Cornell's French Studies Program has recently launched a new electronic series of pre-prints in the field of French and Francophone Studies. Entitled Sans papier, scholars are encouraged to submit their work, which will be read by an editorial board before being made accessible on their website as protected PDF files. However, note that this is not a peer-reviewed publication, rather it is a way of disseminating new research in a timely manner. Copyright remains with the author, who is free to submit the work elsewhere.
For more information about this innovative scholarly communication initiative, please see their website: Sans papier.