Document types on OpenEdition Journals

[!] Documents uploaded into Lodel must be pre-prepared and styled.
[!] They must be saved in one of the following formats: .docx, xml or .odt.

What types of texts?

The content management of a publication (issue of a journal or a section in continuous flow) is based on different types of documents. These types are used to transcribe the initial structure of a journal.

To add a document of any type:

  • Go to the desired issue, section or sub-section.
  • In the [Texts] drop-down menu, select the desired type.
  • Load the file via the upload window.


This type of document is suitable for importing short texts for the presentation of an issue or sub-sections. It generally corresponds to the editorial of the issue. It can be a foreword, a short introduction, an editorial, a preface or a presentation.


This is the most commonly used type of document. It is subject to the peer review process. It is a long structured text that can contain bibliographical references, notes, summaries, keywords…


The chronicle type has the same display and management options as the article type. It is used for documents directly related to the issue to which it belongs. It is used for all the various contents that are in the summary of the issue: interview, tribute, chronology, short conclusion, bibliography.


This type of text can be used for reviews of books, exhibitions, films, theses, symposiums, excavations or other types of events.

Announcement and news

This type of document is not necessarily directly related to the issue. It includes all the various contents that are not meant to be quoted and that are not in the summary of the issue: books received, call for contribution, courses, reading committee of the issue, thanks.

Practical information

This type of document is not part of the issue. They are descriptive pages of the journal: long presentation of the journal, the committees, instructions to authors, and submission procedures. It is only present in the presentation collections at the root of the site.

Other document types

These following types are available in some contexts and in the other proposed menus, but they go beyond the structuring schemes seen previously and are developed in other pages.

  • Site record
  • Biographical note of a member
  • Image (different types)
  • Video, audio documents
  • Syndication feeds
  • etc.

DOI, embargo and citability

DOI Embargo Generation of the “References” part Paragraph numbering
Editorial Yes No Yes Yes
Article Yes Possible Yes Yes
Review Yes No Yes Yes
Chronical Yes Possible Yes Yes
Announcement and news No No No No
Practical information No No No No

Modify the type after loading

If it is necessary to change the type of document, here is how to proceed. Simply select the correct document type in the [Information on entity] block at the top right of the article editing form.

Finally, if in doubt about the type of a document, do not hesitate to contact the helpdesk: assistance[at]

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Cite this blog post
Gwenn Dossmann (2022, October 4). Document types on OpenEdition Journals. OpenEdition Journals Support - Lodel 1. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from

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