Scientific Review


The OpenEdition Journals platform hosts several hundred online journals specialized in the humanities and social sciences. 80% of all content is immediately and permanently available for authors and readers to read, cite and share. Each year, on average, thirty-five journals apply to join the platform (this concerns applications received since 2016, source: OpenEdition annual report 2020, p.14). 

The OpenEdition Scientific Board in charge of evaluating journal applications, is supported by external reviewers to help it choose which journals to accept, postpone or reject according to the OpenEdition Journals admissibility criteria

University professor, scholars, lecturer, etc. they are all issued from the academic world. The journal application review carried out each year brings scientific added value to the platform and largely supports the development of open access to publications in the human and social sciences.   

Reviewers are chosen by the OpenEdition Membership Team for their disciplinary skills and in connection with the journal's disciplines. To guarantee their independence, the assessment is carried out in a single blind review. For each journal, two experts are called upon to assess the application. 

To carry out the assessment, the reviewers have access to the application file as well as to the latest issues published. After consulting the file, they are invited to complete an evaluation report, which breaks down as follows: 

  •  the first part aims to determine the scientific scope of the journal;
  • the expert are then asked to assess the scientific quality and homogeneity of the issues;
  • finally, the editorial aspects are examined, including the process of selecting articles and the layout work.

Reviewers are also asked to argue briefly about the journal's entire project, giving their opinion concerning the accession of the journal to the OpenEdition Journals platform, they can choose between a favorable / favorable with reservations / unfavorable opinion. 

Once completed, the report is presented to our internal editorial committee that evaluate the editorial aspects, the technical complexity of the project as well as the organization and sustainability of the project in the long term. Finally, the Scientific Board discuss and judges the journals projects during the annual rankings (4 rankings per year).

It is called upon to vote and then to decide on:

  • the scientific interest and scope of the journal;
  • the priority of the journal in relation to the OpenEdition criteria.

Once the journal classification meeting has passed, anonymized reports can be sent to journals which request them, so that they can take note of suggestions for improvements to their editorial project.

The OpenEdition team and Scientific Board wish to thank and recognize the experts who helped review the applications received. A list of reviewers will be published every year. 

NB: If you are interested in helping us review journals application, do not hesitate to contact us specifying your field of expertise and your academic affiliation at accession[at]


Adrien Muriel, Maîtresse de Conférences - Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès

Araújo da Silva Maria, Maîtresse de Conférences - Sorbonne Université

Assane Igodoe Aissata, Docteure en sociologie - Ceped Université de Paris

Barros Miguel, Lisbon Studies - Instituto de Historia da Arte

Baudry Jérôme, Professeur assistant - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Bedoin Diane, Maîtresse de conférences en Sciences de l’éducation - Université de Rouen Normandie

Bergounioux Gabriel, Professeur de linguistique - Université d'Orléans

Boucher Normand, Sociologue - CIRRIS, université de Laval

Bourogiannis Giorgos, Postdoctoral Research Associate - National Hellenic Research Foundation

Brasseur Pierre, Chercheur associé - Université Grenoble Alpes

Brunori Luisa, Chargée de Recherche, Habilitée à diriger des recherches - Centre d'Histoire Judiciaire UMR 8025, CNRS- Lille

Buchs Arnaud, Maître de Conférences - Sciences Po Grenoble, UMR GAEL

Burgos-Vigna Diana, Professeure en études latino-américaines - Univ. Paris-Nanterre, CRIIA

Cahen Michel, Historien et directeur de recherche émérite - CNRS

Coulon Aurélie, Maîtresse de Conférences - Université de Strasbourg

Curopos Fernando, Professeur des Universités- Sorbonne Nouvelle

Dechaufour Pénélope, Maîtresse de Conférences - Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3

Deciancio Melisa, PhD - FLACSO/Argentina

Dumoulin Laurence, Chargée de recherche - CNRS/IEP de Grenoble

El Kettani Soundouss, Professeure - Collège militaire royal du Canada

Farges Julien, Chercheur - CNRS

Feussi Valentin, Chargé de cours de Linguistique - Université de Douala, Cameroun

Friedlein Roger, Full university professor ship - Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Gerin Murielle, Docteure - CREAD, Université Rennes 2

Griffin Aurélie, Porfesseure associée - Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3

Harel Vivier Mathieu, Maître de conférences - Université Paris 8

Horio Monteiro Rosana, Professora associada - Universidade Federal de Goiás

Labouret Denis, Maître de conférences -Lettres Sorbonne Université

Ludec Nathalie, Professeure en Études latino-américaines - Université Rennes 2

Manfredi Stefano, Chargé de recherche - CNRS

Marques Emília Margarida, PhD - Center for Research in Anthropology, ISCTE-IUL

Massei Simon, Postdoctorant - Université Libre de Bruxelles

Meazzi Barbara, Professeure des Universités - CMMC - Université Côte d'Azur

Melin Hélène, Maîtresse de conférences - Université de Lille, laboratoire Clersé - UMR CNRS

Meunier Olivier, HDR sociologie - Université de Lille

Miscoiu Sergiu, Professeur des universités en science politique - Université Babes-Bolyai

Mozziconacci Vanina, Maîtresse de Conférences - Université Montpellier 3 (LIRDEF)

Muñoz Arce Giannina
, Doctora en Trabajo Social -Facultad de Sciencias Sociales, Universidad de Chile

Murton Galen, Ph.D., Geography - University of Colorado Boulder

Neveu Franck, Professeur de linguistique française - Institut de Linguistique Française (ILF)

Poivert Michel, Directeur ED Histoire de l'art - Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Quiliconi Cintia, Full professor - FLACSO-Ecuador

Rigaud Antonia, Maîtresse de Conférences de littérature américaine - Sorbonne Nouvelle

Rigobon Patrizio, Ricercatore Universitario - Università Ca' Foscari Venezia

Rousselière Damien, Professeur des Universités - Institut Agro - AGROCAMPUS OUEST
Rolland Stellio, Doctorant - EHESS

Rozeaux Sébastien, Maître de Conférences - Université Toulouse 2

Schweitzer Zoé, Enseignante-chercheuse - Université Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne

Siatkowska-Callebat Kinga
, Maîtresse de conférences - Université Paris-Sorbonne
T. Olszewski Marek, Associate Professor - University of Warsaw

Verscheure Ingrid
, Maîtresse de conférences habilitée à diriger des recherches - Université Toulouse II Jean Jaurès

Vidal Edgard, Ingénieur de recherche - Mascipo

Vielfaure Pascal
, Professeur, Directeur de l’Institut d’Histoire du Droit -Université de Montpellier

White Nicholas, Professeur littérature française - University of Cambridge

Downloadable documents

Formulaire d’expertise (application/pdf – 378k)

Journal Review Form (application/pdf – 385k)

Expertises scientifiques 2020 (application/pdf – 80k)