Érudit’s editorial policy

Publishing licenses and copyrights

Érudit does not own the copyrights to the articles produced and published. Journals grant Érudit a non-exclusive licence to publish their current and back issues in digital format only.

 Selection criteria for journals

Scholarly journals

The editorial board of Érudit evaluates journals based on the selection criteria of Canadian funding agencies (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Fonds de recherche Société et culture Québec):

  1. The Journal is peer reviewed;
  2. The Editor in Chief of the Journal is a professor in a Canadian postsecondary educational institution;
  3. At least 1/3 of the Editorial Board of the Journal is composed of researchers affiliated with a Canadian postsecondary institution;
  4. The Journal is published mainly in French or in a French-English bilingual manner;
  5. The Journal has been published as a peer-reviewed scholarly journal for at least 2 years;
  6. The Journal publishes at least 8 scholarly articles per year.

These criteria are nevertheless meant as guidelines. All applications are evaluated by the Érudit editorial board.

Érudit also works with publishers who are starting a publishing project. Publishers who choose to publish their journal on Érudit benefit from consulting services provided by a team of experts in digital publishing. Publishers are guided through each stage of their project until the launch of their first issue online.

Cultural journals

Applications from cultural journals newly included on the Érudit platform are evaluated individually by the Érudit editorial board.