Introduction: The Dissemination of National Knowledge in an Internationalized Scientific Community

  • Vincent Larivière University of Montreal
  • Jean-Philippe Warren
Keywords: Research Evaluation, National Journals, Publishing, Academic Publishing, Book Reviews, International Publications


This current issue of the Canadian Journal of Sociology studies the dissemination of social science and humanities (SS&H) national literature. Contemporary scientific exchanges—thanks to technology—are instant and global, and the pace of scientific production and dissemination has accelerated like never before in history. What are the consequences of these dramatic transformations for researchers working in SS&H? Two key vehicles for the dissemination of scholarly knowledge in those fields—journal articles and book reviews—are explored here. In particular, how do national journals fare in the new digitalized and globalized era?