250 000


5 million

annual users in 200 countries

10 000

articles disseminated annually in over 35 disciplines


of our content is available in open access

Érudit Through the Years


While the Internet was still in its infancy and fax machines were in their glory days, we launched the first version of the erudit.org platform, a year after the creation of the Direction des publications électroniques by the Presses de l’Université de Montréal.


Digitization of the first retrospective collections with the archiving of two journals, Meta and Sociologie et sociétés.


As a response to requests from the Canadian academic community for a structure that could provide digital publishing services, an interuniversity group dedicated to digital publishing was put in place to manage Érudit.


Launch of the second version of the erudit.org platform.


Érudit becomes the Érudit Consortium, a general partnership which includes the Université de Montréal, the Université Laval and the Université du Québec à Montréal.


Launch of the 3rd version of the platform with new features and the objective of digitalizing more than 60,000 articles from the cultural journals of the Société de développement des périodiques culturels québécois (SODEP).


Érudit is recognized as a Major Science Initiative by the Canada Foundation for Innovation.


Creation of the Partnership for Open Access with the Canadian Research Knowledge Network.


Launch of the 4th version of the Érudit platform, with over 150,000 articles available.


Érudit and the Public Knowledge Project collaborate to create Coalition Publica, a partnership with the objective of building a national, open and non-profit infrastructure dedicated to research, dissemination and digital scholarly publishing.


Development of large textual and bibliometric datasets for digital humanities research.


Funding for Coalition Publica’s operations by the Pan-Canadian Knowledge Access Initiative program created by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.


By signing the Helsinki Initiative on Multilingualism in Scholarly Communication, Érudit confirms its commitment to bibliodiversity and to bilingual and multilingual Québec- and Canada-based scholarly journals.

Our Main Objectives


Promoting Québec and Canadian Research Around the World

75% of article views on the erudit.org platform come from outside Canada. Users are based in over 85 countries, notably France, the United States, Germany, Morocco, Belgium, Cameroon and Ivory Coast.


Support and Develop Bibliodiversity in the Social Sciences and the Humanities

The journals disseminated on erudit.org are representative of the richness of the research being done in the social sciences, the humanities, the arts and literature. Anthropology, literary studies, psychology, demography, education… All in all, more than 35 disciplines are represented in the available corpus. These journals are editorially independent and rooted in their research communities.


Promote Access to Research Results for a Larger Audience

Érudit has established over 1,200 agreements with libraries and documentary institutions worldwide to ensure wide distribution of its corpus.


Support Scholarly Publications Through a Viable Economic Model

Journals disseminated by Érudit are either immediately in open access or behind a moving wall. Subscription revenues go to restricted journals, while open access journals receive financial support from the Partnership for Open Access. This hybrid model ensures both economic support for the journals and general access to most of the research material.


Contribute to a Knowledge-Based Society

In a context where disinformation is becoming more prevalent, guaranteeing open and easy access to thorough and serious scientific and cultural resources has become essential. With its policy of open access and its strategy for content discoverability, Érudit is proud to contribute to the democratization of knowledge.

Our Partners

The Érudit Consortium wants to thank all of its institutional partners, both public and private, that have supported it for close to 25 years and which contribute to its success.

A network of organizations also supports the activities undertaken by Coalition Publica, our partnership with the Public Knowledge Project.

Associated Universities

Funding Organizations

Our Partners



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