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COVID-19: Érudit Access and Services

This page will be updated regularly with the latest information about Érudit’s services and access to content on the platform.

Reinstatement of the moving wall – 12/01/2021

In the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and following the ICOLC call, more than 70 scholarly journals disseminated on with a 12-month moving wall agreed to temporarily open access to their restricted articles. We were very pleased with this show of solidarity, at a time when it was made clear that access to research is absolutely essential. This temporary initiative ended on January 1, 2021, and the moving wall has been reinstated.

If you are a user of one of Érudit’s 1,200 subscriber or partner libraries, you can use your library’s digital resource portal to access restricted content. If you do not have access, we encourage you to express your interest in the journals available on Érudit to your library. For more information about subscriptions or partnerships, please contact us at

Thinking through crisis one article at a time – 01/05/2020

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The current crisis is reshaping our society as a whole, and the humanities and social sciences are essential to understanding all the issues involved.

In this perspective, we have initiated a project to put forward scientific articles to help put this crisis into perspective: 

List of journals temporarily freely available – 30/03/2020


The response from the journals that we disseminate with an embargo to our proposal for temporary free access has been very positive. It should be noted that only the last 12 months of publication of these journals normally have restricted access, the archives being offered in open access.

Articles available in temporary free access are marked with a green padlock on our platform. The list of participating journals, which will evolve over the next few days, is available at this address:

Assessment of a temporary removal of the moving pay wall – 25/03/2020

Following the international movement initiated by the ICOLC Consortium, which represents the largest library consortia around the world, including the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), several digital platforms, commercial as well as non-profit, are now offering unrestricted access to content normally under subscription.

We are currently exploring options to temporarily remove our 12-months moving pay wall (currently in effect for 89 scholarly journals). We are committed to supporting the global effort for open access to research results, while respecting the fragile economic reality of the journals with which we work. As a reminder, 97% of journal content on Érudit is available in open access, and 72 journals publish in full and immediate open access.

Remote Work – 19/03/2020

To ensure the safety and health of our employees, and in accordance with government directives, the Érudit team now works remotely. The entire team is committed to ensuring that all services offered remain operational (digital production, access to content, administration and management, customer service, etc.). 

You can easily reach us by email at