Report about the two-day annual conference "Journées ABES" (dubbed "JABES") organised by the French Agence Bibliographique de l’Enseignement Supérieur (ABES) held in Montpellier, France over 14-15 May 2013.
The international meeting, Berlin 7: Open Access reaching diverse communities  took place from December 2nd to 4th, 2009 in Paris. This seventh follow up of the 2003 Berlin conference highlighted the different pathways to Open Access that research communities are taking. The conference was conducted primarily in a round-table style and addressed all of the most debated issues in the Open Access area. The aim of this report is to offer a synthesis of the different topics and perspectives.
Developments in information and communication technologies and the Open Access movement deeply affect the way research is carried out and communicated. E-journals have emerged as a significant means of scholarly communication in recent years. E-journals and other innovative infrastructures were born and are mostly used in scientific domains integrally related to technology, such as the natural sciences and medicine. However, recent developments around the world have affected the humanities as well, with respect to e-journals and other infrastructures that open up new avenues of scholarly collaboration, research communication and research preservation. Our paper focuses on the project of developing three open access journals in the humanities at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF). The project was an initiative of the National Documentation Center (NDC) of NHRF. It was carried out in collaboration with the three NHRF Institutes specializing in the humanities. We present the goals we set and the challenges we faced, and place the project within the wider picture of the Greek and international situation in the humanities. Finally, we emphasize the modifications we implemented on the journal platform, in order to achieve particular functions that the institutes called for.