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#Editorial  Policy


Editorial POLICY

The texts published on European Memories of the Gulag present research findings relating to the themes of forced population displacement and policies of repression, particularly political repression. The geographical and political space represented is essentially the area covered by the territories of the former USSR and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

It includes contributions from a range of academic disciplines (history, population studies, migration studies, etc.) and in a range of languages (in one of the following languages: English, French, Russian, Polish or Ukrainian).

These contributions are published in a multimedia format that includes visual, sound and textual sources, offering the visitor a broader understanding of the research topic and findings and highlighting research data. They are available in at least two of the site languages (French, English, Russian, Polish and Ukrainian).

The publication is periodically updated with new material.

The research articles submitted go through a peer review and editing process, which also includes translation into one of the publication languages. The translation costs are covered by Ined Éditions. The authors of articles are also encouraged to submit proposed contributions alongside their research article, comprising short texts and media that could be incorporated in other parts of the publication.

Economic MODEL

The texts on European Memories of the Gulag are published with open access in French and English and, where possible, Russian and Polish. It is completely free to access and download all the texts published.

Contributions and research articles are published with no submission or publications fees for the authors or their institutions (diamond open access), in line with Plan S recommendations and with France's National Plan for Open Science.

The publication is funded by INED with the support of the National Fund for Open Science.

International advisory COMMITTEE

The international advisory committee will be called upon to ensure international visibility for the website (which will operate in at least two languages but for greater access, parts of it will be in four – English, French, Polish and Russian). The committee’s members will be academics from various countries, specialists in this field in one way or another. Their mission will be to oversee the project’s research perimeter and use their knowledge of the international nature of its field to encourage research synergies based particularly on the specific features of the material available, other contributions to the website, and any other resources (especially sources). This will promote both the dynamic platform and the concept of internationally open-access publication of scholarship.


The publication is managed by an Editorial Committee, formed of publishing and documentation professionals (the Ined team and external advisors), as well as researchers specializing in this field.
This Committee is responsible for ensuring the consistency of the editorial policy and, in particular, the way in which the publication functions for both the general public and the research community. Its role also involves evaluating the scientific quality of research articles through a peer review process, as well as ensuring that the multimedia components (audio, video and archive footage) sit seamlessly within the text. Lastly, it is responsible for the editorial quality (the formatting and quality of text, sounds, documents, photos, etc.) of the whole site.

Members of the editorial committee: Alain Blum (Chair, historian and demographer, Ined and EHESS,), Isabelle Boutoux (Éditions de l'ENS), Marta Craveri (historian, Fondation de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme), Juliette Denis (lecturer, historian), Denis Eckert (geographer, CNRS), Véronique Ginouvès (research engineer at CNRS, sound archives director at Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l’Homme), Catherine Gousseff (historian, CNRS), Anouche Kunth (historian, CNRS), Emilia Koustova (historian, lecturer-researcher, University of Strasbourg), Valérie Mansard (Éditions de l'ENS), Cynthia Pedroja (Humathèque Condorcet), Marie-Paule Reydet (editor, Ined Éditions), Wanda Romanowski (head of Ined Éditions), Karin Sohler (librarian, manager of Ined’s open archive, Ined Éditions), Irina Tcherneva (historian, CNRS).

Editorial TEAM

All texts, short or long, and all other content are proofread, corrected, edited and uploaded by the Ined Éditions team. The editorial team is also responsible for tracking developments and coordinating translations. It ensures that content complies with standards of accessibility for those with barriers to access. It manages the archiving of the data relating to the publication in a data repository, and checks the quality of the metadata for the source documents published.

Members of the editorial team: : Marie-Paule Reydet (editor), Wanda Romanowski (head of Ined Éditions), Karin Sohler (librarian and archive manager), Jeanne Gissinger (digital publishing manager).


Each article submitted for publication is reviewed by two external assessors who specialize in the thematic, geographical, historical and/or methodological field in question (peer review). In the event of contradictory assessments, the Editorial Committee asks the Scientific Committee or seeks a third evaluation in order to gather broader criteria on which to base its decision. Contributions that need to be reworked based on the opinions and comments expressed may not be resubmitted to the Editorial Committee more than twice.


The authors grant Ined Éditions the non-exclusive right to reproduce and disseminate their contribution.

Texts within the publication are published under the Creative Commons – Attribution–Non-Commercial–No derivatives licence (4.0 International – CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This licence allows Publication users to copy and distribute the article via any media and in any format, but only without modifications, for non-commercial purposes, and provided that the author is cited.

The publication’s texts are available via free, immediate access to all users, who may read, download, copy, distribute, print, research or create links towards the texts, explore them to index them, transmit them as data to a software application, or use them for any other lawful purpose provided for under open licence CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

The multimedia objects associated with the texts, on the other hand, may be subject to usage restrictions. The licence applied to each media is indicated in the associated metadata (pending).

For more information on the licences and rights applicable to the site content, visit our dedicated page.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

A permanent DOI is attributed to all articles published.
The data and sources relating to the publication will be stored in a data repository and will be attributed a DOI.


Ined Éditions is committed to ensuring that all data associated with the publication meet open science standards (the FAIR principles) and that they can be accessed on a permanent basis by archiving them within a data repository (pending).

Authors of articles are encouraged to grant access to the sources and data on which their contribution is based, by storing them, whenever possible, in a public data repository compliant with open science standards.

All the necessary information about the various subject-specific and general databases can be found in the following registries:

Data citations within an article must include the following minimum information recommended by DataCite:
Author(s), year, title, publisher (name of the repository or archive), identifier (DOI).

Publication of an article in OPEN ARCHIVES

Given that the copyright granted is not exclusive, the author is free to store and publish multiple versions of their article in institutional, subject-specific, or general open archives (a permanent platform and with unrestricted access), subject to the following conditions:

Published (edited) version:from publication of the article by the publisher, under the Creative Commons Attribution – Non-Commercial–No Derivatives licence (CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0), in accordance with the publication’s free access policy.
Accepted version: from publication of the article by the publisher.
Submitted version: at any time.

In addition, the publication authorizes the author to publish the submitted or accepted versions of their article on their personal website, straight away.