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Open archives

As an overlay service, Episciences relies on third party services for storage and API:


Founded by Paul Ginsparg in 1991 and now maintained and operated by Cornell Tech, arXiv® is a curated research-sharing platform open to anyone.

Thank you to arXiv for use of its open access interoperability.


The CWI Repository contains the metadata and often the full text versions of scientific CWI publications and can be consulted online and can be harvested through OAI protocol. Naturally it contains journal articles, (chapters in) books, proceedings and theses but also media presentations and lectures.


A source of published and unpublished scientific documents stemming from scientific and higher education research, HAL was created in 2001 on the arXiv model by the physicist Franck Laloë and offers an array of services to the scientific community.


The OpenAIRE project, in the vanguard of the open access and open data movements in Europe was commissioned by the EC to support their nascent Open Data policy by providing a catch-all repository for EC funded research. CERN, an OpenAIRE partner and pioneer in open source, open access and open data, provided this capability and Zenodo was launched in May 2013.



Center for Direct Scientific Communication (CCSD)

The CCSD works for the researchers’communities and their institutional environment (research organizations, universities). Its main mission is to provide tools, in the respect of open access principles, for archiving and the dissemination of scientific publications and data.

The CCSD has created, develops and manages the HAL open archive, the conference management platform and the hosting platform of epi-journals It is part of a network of national and international partners, stakeholders and operators of scientific and technical information.

Created by the CNRS in 2000, the CCSD has become a support and research unit (UAR3668) joining INRIA, and INRAE. It is a major actor in the national policy of free access.

The CCSD develops, hosts and supports the Episciences platform.



Inria is the national research institute for digital science and technology. World-class research, technological innovation and entrepreneurial risk are its DNA. Inria supports the journals of the Episciences IAM (Informatics and Applied Mathematics) thematic community


The Institut Fourier

The Institut Fourier is one of the mathematics laboratories of the University of Grenoble Alpes, along with the Jean Kuntzmann Laboratory of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. The laboratory's activities are mainly focused on fundamental mathematics, but it also has openings to other disciplines.

The Institut Fourier supports the journals endorsed by Episciences-Maths



Episciences has received support from OpenAIRE and its services, notably for the integration of its service during the OpenAIRE Nexus grant.



This service has received funding from the European Commission grant 101017452 “OpenAIRE Nexus - OpenAIRE-Nexus Scholarly Communication Services for EOSC users”