Every two years, Couperin organizes, in collaboration with national stakeholders, a national open science event to promote OA policy and promote best practices. Two special websites collect the programs and presentations that have been made. Z.B.: As part of the NRA`s contribution to the promotion and implementation of open science and in accordance with the National Plan for Open Science, the coordinator of the funded project and the partners must commit to presenting the scientific publications resulting from the research project (full text), in accordance with the conditions set out in Article 30 of the French law “For a Digital Republic”, either directly in HAL or through a local institutional archive to an open archive. In addition, the NRA recommends that publication be moved forward in open access magazines or books. OpenEdition books31 Books were made available through library funding through an open edition, Knowledge Unlatched and Couperin. HAL, Dissemin and Couperin collaborated to make Dissemin compatible with HAL. Dissemin recognizes the documents behind Paywalls and invites authors to download them with a click in an open repository. In October 2016, the French Digital Republic Act (LOI No. 2016-1321 of October 7, 2016 for a Digital Republic) came into force. An article is of particular interest to scientific communication, as it directly refers to Open Access/Open Data.
Section 30 creates a new right for researchers whose authors have the right to archive a copy of OA, even if they have granted copyright to a publishing house. Details can be found here. Some national OA agreements have been signed or are being discussed with major French and global publishers (see below). All articles published in the other sections of the Journal will be freely available 12 months after publication. France has also launched an important initiative for open access magazines with the Revues.org platform, created in 1999 and specializing in the humanities and social sciences. It is managed by a joint service unit comprising the CNRS, two universities (Aix-Marseille and University of Avignon and Vaucluse) and a large school (EHESS). Revues.org is home to more than 465 magazines, 192 of which are fully accessible. Universities and large schools have gradually joined the open access movement, and it is interesting to note that some universities have been working since 2003 on open-access publishing (Nice with the Revel database) and open archives (for example. B in Toulouse).