Inria supporting open science since 2005

From the creation of the HAL-Inria portal to the signature of the Jussieu Call, via the obligation to deposit...
2018: Software can now be deposited in HAL
Inria has introduced the addition of software in HAL, with the possibility of a transfer to Software Heritage (universal software archive backed by UNESCO)
2017: Inria signs the Jussieu Call for open science and bibliodiversity
The Jussieu Call encourages innovation and promotes an alternative economic model for the dissemination of research results. It claims to be a forward-looking avenue to publish in a different way. Inria wants to participate in this movement to pool scientific publishing infrastructures, and in particular in the development of HAL's services and the Episciences publishing platform
2016 : Inria affirms its position with regard to open access publication costs
Inria asks researchers not to pay any publication rights in a hybrid journal (i.e. with a subscription)
2015: Inria consolidates its participation in HAL by becoming co-supervisor of the UMS CCSD (Centre for Direct Scientific Communication joint service unit)
2015: Obligation to deposit the full text
Inria reinforces its position with the obligation to deposit the full text of the author version of any publication by an Inria project team in HAL
2013: Inria joins the Episciences project and takes part in the launch of the platform
2013: Obligation to deposit
From 2013 onwards, 100% of the publications are informed and, in 2017, 80% of the full text is deposited in the archive. For Inria, this voluntarist policy of deposits in open archives has three objectives:
  • Increase the visibility of Inria publications;
  • Build up a heritage collection of Inria publications;
  • Contribute to the overall development of the publication mechanisms of scientific results
2009: Organisation of Berlin 7
Paris, 2-4 december, 2009
2005: Launch of the HAL-Inria portal
Inria creates the HAL-Inria portal, preferring a collaboration with the CCSD on HAL to an internal repository
2004: Signature of the Berlin Declaration
by Gilles Kahn on 20 July, 2004

In practice

Inria considers that it is not the role of the publishers to define the dissemination conditions of scientific publications, when researchers, research organisations and support agencies carry out and finance the essential stages (research, drafting, proofreading by peers, dissemination of the results) in the production of the knowledge. The obligation to deposit is therefore uniform, whatever the scientific publisher and its stated policy, particularly with regard to embargo. In keeping with its policy for the open dissemination of research results, and in the absence of the signature of a publishing contract explicitly excluding deposits in open archives, Inria's position is therefore to undertake, as early as possible, the systematic deposit of the author version of the full text following proofreading by peers of the papers accepted in conferences or journals.

In order to ensure the best possible compromise between a maximum reuse of published content and the guarantee of a correct attribution of the results to their authors, Inria recommends the use of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence for any deposit carried out in HAL

Publication in all its forms

A publication's life cycle is generally divided into the following stages:

Author version: corresponds to any text whose content has been directly produced by the authors. This covers both the initial manuscript and its different revised versions, the manuscript submitted for proofreading at a conference or a journal.
Initial manuscript: first form of the author version with open access dissemination.
Submitted manuscript: first author version sent to a conference or journal for proofreading by peers.
Revised manuscript after proofreading: final author version as sent to the conference or journal following the peer proofreading process.
Publisher version: document potentially formatted by the publisher of the conference or journal and distributed by them.