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The open archive HAL-SHS is devoted to archiving and dissemination of scientific literature, published or unpublished, from universities or research institutions in all disciplines of human and social sciences.


Objectives and contents

HAL-SHS provides publications produced by the scientific research. The expected scientific level is the one of a publication submitted in a peer-reviewed journal. HAL-SHS does not limit to published documents, or even intended to be published, but the scientific contents must be suited for a display in HAL-SHS. 

The following types of document are not accepted :

  • master mémoire (dissertation)
  • powerpoint presentation or poster, unless it is an annex of an article
  • bibliography alone
  • table of content of a book
  • presentation of product
  • annual report
  • experience feedback
For contributors
  • The deposit of the fulltext should be made  in the agreement of all its authors, and in the respect for the policy of the publishers.
  • A submitted document passed a moderation process. It can be rejected if it does not fullfill HAL criteria
  • Once a document is put online, it cannot be withdrawn
For readers
  • Within the context of electronic communication, rules about intellectual property do apply. In particular, authors must be correctly recognized as such, and tne work must be cited if used.
Terms of Use
  • HAL metadata can be browsed in full or partially by OAI-PMH harvesting ;
  • No commercial use of the extracted data ;
  • Must cite the source (eg

Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe (UMS 3668) []

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Last update : 2020/03/18






















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Short interruption of service on Thursday 16 July 2020 between 9:00 am and 9:15 am (Paris GMT+2)  (8/7/20)   Moins
A short service interruption will take place on Thursday, July 16, 2020 between 9:00 and 9:15 a.m. (Paris GMT+2) to improve the network capabilities of the CCSD infrastructure. This maintenance carried out by CC-IN2P3 at the request of the CCSD will lead to the shutdown of our equipment for a few seconds and will make all our applications (including HAL,, unavailable for the time of the update. We nevertheless foresee an interruption of 15 minutes and recommend that you do not try to record data between 9:00 and 9:15 am. This change is intended to improve our performance and we thank you for your understanding during this interruption. The entire CCSD infrastructure benefits from the hosting and services of the IN2P3 Computing Centre.

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