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CNRS Cristal collectif

The centre Mersenne team is the winner of the Cristal collectif du CNRS 2023.

This is great recognition for the team and for our publishing platform, which has been promoting diamond open access scientific publishing (at no cost to readers or authors) since 2018.

The CNRS Cristal collectif rewards teams of engineers and technicians who have carried out projects that are particularly remarkable for their technical mastery, collective dimension, applications, innovation and influence.

This collective Cristal recognises the quality of the work carried out by the centre Mersenne team, which contributes to the unrestricted international dissemination of research results and their accessibility to the general public, as part of the CNRS’s open science policy.

Photo of a CNRS Cristal collectif: 3 rock crystals on a transparent base.

The centre Mersenne team

The Cristal collectif 2023 for the centre Mersenne was awarded to :

  • Agnès Agarla, contracts and human resources manager
  • Patrick Bernaud, developer
  • Simon Chevance, developer
  • Nicolas Franco-Nollet, LaTeX copy-editor
  • Olivier Labbe, developer, deputy IT manager
  • Franck Lontin, systems and network administrator
  • Alexandre Moeschler, LaTeX copy-editor
  • Lilie Pons, editorial secretary
  • Murielle Serlet, documentation and communication officer
  • Céline Talbi, administrative manager
  • Jérôme Touvier, developer
  • Célia Vaudaine, operational officer of the centre Mersenne

Not forgetting those who arrived late and were unable to be included on the list:

  • Guillaume Alzieu, developer

Those who took part in the centre Mersenne and left the team:

  • Marie Afonso, editorial secretatry
  • Hanane Ayadi, administrator
  • Basile Legal, developer
  • Romain Dziegielinski, translator
  • Matthieu Fanget, developer
  • Simon Panay, developer
  • Cynthia Rakotoarisoa, developer

And the team of mathematicians :

The centre Mersenne

Developed by Mathdoc, a support and research unit of the CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes, the centre Mersenne aims to produce and distribute open access scientific journals immediately and free of charge for authors. It provides a full range of publishing tools and services covering the entire editorial chain, to help editorial teams manage their journals: editorial management support, page layout and compliance with standards, distribution platform and associated tools (DOI, long-term archiving), etc.

The centre Mersenne is the result of a process initiated in the 2000s by institutions and scientists in response to the growing need for practical, low-cost open access publishing solutions for journals and the growing desire of the academic community to retain its rights over the results of research.

Mathdoc, a unit that develops tools and services for the mathematics community, set up Cedram in 2005 to support the electronic publication of French academic mathematics journals, all of which moved to the open access diamond model in 2017.

And it was in 2017 that the centre Mersenne for Open Scientific Publishing was created under the impetus of Mathdoc’s supervisors and thanks to the support of the Grenoble IDEX. It was launched in 2018, building on Cedram’s infrastructure and journals and opening up to all science and technology disciplines, rolling out new services, expanding its team and support…

Today, the centre Mersenne hosts 23 journals in mathematics, physics, geomechanics, mechanics, chemistry, geosciences, artificial intelligence and biology.

Supported by the CNRS, the UGA, the FNSO, the MESR and the Ministry of Culture, we are constantly developing our services and tools to improve the dissemination of research results.