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Why Érudit?

Knowledge Is Just a Few Clicks Away

A Diverse and Rigorously Curated Corpus

The journals disseminated on Érudit reflect the variety of the scholarly and cultural production in the Canadian and global humanities and social sciences. These journals are thoroughly selected by our scientific committee and meet the criteria defined by the national scientific agencies.

250 000

available articles

+ 7 000

new publications annually

Breakdown by discipline (2019)

Number of subscribing or partner libraries by country (2018-2019)

United States 32.4%
Canada 27.1%
France 8.1%
United Kingdom 4.8%
Spain 4.5%
Others 22.8%

+ 24 million

page views per year

Platform with a Global Readership

By favouring open access as well as different dissemination strategies, we promote research and provide knowledge to all, transcending geographical and financial barriers.

Services Provided in Support of Bibliodiversity

By offering affordable services provided by professionals, and by establishing partnerships with libraries and institutions worldwide, we put forth a true alternative to the for profit scholarly publishing model.


membership agreements or partnerships with libraries


funded scholarly journals

Science Working for the Common Good

A Canadian not-for-profit inter-university consortium

We are run by publishers, librarians and academics, and our mission is funded by the Canadian and Quebec governments.

An open digital infrastructure

All the software we use or develop is written in open-source code. They are available free of charge so that they can be modified and redistributed in a community development context.

A fair and sustainable model for scholarly journals

We wish to shift the power dynamic in the realm of scholarly communication and to relieve the pressure exerted by the major for-profit publishers on libraries, among others.

A unifying initiative for the field of scholarly publishing

With the Public Knowledge Project, we have created Coalition Publica. Coalition Publica brings together stakeholders from the national and international research and publication sector in order to develop services in technologies in line with the needs of its various communities.

Reimagining Research in HSS

While scholarly publishing has fully embraced digital means of dissemination, it is now crucial to support academic communities as they explore new technologies enabling them to conduct research. With this goal in mind, we are establishing partnerships with documentary institutions, namely to create research corpora (big data mining).

Textual Data Mining—Numapresse

How did news spread in the 19th century? To answer this question, the Numapresse team studies viral phenomena based on a mixed corpus of thousands of articles from Canadian and French periodicals issued in 1866.

Data Visualization—Vialab

Vialab is an Ontario Tech University research team developing tools for visualization, analysis, and exploration of vast digital corpora based on Érudit’s journals.

Open Information Extraction—RALI

The members of RALI are developing a prototype for information discovery allowing to explore Érudit articles based on shared concepts. The tool is based on named entity recognition and enriched with knowledge bases such as Wikipedia.

Information Structure—Stylo

The Canada Research Chair in Digital Textualities is developing Stylo, a text editor that serves as an alternative to Word for academic writing in the humanities and social sciences in the digital age. Stylo is currently being tested by three journals disseminated by Érudit.

Communities and Engagement

For over 20 years, we having been working hand in hand with research centres, university presses, libraries, and other institutions dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge.