Free online access to Meta: Journal des traducteurs / Translators’ Journal


The interest in the translated word is growing. A fundamental contributor to the advancements in Translation Studies has been Meta: Journal des traducteurs / Translators’ Journal. The latest news in the translation world is that the issues of this journal have become available for free online.

Meta offers thousands of peer-reviewed academic papers

For those who have not come across it yet, Meta is an academic journal published by the University of Montréal and specialised in Translation, Interpreting and Terminology. Its papers are in French, English and Spanish, but there are plenty of language-specific issues featuring papers written in other languages. In line with the idea of translation being a bridge between languages and cultures, the name Meta comes from the ancient Greek μετα, which means “among, with, after”.

The archive of Meta offers more than 200 issues (with at least 10 papers per issue this means more than 2,000 papers) to peruse for the researchers in Linguistics and all those interested in Translation Studies. The themes of the issues can vary from translation and interpreting theory to specialised translation and the different types of interpreting, from translation and interpreting technologies to terminography and terminotics, and even from translation and interpreting teaching to the other fields of linguistics.

The first issue of Meta was published in 1955, the year it was founded by the Association canadienne des Traducteurs diplômés, while the oldest issue available online is from 1966. Meta is the oldest translation journal in the world and, consistently with its high standards of quality, it publishes only original papers, i.e. papers which have not been already published elsewhere, and peer-reviewed papers.

Make the most of this invaluable resource. Start reading for your next research idea on Meta!


Érudit. 2021. Meta – Érudit. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 09 April 2021].

Meta- | Definition of Meta- by Merriam-Webster. 2021. Meta- | Definition of Meta- by Merriam-Webster. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 09 April 2021].


Written by Maria Bruno, Schuman Trainee at the Terminology Coordination Unit. She holds a master’s degree in Translation and a bachelor’s degree in Italian Language and Literature. She is trained in websites and social media management, content writing and SEO. Currently, she is studying for her Diplôme Universitaire in Terminology at the University of Savoie-Mont Blanc.