Érudit has become the benchmark in digital publishing in the scientific and cultural fields with a range of high quality digital publishing services, competitive pricing, and personalized services to its member journals.

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Digital publishing

editionBased on international standards, Érudit’s digital publishing chain ensures the creation of well-mapped documents, giving easy access to them and their research data.

The files produced are optimized for online distribution (SEO and download time) and are available in PDF, XML, or XHTML formats.

  • Production levels
    Two production processing levels are offered by Érudit: minimal and complete.

Minimal XML processing

Minimal XML processing identifies and tags article content elements such as titles, subtitles, authors, affiliations and contact information of authors, abstracts, bibliographies, and biographical notes.

See an example of minimal processing.

Complete XML processing.

Full XML processing identifies finer semantic elements within the text body, such as section headings, paragraphs, quotations, footnotes, transcriptions, lists, figures, tables, images, multimedia, and more.

See an example of complete processing.

  • New! Digital self-production Service
    The digital self-production service allows journal managers to realize internally a large part of the digital production work for their publication. This service is for now only available for cultural journals disseminated on Érudit platform. For more informations about this service, please consult the guide or the tutorial (documents in french language).
  • Archive digitization service.
    Érudit offers individualized support for archive digitization projects.

Production costs
The production of current issues published on Érudit is billed annually to journals. These fees are based on a cost table taking into account:

⋅ processing type (minimal or full XML)
⋅ method of access (open or subscription access)
⋅ number of articles published annually
⋅ complexity of articles processed (number of tables and figures, special characters, etc.)

Large archival collections are batch digitized using a method that optimizes production without increasing the related financial impact. Digitization is billed on a per project basis.

Production time
– Current issues
Issues are produced within 4 to 6 weeks of file reception to ensure simultaneous publishing of print and digital versions.

– Archival digitization
Production time for back issues depends on the number of ongoing projects and the nature of the archives being processed.

Dissemination and referencing

diffusionTo provide visibility to our published journals, Érudit has developed a solid strategy over the years for effective dissemination and referencing services.

Dissemination and referencing go hand in hand with efficient organization of data and are essential steps in enhancing the digital publications offered on Érudit. Through careful content organization and the use of international quality standards, Érudit has signed agreements with major players in the world of documentation (Primo Central, WorldCat, Summons, Scopus, WOS, Google Scholar, Francis, BASE, OAISter, JournalTOCS, DOAJ, Repère, Persée, etc.).

With more than 26.5 million page views in 2013, 70% from abroad, Érudit is proud to contribute to the international dissemination of French-language heritage and culture.


commercialisationÉrudit offers scholarly and cultural journals a marketing service geared toward a national and international institutional clientele.

Érudit works continuously to develop commercial revenue for publishers by negotiating new agreements with library consortia and proposing new marketing solutions. In all, more the 1,000 institutions in 35 countries have title or package subscriptions with Érudit.

 Hosting and preservation

preservationÉrudit is committed to ensuring the long-term preservation of XML, XHTML, and PDF files and their metadata. To this end, a permanent identification service (through unique URLs) is provided for all documents of the collection.

Érudit signed an agreement with Portico in 2013 to safeguard files in the event of a major incident.

Digital strategy

stratégieSince its creation in 1998, Érudit has worked with over 150 publishers in their digital publishing projects.

With a team of professionals from the publishing and documentation communities and over 15 years in the field, Érudit provides personalized support to journal publishers for all activities related to scholarly publishing and dissemination.

Editorial management

gestion éditorialJournals published on the Érudit platform have access to the Open Journal System (OJS), an online tool for submitting and editing articles.

In collaboration with the Université de Montréal’s Centre d’expertise numérique pour la recherché (CEN-R), Érudit assists journals in installing, setting up, and using this tool.