OpenEdition is run by OpenEdition Center (ex-Cleo, USR 2004), a non-profit public unit that brings together the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the université d'Aix-Marseille, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the Avignon Université.
OpenEdition offers the academic community four international-scale publication and information platforms in the humanities and social sciences: OpenEdition Journals, OpenEdition Books, Calenda (a calendar of events) and Hypotheses (academic blogs). These four platforms form a complete electronic publishing framework for academic research and communications. OpenEdition is a space dedicated to highlighting research, publishing tens of thousands of academic documents on open-access. The portal’s mission is to promote open-access academic electronic publishing, while respecting the publications’ own economic balance. OpenEdition guarantees editorial autonomy and offers perspectives for innovation adapted to digital media.
Since 2011, OpenEdition is complemented by a Freemium programme addressing libraries’ specific needs in a variety of formats and services.