The Éditions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (the Foundation’s publishing house) began compiling a unique catalogue in the human and social sciences in the 1970s. It brings together high-level scientific publications, most of which resulted from collaborations with other institutions, both French (EHESS, CNRS, INRA, Institut de France, and the Ministries of Culture and Communication, National Education, and Research) and foreign.
With more than 1,000 titles, 26 collections, 18 journals (14 of which are online), the various publications embody the scientific policy of the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, which is recognized as being of public utility. This policy of openness is reinforced by an official status and missions that make the FMSH a place that is increasingly conducive to encounters and exchanges between nations, cultures, institutions, and disciplines.
Today, the Éditions de la MSH is expanding its activities in the framework of the reflection and initiatives promoted by the Foundation to adapt itself to the profound transformations brought about by new technologies and to use them to their full potential in order to ensure faster, more effective, and broader diffusion of scientific information and findings of individual and collective research.
While traditional publishing must remain a reference point, it needs to be carefully reshaped and must henceforth coexist with other diffusion methods.
Regarding the diffusion of this research, it must meet the requirements of scientific communities, the configurations of which are increasingly international and less national: no matter what thematic area or discipline is concerned, information must be able to reach its readers wherever they may be, and readers must be able to compare, in real time, the results of their research with those of their colleagues.
As part of its goal to ensure quality publications by attentive and rigorous preparation procedures, the Éditions have opted to diversify their fabrication, diffusion, and distribution techniques to keep abreast of the evolving market of scientific publications.
It is through this image of diversity that we invite you to discover our publishing house, an image that accurately depicts our initiative and our Foundation, a veritable crossroads of knowledge and man.