Infoscience is the EPFL institutional repository, managed by the Library in partnership with the Vice-Presidency for Information Systems (VPSI). This digital archive contains more than 140,000 documents resulting from the scientific production of EPFL researchers.

Help with Infoscience

How to search and download publications, manage Infoscience records, create publication lists, etc.

Infoscience hosts digital versions of more than 30,000 publications of EPFL researchers, generally filed by the authors, and more than 100,000 references.

• articles published in scientific periodicals
• articles, posters ou written presentations at conferences
• technical reports and other grey literature documents
• all EPFL theses
• some student work and teaching materials

Infoscience participates in the EPFL’s commitment to Open Access to scientific information (Green Open Access). EPFL researchers are encouraged to deposit the fulltext of their productions in order to benefit from the free and wide dissemination of research results and the long-term archiving of publications.

The deposit of a document into Infoscience is subject to publishers’ conditions that vary by publishers and journals in which the article is published.

  1. Full text versions:
  • Preprint = first draft of the manuscript not accepted, before peer-review process;
  • Postprint or Author Accepted Manuscript = accepted manuscript after peer-review, without copyediting, neither typesetting, nor proof correction from the publisher;
  • Publisher’s version = final version with the publisher’s layout.
  1. The embargo period may vary from 0 to 48 months depending on the archived version and the publishers’ conditions (listed on the website Sherpa/Romeo and on the publisher’s website).

EPFL theses are also deposited in Infoscience by the Library.

For any questions about the right to deposit, contact [email protected].

The Library offers services to EPFL researchers and labs:

  • Support on publication submission
  • Bibliographic data curation
  • Training on platform use
  • Profiled editorial options for labs
  • Expertise on funders’ requirements and publishers’ policies
  • Guidance on Green Open Access publishing

Don’t hesitate to browse the Infoscience knowledge base.

Filing of the full text is not mandatory in Infoscience, therefore all references indicated in the database are not necessarily accompanied by a document. In such cases you can try to contact the authors listed as member of EPFL or their laboratory.


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