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Archive of scientific publications

The Persée platform makes it possible to publish heritage collections of scientific publications electronically. Each publication undergoes a targeted process to highlight its historical depth and its own organization. Very detailed structuring is applied to the contents with a standard-compliant description and collections are aligned with reference data. Persée not only provides the distribution on its portal but also references actions improving the visibility of the publication and is committed to interoperability with other information systems and the sustainability of the content processed.




  • Digitization and OCR (optical character recognition)
  • Integration of existing documents in a digital form
  • Refined structuring of content in XML-TEI
  • Creation of bibliographic metadata (DC, MODS, marcXML)
  • Description of authorities according to the MADS format
  • Index generation and updating
  • Alignment of authors with the author authority repository idRef
  • Alignment of species names with the GBIF taxon repository (for earth and environmental science journals)
  • Assigning identifiers (DOI, eISSN)
  • Quantitative usage monitoring (awStats and COUNTER)

Dissemination and referencing


  • Open access to metadata and documents
  • Referencing in discovery tools (EBSCO, Proquest, Exlibris)
  • Optimization for web search engines
  • Exposure of data in RDF via the Persée Data triplestore
  • Data harvesting via an OAI-PMH warehouse
  • Web service for the exposure of authority data



  • Data hosting and backup
  • Data transfer to a third-party archiver (CINES)
  • Curation and data quality management

Features of the Persée portal


  • Access to the articles that make up the basic documentary unit
  • Full text and metadata search
  • Access to the entire publication from the first issue published
  • Navigation in tables of contents, article outlines and illustration lists
  • Author Index for each publication
  • Dedicated sheet for each author containing biographical information, list publications distributed by Persée and other works (Sudoc, Data BnF, DBpedia)
  • Standard bibliographic reference and DOI assignment to articles
  • Compatibility with bibliographic management tools (Zotero, Endnote)
  • Cross linking between articles and bibliographic references (crossRef)
  • Document facsimile download (as PDFs)

If you are a publisher or publication manager and you wish to apply for distribution through the Persée portal, contact us.