Érudit’s service chain aims to promote the results of research and creation and to make them widely available. It is based on 5 pillars:
Read by humans as well as machines.
From each publication file sent to us by the journal editors, we create a digital document structured in XML format, with plain-text and metadata. This document can be read in various formats (PDF, HTML, ePub) and indexed in search engines.
For the future of the humanities and social sciences.
By developing new digital tools and by contributing to research projects, we foster innovation in the humanities and social sciences.
To us, each journal editor is unique.
We offer tailored support to each editorial team for its digital endeavors. And thanks to over 1,100 membership agreements and library partnerships, we also help fund their operations.
Sustained access for centuries to come.
We make sure that the digital document will remain available when formats will have evolved and even when our servers no longer exist! To this end, our partner Portico stores our data on different protected servers.
Available everywhere, and for various purposes.
The document is then made available on the erudit.org platform, but also through various discovery tools, aggregators, and search engines with which we have signed agreements (Ebsco, Google Scholar, Crossref, Isidore, etc.). The exploration tools (built-in search engine, records) that we develop also ensure wide dissemination.