Who are we?

Episciences is one of the three platforms developed by the Centre for Direct Scientific Communication (CCSD), a CNRS/INRAE/Inria support and research unit (UAR3668).

The CCSD serves the scientific community and its institutional environment (research organisations, universities). Its main mission is to provide, in the spirit of open access, tools for the archiving, dissemination and valorisation of scientific publications and data.

Episciences is based on open source software whose code is freely accessible.


Episciences has a team of eight people dedicated to developing the platform and providing technical and editorial support to the journals.


  • Céline Barthonnat, Publishing Officer;
  • Julien Charles, Developer;
  • Djamel Chibane, Developer;
  • Raphaël Tournoy, Head of the Episciences platform.

Inria, Scientific Publishing Division of the Scientific Information and Publishing Department

  • Hélène Lowinger, Division Coordinator;
  • Catherine Scotton, Publishing Manager;
  • Emmanuelle Perrin, Publishing Manager.

Institut Fourier, Scientific and Technical Information Department

  • Ariane Rolland, Department Coordinator.