How to join Mersenne


1- Check that your publication complies with our criteria and publication standards

2- Discover our list of services

3- Choose your subscription pack

4- Upload and fill in the Membership Request Form:

New journal Membership Request Form

Existing Journal Membership Request Form

5- Upload and sign our General Terms of Use

6- Send us both a paper version and an electronic version of the two documents (Membership Request Form and the General Terms of Use) to the following email address:

and to the following postal address:

150 rue de la Chimie - CS 40700
38 058 Grenoble cedex 9

7- The selection process is on!

Selection criteria

The Centre Mersenne welcomes scientific journals, of any discipline, formatted in LaTeX. 

These publications adhere to the following publication standards:

  • Open Access: the journal preferably publishes Diamond Open Access articles (over Gold Open Access), no money is required to publish (no APC) or to read.
  • Peer Review: the journal must rely on the peer-review process.
  • Independence: the journal has a transparent ownership structure and articles are selected on behalf of a competent, scientifically independent editorial board,
  • Copyrights: authors retain copyrights. Article are published under an explicit open access licence (CC-BY, CC-BY-ND...)
  • Title ownership: the editorial board owns the journal title.
  • Best practice: the journal website complies with OASPA's "Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing".

List of services

Online Publication & Visibility

  • Creation et hosting of a personalised and responsive website
  • Creation of a personalised LaTeX layout
  • Production of PDF for articles and XML for metadata
  • Assignment of DOI (Digital Object Identifier) to every document published
  • Interoperability of Metadata (DOI, CrossRef, OAI-PMH...)
  • Support to indexation in reference databases for each discipline

Support to editorial éditorial, via Open Journal System (OJS)

  • Installation, adaptation and hosting of an OJS instance
  • Documentation and training
  • Support and maintenance


  • Typesetting
  • Proofreading

Other services

  • Long-term archiving via la CLOCKSS
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Managing editor
  • Print-on-demand
  • Administrative support

Accession Packs and Prices


Online Publication PACK



 Online Publication & Visibility

 Long-term archiving

 Administrative support

Online Publication + OJS PACK



 Online Publication & Visibility

 Long-term archiving

 Administrative support

 Support to editorial proces via OJS




 Support to editorial process (OJS)


 Typesetting ► 7 €/p.

 Proofreading ► 4 €/p.

 Managing Editor ► 20 euro/hour/p.

 Plagiarism Detection ► Free until 50 submissions; Beyond: 0.75c/art./p.

 Printing ► Depending on volume

Download the price list

Two membership levels are available, depending on the selected services:

  • Member : the publication is, at a minimum, posted online by the Centre Mersenne.
  • Partenaire : the publication isn't posted online by the Centre Mersenne but benefits from one or more of its services.

Selection process

1- The editorial team of a journal adhering to the Centre Mersenne publication standards fills in the Existing Journal Membership Request Form or New Journal Membership Request Form and sends a paper and an electronic version to the Centre Mersenne along with the General Terms of Use (Postal Address: 150 rue de la Chimie - CS 40700 - 38 058 Grenoble cedex 9). 

2- Assessment by Mathdoc of the demand according to the above criteria and publication standards.

3- The Mersenne scientific Committee assesses the scientific quality of the project. It may consult experts if neccessary.

4- The Steering Committee validates or not the Scientific Committee's opinion.

5- If the request is accepted, the Centre Mersenne sends an acceptance letter to the publisher of the journal as well as a contract to be signed and returned.

6- Once the contract signed is received by the Centre Mersenne, partnership can begin.

Services Fees

The Centre Mersenne aims at providing a long-term and quality support to scientific publications.

A financial contribution may be required in order to cover running costs (such as article preparation and typesetting, editorial management).

The prices are detailed in the Membership Request Form.