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27 April 2020

Comptes Rendus Biologies -  Article on Coronavirus and the effects of smoking

Researchers from CNRS, Inserm, Assistance Publique -Hôpitaux de Paris, Sorbonne Université, Collège de France and Institut Pasteur published an article in the Comptes Rendus Biologies of the Académie des Sciences which hypothesizes that the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) plays a key role in the pathophysiology of Covid-19 infection .

A nicotinic hypothesis for Covid-19 with preventive and therapeutic implications, by Jean-Pierre Changeux, Zahir Amoura, Felix A. Rey, Makoto Miyara.


23 April 2020

Mobilization of the Mersenne team during confinement

Our team remains fully mobilized during this confinment period, at work so that the journals keep publishing in the best conditions. We are reachable by email (priority) to answer any of your questions


18 April 2020

New articles for the Journal de l'École Polytechnique

Journal de l'École Polytechnique has released new articles in its 2020 7th Volume:



17 April 2020

New mathematics article for Annales Henri Lebesgue

Annales Henri Lebesgue has released their second article: Convergence analysis of upwind type schemes for the aggregation equation with pointy potential, by François Delarue ; Frédéric Lagoutière ; Nicolas Vauchelet.


16 April 2020

The 2d issue of the 2020 d'Algebraic Combinatorics en ligne

Le second issue of the 2020 volume of Algebraic Combinatorics is online :

Table of contents:

19 March 2020

Publication of the first issue (volume 358) of Comptes Rendus Mathematique

The first issue of volume 358 (2020) of the Comptes Rendus Mathématiques de l'Académie des Sciences has just been published, in full open access.

We are proud to host this journal and present the first issue of this prestigious serie published by Centre Mersenne.


Discover the editorial by Etienne Ghys, Jean-Michel Coron, Jean-Pierre Demailly et Laure Saint-Raymond

Discover the table of contents

Access the archives

19 March 2020

Mersenne journals remain accessible

During this unprecedented period of confinement, all the journals of Centre Mersenne remain freely accessible to everyone and we ensure the continuity of the service to the editorial teams. Take care of yourself and others!

6th February 2020

A new article for Open Geomechanics

Open Geomechanics just released their third article: Micro-macro mechanics of damage and healing in rocks .


10th of January 2020

Happy New Year 2020

The Mersenne team wishes you a 2020 year full of thrilling publications and open projects!


3rd of January 2020

2020 : The Comptes Rendus are published by Mersenne

Since the 1st of January 2020, the Comptes Rendus of Académie des Sciences (except Palevol) are published by the Centre Mersenne. 

All future issues will thus be accessible on the following websites: 

- Comptes Rendus. Mathématique

- Comptes Rendus. Mécanique

- Comptes Rendus. Physique

- Comptes Rendus. Chimie

- Comptes Rendus. Géoscience

- Comptes Rendus. Biologies

For the first issues, be patient, they shall be online in February or March. But you can still access the Comptes Rendus' archives published by Elsevier on tge Académie des sciences' website

December 12, 2019

Centre Mersenne hires a LaTeX layout designer

As part of the development of its activities in favour of open science, Mathdoc hires a LaTeX (M/F) layout designer on a contract.

Access the offer on the CNRS employment portal.


December 12, 2019

6th issue of the 2019 volume of Algebraic Combinatorics online

The sixth issue of the 2019 volume of Algebraic Combinatorics has just been published and is available online:

Table of Contents:


2d Decembrer 2019

The Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences at Mersenne

The Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences for the Mathématique, Mécanique, Physique, Chimie, Géoscience and Biologies series join the centre Mersenne as of the 1st January 2020. Submissions are already open on their new website.

The Palevol series will be published by the Museum of Natural History.

The Centre Mersenne is pleased to welcome the prestigious series of this illustrious institution.

The Comptes Rendus were published between 2002 and 2019 by the publisher Elsevier France. The archives of this period are still available on the publisher's website.

The archives since 1935 are accessible on Gallica, from the site of the Académie des sciences.

To access the archives, visit the Académie des Sciences' website


15 novembre 2019

Mersenne at PKP BCN 2019

Mersenne will attend the PKP wekk in Barcelone PKP BCN 2019: PKP Sprint on 18-19 November and Conference from 20 to 22 November 2019.

The team will offer a Lightening Talk on Wednesday 20 November.


Please see the programme.


November, 15 2019

Mersenne at JNSO

Mersenne will attend the 2d Journées nationales de la Science Ouverte (Open Access national Meetings) on the 18-19 November in Paris. Its programme is full of interesting communications. Some anouncement shall be made.

Disover the programme

Mr. Antoine Petit, the CNRS Chief Executive Officer (Centre national de la recherche scientifique - French National Centre for Scientific Research), confirmed the support of the CNRS for Centre Mersenne.

Review the the plenary sessions and speakers' presentations.


October 21, 2019

Launch of a new journal in Mersenne

A new journal has just been launched on Centre Mersenne: Open Journal of Mathematical Optimization.

This journal in Mathematical Optimization was developed by a resourceful team, who was eager to share freely and immediately scientific results with the world.

To be followed.



September, 16 2019

A new article for OGEO

Open Geomechanics just released their second article: Frictional plasticity in a convex analytical setting.

September, 13 2019

5 new articles for AHL

Five new articles have been published by Annales Henri Lebesgue.


August 5, 2019

9th issue of Algebraic Combinatorics online

The fourth issue of the 2019 volume of Algebraic Combinatorics has just been published and is available online:

Table of Contents:

July 23, 2019

First article of Open Geomechanics published

The first article of the new journalOpen Geomechanics has just been published on Mersenne:


May 29, 2019

Mersenne in Global Science Week

Centre Mersenne will be present at Global Science Week organised in Grenoble from 3 to 6 June 2019 by Univ. Grenoble Alpes in World Trade Center.

This is the first edition of this international event that will gather representatives from the socio-economic world and scientists from all around the world to exchange and tackle 4 main challenges of the century.

To know more about the programme.


May 28, 2019

Mersenne in ElPub 2019

The Mersenne team will attend the 23rd edition of the International Conference on Electronic Publishing (ElPub) 2019 on 3 & 4 June 2019.

The conference gathers academic and publishing professionals to echange about the future and major issues of academic publishing.

The Mersenne team will present the first year of operation of the project.

The Conference will take place at Pharo in Marseille on 3 and 4 June 2019.

Have a look at the programme.



May 23, 2019

A collective cristal award for Numdam

A collective Cristal award was given the 23 May 2019 by the CNRS to the Numdam team, which also happens to be part of the Mersenne team,  for developing the French Digital Mathematics Library  !

Team members are Isabelle Costerg, Simon Chevance, Olivier Labbe, Thierry Bouche, Patrick Bernaud et Nicolas Franco-Nollet.



April 4, 2019

2d 2019 issue of Algebratic Combinatorics online

The second issue of the 2019 volume of Algebraic Combinatorics has just been published and is available online:

Table of Contents:

Semi-steady non-commutative crepant resolutions via regular dimer models - Nakajima, Yusuke

On the double-affine Bruhat order: the ε=1 conjecture and classification of covers in ADE type - Muthiah, Dinakar ; Orr, Daniel

A bijective proof of Macdonald’s reduced word formula - Billey, Sara C. ; Holroyd, Alexander E. ; Young, Benjamin J.

Hook removal operators on the odd Young graph - Bessenrodt, Christine ; Giannelli, Eugenio ; Olsson, Jørn B.

Paths to Understanding Birational Rowmotion on Products of Two Chains - Musiker, Gregg ; Roby, Tom

FFLV-type monomial bases for type B - Makhlin, Igor


March 18, 2019

First issue of Annales Henri Lebesgue

Annales Henri Lebesgue journal has just published its first volume : 10 articles signed by famous mathematicians.

Table of contents:

February 8, 2019

JEP in the centre Mersenne

The Journal de l'École polytechnique, web-published by the Cedram since 2014 has been migrated to the Centre Mersenne. The whole content is thus published through the Mersenne platform and accessible via the new JEP website, which respects all the best practices.

You can access all the JEP content on their website.

February 7, 2019

D-Day for Academic-Led Publishing Day

The centre Mersenne is taking part of the first edition of the Academic-Led Publishing Day, this very 7 February 2019.

This event, dedicated to academic-led publishing initiatives, is initiated by Scholastica and Free Journal Network, and aims at creating an open dialogue about programs and economic models between stakeholders. 

A series of events (virtual and in-person) will be organised throughout the day, and resrouces will be made available on the website. 

To access the program.

To access the resources.

To access the centre Mersenne presentation.

January 20, 2019

AIF are now web-published on the Mersenne Platform

The Annales de l'Institut Fourier, previously published by Cedram have now joined the Centre Mersenne. You can now access all their content via their new website, url What's new? A new logo, more info...

To manage their editorial process, the AIF also have a new OJS Instance instead of their old Ruche system.

January 1st, 2019

Happy New Year

The Mersenne team wishes you a happy new year full of open access projects!

November 30, 2018

5th issue of Algebraic Combinatorics online

The fifth issue of Algebraic Combinatorics is online! Discover it on

On the menu:

November 29, 2018

Mersenne at the Open Science French National Days

The centre Mersenne will participate in the first French Open Science Days (Journées Nationales de la science ouvertes - ) organized by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l'Innovation) from 4 to 6 December 2018 in Paris.

We will be presenting a poster.

Link vers les JNSO (French only)

Link to videos (French and English)

October 2d, 2018

The Centre Mersenne at the SIF-SMAI conference on new publication models

The centre Mersenne will be present at the Research Day of SIF-SMAI, at the Institut Henri Poincaré, octobre 2d, 2018, around the future of scientific publications and peer-reviewing.

October 1, 2018

4th issue of Algebraic Combinatorics online

The fourth issue of Algebraic Combinatorics is online! Discover it on

On the menu:

September 13, 2018

Press talks about Algebraic Combinatorics and Mersenne

EMS Newsletter of September 2018 contains an article explaining how the editors of Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics (Springer published) resigned and reformed as Algebraic Combinatorics, web published by the Centre Mersenne.

On the Notices of AMS of August 2018, Mark C. Wilson, one of Algebraic Combinatorics's editors, explains his point of view about fair open access's ecosystem by Mark C. Wilson.

Both articles mention the Centre Mersenne.

September 25 2018

RDV in next PKP sprint

The centre Mersenne will take part in the next PKP sprint, in Heidelberg, Germany.

Proposed topics: UI/UX review / enhancements, accessibility, translation tools, plugin testing, management and release processes, dead code hunt...

July 13, 2018

The Centre Mersenne in ICM 2018, Rio de Janeiro

The 2018 edition of the International Congress of Mathematicians will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 1 to 9, 2018, at the Riocentro Convention Center, du 1er au 9 août 2018.

The Centre Mersenne will be represented by Thierry Bouche.

Discover the program.

July 5, 2018

3rd issue of Algebratic Combinatorics online

The third issue of Algebraic Combinatorics has just been published and is available online:

June 18, 2018

logo-elpubMersenne in 2018 ElPub Conference

The Mersenne team will be at the 2018 ElPub Conference in Toronto, to present the project for open scientific publishing. RDV June 22-24, 2018. Read the programme !

The 22d Conference's theme will be "Connecting the Knowledge Commons: From Projects to Sustainable Infrastructure", a subject that perfectly fits our project aiming at being scalable and sustainable.

April 25, 2018

French Universities towards Open Access

On April 19th, University of Lorraine announced that it would not renew its subscription to the Springer Big Deal. It will instead support open access publishing projects such as SciPost, OpenEdition...

Besides, Rennes University also canceled its subscription to Springer and will finance three open access projects, among which the newly-created Annales Henri Lebesgue, a mathematics journal, published by the Centre Mersenne.

April 10, 2018

2d issue of Algebraic Combinatorics is online

The second issue of Algebraic Combinatorics is online !

You can read it on the journal's website.

Table of contents : Permutrees by Vincent Pilaud and Viviane Pons ; A Demazure crystal construction for Schubert polynomials by Sami Assaf and Anne Schilling ; Symmetry in Turán sums of squares polynomials from flag algebras by Annie Raymond, Mohit Singh and Rekha R. Thomas ; A property of the Birkhoff polytope by Barbara Baumeister and Frieder Ladisch ; Minimal free resolutions of lattice ideals of digraphs by Liam O’Carroll and Francesc Planas-Vilanova.

March 10, 2018

First meeting of the Scientific Committee

The scientific committee's first meeting takes place on March 16th, 2018, in Mathdoc.

It includes the following researchers: Claude Sabbah (President), Sylvie Benzoni, Djalil Chafaï, Jean-Pierre Demailly, Marie Farge, Frédéric Hélein, Norbert Schappacher et Christoph Sorger.

January 15, 2018

Launch of the Centre Mersenne

January 2018: Centre Mersenne is officially launched with the publication of the first volume of Algebraic Combinatorics.