Posts in the "Issues of scholarly dissemination" category

Interview with Jean-Claude Guédon

Over the past several years, Jean-Claude Guédon, a leading advocate in the open access movement, has been actively calling for a revival of the true purpose of scholarly research—what he calls the Great Scientific Conversation. In support of this idea, the former Université de Montréal comparative literature professor took part in the Budapest Initiative for […]

Did Someone Say Canadian Academic Journals?

As our scientific director Vincent Larivière says, “Quebec and Canadian academic journals allow the dissemination of papers on national interests and benefit from a much higher usage than the average international journals.” (De l’importance des revues de recherche nationales, Acfas, translated from French by Érudit, 2014). But what are the salient characteristics of our national journals? As part […]

Role of university presses in the digital age

With the advent of digital technology and the development of open access to research results , what university presses roles will be required to play in scholarly dissemination ? Benoît Melançon, professor at Université de Montréal and scientific director at Université de Montréal Press answers these questions as part of our series of Issues of scholarly […]