OpenEdition: PKP’s first European sponsor

February 21st, 2014 by  | Comments Off on OpenEdition: PKP’s first European sponsor

We are very proud to announce our first European sponsor: OpenEdition.

OpenEdition “is proud to support [PKP, and] thereby contribute to the development of open source solutions for digital publishing. This partnership demonstrates the shared vision of OpenEdition and PKP to promote open access academic and scientific publishing by providing innovative and scalable professional solutions.” (You’ll find their press release here)

In addition to becoming a Bronze sponsor, OpenEdition also participates in the OMP Early Adopters program and will contribute to the translation of interfaces and user documentation into French.

OpenEdition brings together four complementary publication and information platforms for the humanities and social sciences: OpenEdition Books (books series), (academic journals), Hypothèses (research blogs), Calenda (academic announcements). These four platforms constitute a complete infrastructure for academic communication. OpenEdition intends to strengthen and complement its provision of services in terms of editorial workflow by offering OJS (Open Journal Systems) and OMP (Open Monograph Press) in addition to their other digital publishing platforms.

Key aspects of the partnership:

  • OpenEdition contributes to the evolution of features of PKP’s editorial workflow management solutions by participating in the OMP Early Adopters program.
  • OpenEdition contributes to the translation of interfaces and user documentation into French.
  • As a Bronze sponsor, OpenEdition provides financial support to PKP and becomes a member of its commission of partners.


Since 2011, OpenEdition has proposed a commercial programme for open access content, OpenEdition Freemium, to libraries and university institutions. OpenEdition is developed by the Center for Open Electronic Publishing (Cléo), an initiative supported by the French Ministry of Research and four prestigious academic institutions: the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Aix-Marseille University (AMU), the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and Avignon and Vaucluse University. In 2012, OpenEdition received the Label Equipex future investment award.

OpenEdition has a longstanding policy to partner with and support open access and open source initiatives. To this end, OpenEdition is a member of OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association), Sparc Europe (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and CenterNet (an international network of digital humanities centers). It also provides financial support to the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Framasoft (a French network dedicating to promoting open software) and the AFUL (Association Francophone des Utilisateurs de Logiciels Libres).

PKP Sponsorship

Our activities would not be possible without the continued support from all of our sponsors, who share our commitment to the development and support of alternative models of scholarly publishing. We would like to thank all of them for their support!

If you are interested in our sponsorship program, or want to find out more about the different ways in which you can support PKP, visit our sponsorship or donations page. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments or email Karen.

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