WriteFreely is free and open source software for easily publishing writing on the web. Use it to start a personal blog — or an entire community.

Simple, yet powerful

We built WriteFreely to help you do one thing: get your words online. So we’ve removed as much friction as possible to help you do that. The application always opens to the editor, so you can start writing immediately and just press publish when you’re done.

Yet beneath our plain exterior is a robust, mature API, a hashtag organization system, encoded best practices for SEO, support for photos and videos, Markdown and MathJax rendering, and many features of any major blogging platform — unlocked with only a bit of plain text.

Free and open

WriteFreely is free and open source software, licensed under the AGPL. That means you can look under the hood and freely modify it to your liking.



Developed by the Inist-CNRS, Loterre (Linked open terminology resources) is a platform for multidisciplinary terminological scientific resources sharing, complying with the linked open data standards and the FAIR principles.

Loterre relies on an RDF triplestore and allows users to browse or query the resources via an API or a SPARQL endpoint, and to download them.

Loterre was designed in a spirit of openness and proposes its exposure services to other producers of terminological data.



ezPAARSE is a free and open-source software that can ingest your (proxy) log files and show how users access subscribed electronic resources on publishers’websites.

ezPAARSE is a free and open-source software that can ingest your (proxy) log files and show how users access subscribed electronic resources on publishers’websites.

In France, 63 institutions use ezPAARSE to process 1,934 days of logs and so to generate 635,500,369 UEs distributed on 212 publisher’s platforms and 3,809,676 journals and ebooks distinct titles.



The Winnower is an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. We think transparency from start to finish is critical in scientific communication. Our aim is to revolutionize science by breaking down the barriers to scientific communication through cost-effective and transparent publishing for scholars. We hope you will join us!



PubSweet is a free, open source framework for building state-of-the-art publishing platforms. PubSweet enables you to easily build a publishing platform tailored to your own needs. It is designed to be modular and flexible. PubSweet consists of a server and client that work together, and both can be modified and extended with components to add functionality to the system. There’s also a command-line tool that helps manage PubSweet apps.

PubSweet is being used for book publishing, academic journal production, and micropublication platforms by a growing number of established academic organizations including the University of California Press, eLife, Hindawi, California Digital Library and others.

Each of these organizations is building their custom platform using PubSweet, and contributing reusable open source components back to the community. By drawing on this growing library of components, PubSweet can be used to rapidly create custom publishing systems. If the existing components do not completely meet your needs, you can focus development on building new components to provide just the new functionality required.

If someone has built an entire publishing platform which you like (for example, Editoria or xPub), you can use it as-is, or replicate then extend it, using your own ideas and components with minimal effort.

Join the PubSweet community and help us build a common resource of open components for publishing by contributing components back.



PubPub is a platform that enables the exploration of three core experiments: 1) author-driven publishing, 2) distributed and dynamic peer review, and 3) grassroots journals that serve as tools for curation. Through these three experiments, we seek to uncover new paths and opportunities for collaborative publishing.



PRINCIPIA is a transparent blockchain-powered ecosystem for peer-review of scientific outputs (ie, papers, patents, …). The platform allows users, including existing publishing groups, to create and manage peer-reviewed journals.

PRINCIPIA is a free market where researchers and publishers exchange crypto-tokens for journals, reviews and publications. Output is automatically open access.

PRINCIPIA’s referees are remunerated for their efforts and quality reviews. At variance with the traditional peer-review system, good referees are transparently and automatically rewarded in crypto-tokens for their commitment.

PRINCIPIA naturally allows to recognize prestige of users and journals, with an intrinsic reputation system which does not depend on third-parties and heuristics.

PRINCIPIA scores the reputation of a journal according to the reputation of the corresponding editorial committee. This facilitates groups of people with high reputation to bootstrap new journals.



What is Scinapse?
Scinapse is a free search engine for academic papers. As of April 2019, it indexes more than 200 million articles from more than 40,000 journals. It has more than 300,000 visitors on a monthly basis, as of April 2019.

Scinapse currently runs on a database collected from four major sources, namely Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG), Semantic Scholar Open Research Corpus (ORC), Springer Nature SciGraph, and PubMed. Refer to each source to investigate what they cover. Scinapse does not cover anything else.