Human and social sciences publication portals at the service of museums in France
The contribution to the progress of knowledge and research and to their dissemination is an essential mission of the museums of France (article L.441-2 of Book IV of the Code du patrimoine). Numerous publication portals in the humanities and social sciences allow a wide dissemination of publications and can contribute to the promotion of research in museums.
What do publication portals allow?
What do publication portals allow?
The portals allow different forms of content publication: blogs, archives, online editorial journals, e-books. Some of them are part of the Second National Open Science Plan 2021-2024.
The portals presented are tools available to museum professionals and researchers who want to enhance their research.
Why use these portals?
The Human and Social Sciences publishing portals allow:
- to improve the visibility and the valorization research work;
- to participate in the referencing scientific productions;
- to promote thedigital publishing open-access ;
- to ensure the sustainability data;
- to respect the paternity content;
- to facilitate the reuse of public data.
HAL Open Archive Platform
The open archive HAL is a multidisciplinary platform for deposit, dissemination and consultation of scientific publications. For museums, it is possible to create a institution-specific HAL collection to highlight research related to the museum’s history and collections.
Learn more about the HAL open archive platform for museums
The Hypotheses research book
Assumptions is a direct scientific communication platform that allows you to create a research diary in the form of a blog. By relaying the production of the institution, it helps to highlight the research work and its scientific relevance. The opening of a search book is free and relies on WordPress software.
Learn more about the Hypotheses for Museums Research Book
OpenEdition is a national research infrastructure, created in 1999, that brings together four digital resource platforms in the humanities and social sciences. It promotes the development of open access scientific communication.
The four OpenEdition platforms:
- OpenEdition Journals : formerly Revues.org, this platform puts more than 600 journals in the humanities and social sciences, more than 80% of which are open access.
- Calenda : created in 2000, Calenda is a calendar of scientific events Seminars, study days, seminars, calls for contributions and job vacancies.
- Assumptions : learn more about Assumptions for museums.
- OpenEdition Books : this is a platform for book publishing of which more than 80% are open access. Many publishers are present on OpenEdition Books such as Editions de l'ENS, Editions de l'EHESS and Presses universitaires de Rennes.
Each platform has scientific advice which selects publications to ensure the scientific quality of the content distributed. For Hypotheses and Calenda, this advice guarantees compliance with the editorial and scientific scope.
Learn more about the How to deposit on OpenEdition Journals
Learn more about the How to deposit on OpenEdition Books
Perseus.fr is a portal that offers free and open access to scientific publications : journals, books, colloquium proceedings, primary sources, etc. Its main objective is to ensure the exploitation, sustainability and dissemination of scientific publications. It contributes to the open dissemination of work in full text, in agreement with the publishers. The period of visibility of publications is determined by an agreement between Persée and the publisher of the publication, often set between three and five years.
Perseus also accompanies research teams to ensure the production of corpus, make them accessible and visible. These collaborations are identified by the label Perseids ».
Created in 2003, Persée is a Support and Research Unit, attached to ENS Lyon and CNRS, which benefits from the support of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
Consult the editorial and documentary policy of the Persée portal
Cairn.info is a platform for disseminating publications in the humanities and social sciences, created in 2005, with reserved access, from the main francophone university publishers. She is responsible for the publication and dissemination of journals, magazines, encyclopedias and research literature. It helps publishing houses, institutions or associations manage the coexistence of paper and digital formats of their scientific productions.
Consult the list of available journals on Cairn.info
Consult the list of proposed magazines on Cairn.info
Consult the list of works submitted on Cairn.info
Founded in 1995, Jstor is a online archiving system for academic and scientific publications and a English-language digital library. Jstor is available to institutions with a subscription.
Founded in 1998 by the University of Montreal Press, Erudite is a platform that supports open digital publishing and research in the humanities and social sciences and arts and humanities. It distributes several journals, theses, dissertations, books, conference proceedings and research reports on an open access or restricted access basis.