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Launched: 1998
Record Updated: Apr 18, 2024
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Érudit's mission is to support open digital publishing and research in the humanities and social sciences and in the arts and letters. With an extensive range of services, from data tagging to document indexing with international content aggregators, Érudit has been supporting the research and cultural community for more than 20 years.


To support open digital publishing and research in the humanities and social sciences and in arts and letters.

Key Achievements

May 2023: The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and Érudit are pleased to announce the renewal of their Partnership for Open Access for an additional two-year period. This extension will serve as a transition period to a new long-term partnership agreement planned for 2025 and will allow our organizations to build towards a ground-breaking reimagining of the Canadian open access landscape.

March 2023: Each year, several scholarly journals on the platform change their delivery model to offer their entire collection in immediate open access. In 2023, seven journals made this transition.

November 2022: Guaranteeing access to scholarly and cultural journals at the college level: ten years of collaboration between Érudit and Collecto! The agreement, which applies to 54 libraries in Québec and Ontario, allows 144,000 CEGEP students and teachers to access the largest corpus of humanities and social science journals in Canada. Érudit and Collecto are happy to announce today the renewal of this important agreement, extending it for the next five years (2022–2027).

Technical Attributes

Open Code Repository


Maintenance Status

Actively maintained

Technical Documentation


Open Data Statement


Content Licensing

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Policies & Governance

Governance Summary

Érudit is a consortium comprised of three Canadian universities: Université de Montréal, Université Laval, and Université du Québec à Montréal. It is governed by representatives from the research, university library, and scholarly publishing sectors. Its governed by a governing board and scientific director.


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Web Accessibility Statement


Open Data Statement


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Additional Information

Organizational History

1998: The original version of the Érudit platform is launched by Presses de l’Université de Montréal (PUM)

2000: Creation of the Groupe interuniversitaire pour l’édition numérique (GIEN) to oversee Érudit. It is comprised of the Université de Montréal’s information and communication technologies department, the provincial scientific information network, the Presses de l’Université de Montréal, the Presses de l’Université Laval, the dissemination department of the research and creation branch of the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Université Laval library.

2004: Creation of the Érudit consortium, in the form of a general partnership, whose partners are Université de Montréal, Université Laval and Université du Québec à Montréal.

2013: Consolidation of the Dissertations section through an agreement signed with four Canadian Universities: UQAM, UQAT, UQTR, UQAC.

2015: The Partnership in support of open access to scholarly journals is established between 107 Canadian journals and 53 university libraries, in collaboration with the CRKN.

2018: Launch of Coalition Publica, an initiative of Érudit and PKP to bring together Canadian scholarly journal publishers, academic libraries and researchers.

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Organizational Structure

Business or Ownership Model

Fiscal sponsorship (academic institution)

Full-time Staff



Primary Funding Source

Program service revenue