across the French Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
The Regional Council has enabled the development of a portal to promote the activities of the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme on the Hypotheses platform:
 In 2014, it decided to fund the translation of three OpenEdition Press titles.

Publishing, printing, referencing and distribution services

Demain un autre jour (France)

Demain un autre jour is an SME developing and marketing a platform for transforming documents into XML, especially for the press sector (converting InDesign, Quark XPress or PDF files to restructured XML documents, then enriching this XML content).

Ciaco (Belgium)

Ciaco is a cooperative founded by the student organizations of the Université catholique de Louvain, which, among other activities related to university life, prints and distributes scientific works.
Ciaco is in charge of print on demand for digital titles distributed on the OpenEdition platforms.

immaté (France)

A partner of the Dilicom hub and an official Apple-approved aggregator for the distribution of digital books on Apple’s 50 iBookstores, immaté currently enables 400 publishers to make their digital content available in all book outlets.
Immatériel commercially distributes titles published on OpenEdition (in digital bookstores).

Lexis (Italy)

Lexis is a service company based in Turin that offers a complete set of editorial services to Italian university publishers.
Lexis performs the role of prospecting and tracking the membership of Italian publishers on behalf of OpenEdition Books.