Members of the epi-comittee for Social Sciences and Humanities are :


  • Anne Baillot (Le Mans Université | Germanic Studies and Digital Humanities)
  • Paul Bertrand (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgique | Medieval History  and Digital Humanities)
  • Vincent Bontems (LARSIM : Laboratoire des Recherches sur les Sciences de la Matière | Philosophy of science and technology)
  • Cherifa Boukacem (Université Claude Bernard | Information and Communication Sciences)
  • Jonathan Chibois (Institut Interdisciplinaire d’Anthropologie du Contemporain (IIAC) | Anthropology)
  • Stéphanie Dord-Crouslé (CNRS, UMR 5317 IHRIM | French Literature)
  • Séverine Sofio (CNRS, UMR Cresppa | Sociology)
  • Marianne Reboul (ENS de Lyon, UMR 5317 IHRIM | Digital Humanities and Classics


An overlay journal is a journal like any other, with its own editorial line and a unique publishing project.
However, an overlay journal is also based on a scientific evaluation and publication platform in Open Access: Episciences.
If it wishes, an overlay journal can be associated with a print publication project, like traditional scientific journals.

Can become an overlay journal on the Episciences platform:

  • Existing journals wishing to break free from a commercial editorial environment, or already in Open Access to become more autonomous.
  • Journals in the process of being created that want an environment that favours simple, flexible and highly visible deployment.

To be published in a journal, an article must be accessible in Open Access before the evaluation process.

Therefore authors must have previously deposited their full text in an open archive.
An open archive is a public infrastructure (for instance HAL in France, or arXiv).
Attention: Academia, ResearchGate, and other private platforms are not open archives.