How do the Hypotheses portals work?

Hypotheses now includes several thousand research blogs run by a vast community of bloggers from all countries who can publish in all languages. The platform is organized into linguistic subdivisions that currently correspond to French-speaking, English-speaking, German-speaking and Spanish-speaking communities of bloggers. Each community has its own discussion tools and scientific committee. Further subdivisions are in the pipeline.

Publications in French, English, German and Spanish are promoted on dedicated linguistic portals by the managers of each linguistic subdivision.

The French-speaking ( and English-speaking ( portals are managed by OpenEdition‘s Scientific Blogging department, which manages the Hypotheses platform ;
The German-speaking portal ( is managed by our partners at the Max Weber Schiftung;
The Spanish-speaking portal ( is managed by our UNED partners.

The content of these four language portals is showcased on the general multilingual Hypotheses portal:

Every day, Hypotheses bloggers publish more than a hundred posts on their research blogs. Not all of them can be displayed on the Hypotheses portals. Regularly, one post makes the headlines (at the top of the home page) on the English-speaking portal.

Here is an explanation of how the editorialisation of Hypotheses for English content works:

The promotion of articles on the Hypotheses portal is one of the missions of OpenEdition’s Scientific Blogging department. Every day, all the newly published posts on all the blogs are browsed to select those that will appear on the English-speaking Hypotheses portal. Among these articles, the choice is further narrowed down and a article is selected to make the headlines. The latter is then illustrated and promoted in the banner of the English-speaking Hypotheses portal, and the banner of the general multilingual Hypotheses portal. A proportion of the articles are posted on Hypotheses social networks (Twitter and Facebook).

All articles are likely to find themselves on the English-speaking Hypotheses portal. This editorialisation of the Hypotheses platform makes it possible to reflect the abundance and diversity of the content you publish, while taking into account the intense activity of the platform.

Cite this article as: "How do the Hypotheses portals work?" from Marion Wesely. Published on The house of blogs, 06/09/2018. Link:

Marion Wesely

Anciennement Chargée de l'accompagnement des communautés et de la valorisation des contenus d'Hypothèses / Community manager & communication officer for the Hypotheses platform (OpenEdition)

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