The project pursues the following goals:
  1. Examine Canadian citizenship through Canadian research in the humanities and social sciences.
  2. Remind readers of the role played by articles and academic journals in disseminating knowledge and moving society forward.
  3. To educate the next generation about scholarly dissemination issues.
  4. Promote open access to knowledge (journals, archival holdings)

Each month between June 2017 and June 2018, a topic will be featured and commented upon by two personalities from scientific and cultural fields.

Their reflection is based on a selection of mainly open access articles and journals, available to the public for exploration.

The website will also put forth archival materials (press, radio, television, etc.) that put the topics into perspective and liven their presentation.

Placed under the leadership of Professors Vincent Larivière (Université de Montréal) and Jean-Philippe Warren (Concordia University), and developed with the collaboration of an interuniversity research team, the project is coordinated by the Érudit Consortium.

Salons is supported by several large Canadian scientific organizations and has received financial support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Connection grant/Canada 150) and of several other partners.

The Partners



Created in 1923, Acfas (Association francophone pour le savoir) is a non-profit aiming to promote research and innovation as well as scientific culture in francophone society, contributing to the dissemination and promotion of knowledge and scientific methods. Through its different activities (annual congress, awards ceremony, publications, etc.), Acfas contributes to the promotion of research in the public sphere, and to the creation of a true knowledge society.

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The Canadian Association of Learned Journals’ mission is to represent, develop and support the academic community of Canadian learned journals in disseminating original research and scholarly information, as well as to promote intellectual culture in Canada and internationally.

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L’Association pour la recherche au collégial is a Quebec association working to develop research in Cégeps by holding information and training sessions, dissemination activities, an annual conference and awards ceremonies. It also carries out its mission through the publication of a newsletter, and public positions on research-related questions.
Fédération for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences promotes research and teaching for the advancement of an inclusive, democratic and prosperous society. With a membership now comprising over 160 universities, colleges and scholarly associations, the Federation represents a diverse community of 91,000 researchers and graduate students across Canada. The Federation organizes Canada’s largest academic gathering, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, bringing together more than 8,000 participants each year.

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Part of the Université de Montréal, l’École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information (EBSI; School of Library and Information Studies) is dedicated to training professionals and researchers in the field of recorded information and knowledge management, and to contributing to the advancement of knowledge and practices in information management through research activities on the national and international levels.

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In partnership with Canadian scientific libraries and publishers, Érudit is dedicated to the digital dissemination of scholarly and cultural publications in the humanities and social sciences. Érudit is an interuniversity consortium (Université de Montréal, Université Laval, Université du Québec à Montréal) and it is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture. Since 2014, it is recognized as a Major Scientific Initiative by the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

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The Presses de l’Université de Montréal (PUM) were created in 1962. This university press has a catalogue of 650 titles and disseminates 5 scholarly journals. In partnership with the Université de Montréal libraries, the PUM have published over ten monographs in open access.

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The Regroupement des bibliothèques collégiales du Québec (REBICQ) is devoted to bringing together and developing documentary expertise, tools and practices in Cégep libraries. Its members include executive librarians, library professionals, (specialists of teaching methods and techniques, librarians or pedagogical advisors) and library technicians from public and subsidized private Cégeps.

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The Salons website is intended as an aexpression space for its contributors. The opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of their authors.

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