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HAL open science

Open and share the knowledge

An international scope

Your publications are easy to find, well referenced by search engines and interconnected with other services (ORCID, preprint servers)

A common good for research

The largest research organizations and the majority of French universities have chosen and support HAL, a public, sustainable and responsible infrastructure.

A large collaborative community

From the researchers to the specialists of the scientific information, HAL federates multiple skills to support the opening of the publications

An archive, some services

HAL guarantees the long-term preservation of your publications. A set of services (CV, institutional portals, collections, documentary watch, APIs, identifiers) contribute to their valorisation.


According to the 2023 edition of the Open Science Monitor (BSO), 65% of the 160,000 French scientific publications published in 2022 are open access in December 2023, a stable rate compared to the previous year.

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What questions should you ask yourself when deciding where to publish? This page provides a checklist to help you identify what you need to consider when choosing a publisher for your research. So far it is limited to journals, but you can now use it if you want to publish a book or a chapter of a book. It's up to you to try it out!

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