Call for Applications: Scholarly Journals 2021


Deadline: March 27, 2020


Érudit is launching a call for applications for scholarly journals wishing to be disseminated on its platform as of January 2021. The journal should  submit its application. Applications received after this date may  be evaluated for the following year.

Selection Criteria

To be eligible, applicant journals must meet the following criteria:

  • The journal must follow a rigorous and independent peer review process.
  • At least one third of the journal’s editorial committee must be made up of researchers affiliated with a Canadian post-secondary educational institution and/or the journal must be owned by a Canadian not-for-profit organization.
  • The journal must publish at least six scholarly articles per year.
  • The journal must have been published for at least two years as a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.
  • The journal must be related to a social science or humanities discipline.
  • The journal must publish primarily in English and/or French.

To Prepare Your Application File

  1. Complete the online application form at
  2. Choose a type of digital production. Érudit will provide applicant journals with a proposal  with three options:
  3. Once journals have selected a digital production option, Érudit’s Scientific Committee will examine the applications and notify journals whether or not they have been accepted to be disseminated on the Érudit platform.
  4. Sign contracts between the journal and Érudit. Contracts must be returned to Érudit before September 1, 2020, otherwise the journal cannot be integrated in 2021.

Services provided by Érudit to journals

  • Digital publishing
    Érudit provides XML file markup and production for current and back issues. This format allows for optimum interoperability and multiple publishing formats (XHTML, ePub, PDF, etc.).
  • Dissemination
    Érudit has signed agreements with international aggregators, such as  Google ScholarEBSCO and Crossref (for Digital Object Identifiers), ensuring full visibility of published articles.
  • Preservation
    Érudit works with international partners, such as Portico, to ensure permanent archiving of platform content.
  • Commercialization
    Journals can choose to be published commercially (subscription access to last 12 months; open access to archives) or with full open access. Érudit assists the journals through various commercialization strategies (subscription sales, consortium agreements, support funds for open access, peripheral revenue, etc.). More than 1,100 libraries worldwide have subscription agreements with Érudit.

If your journal uses Open Journal Systems (OJS), we invite you to familiarise yourself with the services offered through Coalition Publica, Érudit’s partnership with the Public Knowledge Project.

Note: Journals are only charged for publishing services, and they remain owners of all digital files produced by Érudit.