The epi-committees

Three disciplinary epi-committees, for mathematics (epiMaths), computer science and applied mathematics (epIAM) and social sciences and humanities (epiSSH), made up of internationally renowned experts, work to promote Episciences, in conjunction with the steering committee.


The role of the epi-committees is to set the scientific policy of the platform for the disciplines concerned and to stimulate the creation of editorial boards likely to organise new overlay journals, particularly in areas where they need to be developed.

To this end, the epi-committees are responsible for :

  • evaluating or having evaluated by experts from the academic world the applications of journals wishing to join the platform;
  • encouraging experimentation (e.g. open peer review) and, more generally, the appropriation of the platform by researchers;
  • be ambassadors of the platform in its scientific community.

The epi-committees guarantee the impartiality of the evaluation of applications and the scientific quality of the journals.

The epi-committees may also be called upon to provide ethical and professional advice.

Operating procedures

Each epi-committee has a charter setting out its operating procedures. The charter specifies the composition of the epi-committee (number of members, length of terms, election, renewal), its internal communication (meetings, exchanges) and decision-making (voting procedures).


Page updated on: 14/02/2022