OpenEdition is a French open access publisher, run by Cleo, the centre for open electronic publishing. Through the agreement with EIFL, OpenEdition will provide free institutional access to a collection of 160 journals, published by university presses and small academic publishers.
The journals cover the subjects of humanities and social sciences. About 80% of the publications are in French, and half of the journals regularly publish articles in more than one language, including English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
The OpenEdition Freemium for Journals collection licensed by EIFL is available for free to everyone to read in HTML format via the publisher’s website. Through the agreement negotiated with EIFL, additional features such as accessing and downloading journals in PDF or ePUB formats, are available at no cost (OpenEditions usually charges institutions to access journals in reader-friendly formats such as PDF or ePUB). Also libraries that sign up to this collection gets archival rights to the content, and is able to obtain COUNTER usage statistics.
The agreement runs until 31 December 2019 and is open to libraries in 30 EIFL partner countries:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Congo, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Macedonia, Malawi, Maldives, Moldova, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Palestine, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Institutions that are interested in obtaining access to this content should contact the EIFL Licensing Programme coordinator in their country, who will send them documentation to complete.