Who we are
The Centre Mersenne develops a comprehensive publishing infrastructure based on a modular service catalog towards scientific communities publishing in LaTeX.
It also includes a dissemination platform for posting journal’s electronic editions.
Its mission includes supporting new publications (journals, books, seminar or conference proceedings) from all kind of scientific disciplines engaged in open access and using LaTeX to produce articles.
It will include the current Cedram content as a mathematical facet (9 journals currently, 11 soon, 1 book and 7 proceedings series, all of them open access).
Mersenne will be operational in 2018.
The Centre Mersenne was founded in 2017 as a partnership of Mathdoc (joint service unit of CNRS and University Grenoble Alpes) and UGA Éditions, with funding from the IDEX (funds for campus-wide excellence in teaching and research) of Grenoble. It is developing new services for diamond open access scholarly publishing (diamond meaning here : gold open access without APC, or free to read, free to publish).
The Mersenne Center builds upon the expertise gained at Mathdoc while running the following projects: Numdam (the reference French digital math library), Cedram (production and electronic dissemination of French math academic serials).The Mersenne Center can be viewed as a complete rethinking of the Cedram, with a much wider service catalog, and a wider scientific, or thematic, coverage.Currently under construction, the Mersenne Center will offer as of 2018 the entirety of its services for independant journals or editorial boards, including a new dissemination platform for posting journal’s electronic editions.
The following governing bodies are being formed.
- A steering committee with persons representing
- administrative tutors (CNRS, UGA),
- qualified personalities (journal editors, librarians, scientists…),
- learned societies.
The committee monitors the center’s activity, sets its agenda, decides on priorities.
- A scientific committee providing advice to the steering committee on journal acceptance, orientations and priorities.
Centre Mersenne is:
- developed by Mathdoc
- in partnership with UGA Éditions
- suported by CNRS
- and Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA)
- with funding from the Grenoble IDEX.