Managing the website

Rights: Administrator, Editor in Chief, Editorial secretary, Webmaster

The design of the website can be customised to give the journal a specific visual identity.

To customise the journal, go to: Journal management > Website.

Six configurable options are available:

  • General: define the interface languages (English and/or French);

  • Style: define the display options of the site;

  • Header: add a banner;

  • Menu: create and manage information pages (ethical charter, publishing policies, evaluation process, credits, etc.);

  • News: add specific information (calls for papers, conference announcements, reviews of the journal, etc.);

  • Resources: storage of the various text and image files of the site (e.g. logos, banner, copyright assignment contract, etc.).


The “General” option allows you to define the interface languages. Currently, there are two possible choices: French and English.

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Select the desired languages by clicking on their labels (click and press Ctrl or Cmd to select the second language, if your site is bilingual).

Click on “Save” to save the chosen settings.

Please note: if you choose to implement both languages, you will need to translate the entire interface into these two languages (titles and contents of the pages you have created).


The “Style” option allows you to define the display of the site. You can choose:

  • the orientation of the menu (horizontal or vertical);

  • the width of the main zone;

  • the display or not of the breadcrumb trail;

  • the type of customisation (one-click, simple or advanced).

Width of the main zone

Two possibilities are proposed here:

  • Default (fixed 940px);

  • Responsive (adjusted to the screen side).

Show breadcrumb trail

The breadcrumb trail makes it possible to know at any time which page of the site you are on.

The breadcrumb trail is displayed at the top of the page either directly under the banner (in the case of a vertical menu) or under the menu (in the case of a horizontal menu).

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Customisation type

There are three ways to customise your site: one-click, simple or advanced.

By selecting the “1-click” option, you can choose between two predefined templates (template 1 and template 2).

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By selecting the “Simple” option, you can configure the background colours of the page, the colours of the main area, the text and links, choose the font and size of the text, titles, etc.

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By selecting the “Advanced” option, you can directly edit the CSS.

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You can call on the Episciences team to help you choose the right fonts and colours to make your site accessible.


The “News” option allows you to add information to the news page. This page must have been created beforehand in the menu.

To add a news item, click on the “Add news” button.

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The news entry form has four fields. Fields marked with an asterisk are required.

  • Title*: title of your news item;

  • Content: description of the news item;

  • Link: url of the page where you can get more information;

  • Status: Invisible / Online. The invisible status allows you to unsee the news without deleting it (to keep it in archives for example).

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The “Resources” option lists all the resources (text files, images, etc.) deposited on the site.

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