The First Crowdfunding Initiative for French-language OA Content


OpenEdition Books Select is the first crowdfunding program for Open Access development in French-language scientific publishing. With OpenEdition Books Select, libraries can contribute to making high-quality French-language content available Open Access, provided by the key academic publishers in the humanities and social sciences. The program is led by OpenEdition, the French non-profit initiative promoting innovative and fair Open Access models, supported by the main French research institutions.


Why join OpenEdition?

  • A transparent and sustainable model that meets the needs of the scientific community while promoting bibliodiversity and multilingualism.
  • Bibliodiversity and multilingualism are at the heart of OpenEdition’s strategy, which is why a multilingual approach in academic publishing should be encouraged in the international context.
  • Readers from all over the world can freely access multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed content in the Humanities and Social Sciences in French language
  • Libraries can share costs and play an active role in spreading knowledge

  • Authors can more easily and widely disseminate their findings
  • Publishers get funds to secure Open Access
  • OpenEdition Books Select allows libraries to directly support Open Access in French-language scientific publishing, in keeping with an ethical approach and at reasonable, transparent costs.
  • The collection includes 30 books, of which 10 frontlist titles and 20 backlist titles
  • 125 slots are available for libraries and institutions at $1,475 // €1,200 // £1,050 per slot

  • Watch the explanation video in English below

    Watch the explanation video in French below

    Watch one of our Webinars for more information!

    OpenEdition and Knowledge Unlatched have recorded two webinars in which we explain more about the model and benefits of OpenEdition.

    KU OpenEdition Select Webinar (English)

    KU OpenEdition Select Webinar (French)



    If you have any other questions, please contact us, we are happy to help!