Les Presses de l’Université de Montreal
Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal (PUM) was founded in 1962. Its basic mission is to disseminate knowledge as widely as possible and to serve both academia and society in general. PUM’s four major objectives are as follows:
- to disseminate the results of academic research through books, scholarly journals and electronic publications;
- to convey scientific knowledge to a broader audience;
- to participate in the life of Montréal by providing insights into topical issues;
- and to help increase the national and international influence of the Université de Montréal.
PUM publishes in a wide variety of fields, including literature, history, political and social science, and health. It produces approximately 50 new publications every year (books and journals combined) and has published more than 2000 titles overall, representing at least as many authors. A large proportion of these titles are still available. Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal has a strong commitment to digital publishing and to being on the cutting edge of best digital practices, particularly when it comes to free access.
PUM publishes and distributes five peer-reviewed scholarly journals (Criminologie, Études françaises, Géographie physique et Quaternaire, Meta, Sociologie and Sociétés) whose high quality has been recognized repeatedly by the specialized committees of Quebec and federal research-funding agencies. Through the journals it publishes, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal contributes to the dissemination of research in Québec and Canada and enjoys a prominent reputation internationally.