Comptes Rendus

A Diamond Open Access for Comptes Rendus Biologies

A free publication for both readers and authors

Articles published in Comptes Rendus Biologies are available on a free, immediate and permanent basis, also known as Diamond Open Access:

  • Submission and publication: no submission or publication fees (Article Processing Charge or APC) are charged to authors or their institutions for the submission, review, editing and publication of their article;
  • Consultation and download: no subscription fees are charged to consult the full text of articles online, nor is any financial contribution required to download articles.


Support and partners

Comptes Rendus Biologies is published since 2020 in partnership with the centre Mersenne, a diamond open access scientific publishing infrastructure developed by Mathdoc, a support and research unit of CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes. The centre Mersenne provides all the publishing tools and services that enable the editorial teams of Comptes Rendus Biologies to manage, produce and distribute their publications.


Even if it is free for the readers as well as for the authors, the publication in open access diamond represents a significant cost for the editors. This virtuous economic model is made possible thanks to the recurrent technical, human and financial support of several institutions and research funders:

The French Academy of Sciences
The Simone and Cino Del Duca Foundation


Specific funding

2020-2021. The change in the business model of the Comptes Rendus journals of the French Academy of Sciences (CR-Academie project) was funded with support from the Fonds National pour la Science Ouverte (call for projects 2019 Edition - AAPFNSO2019CR-ACADEMIE-13958).
2022-2023. The ongoing development of a semi-collaborative translation platform for Comptes Rendus articles is funded with support from the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the General Delegation for the French Language and Languages of France of the Ministry of Culture.
2022-2024. The ongoing development of a platform for post-publication enrichment of Comptes Rendus articles (MarginaliAS project) is funded with the support of the Fonds National pour la Science Ouverte (call for projects Edition 2021 - AAPFNSO2MARGINALIAS-15361).