Context of Open Archives

In a context of international dissemination and leveraging of research results, new models for direct scientific communication among researchers are emerging, such as open archives.

Their goal is to provide researchers all over the world with open access to scientific publications and build interoperable reservoirs of knowledge and information. Publications and pre-publications are promoted through greater visibility and constant, easy access.

Inria, a player in the field of Scientific and Technical Information, has committed to open archives by proposing to bring together all of the scientific output of its research teams in the HAL-Inria open archive.

HAL-Inria, Inria’s open archive was launched on 27 April 2005. It is based on the HAL tool (Hyper Articles on Line) developed by the Direct Scientific Communication Centre (CCSD) of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). It provides scientists with an environment where they can submit and view publications on ICST (Information and Communication Science and Technology). Communication Science and Technology).

The publications submitted via HAL-INRIA are fed into the national HAL open archive, which can be used to submit and publish scientific documents from all disciplines.

Consult HAL

Before making any submission, scientists can consult these reference sites:

  • ManuHAL: the HAL user manual, last updated in February 2009 (in french).
  • Sherpa / Romeo : Information site about publishers’ editorial policy. It lists publishers of scientific journals who have not given the green light for self-archiving by authors.

To find out the rules applied by each publisher, refer to this site, which is updated regularly. To find out more about open archives, see the section Find out more about… .

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