The peer-reviewed online journal Savoirs en Prisme was born out of questioning the use of concepts elaborated by one discipline then introduced and developed in contact with different fields of research such as cultural studies, visual arts, philosophy, literature, stylistics or linguistics. The distinctions between domains are sometimes quite tenuous and the hallmark of creative research is to break through them. The journal investigates the boundaries between bodies of knowledge, most evident in language and culture, as well as borrowings and conceptual inventions.

The guiding editorial principle of the journal is to create a space for interdisciplinary discussion and transmission through notions relevant for various domains. Its purpose is to embrace a multitude of methodologies and theoretical approaches, to reflect upon conceptual borrowings (travelling concepts, knowledge in movement). Transdisciplinarity is the main goal of the journal : any exploratory endeavour that probes the porousness of disciplines is the focus of our investigations.  In this project the diversity of languages goes hand in hand with the desire to present collaborative works.

Managed today by researchers of several research teams, Savoirs en Prisme was created by two members of the CIRLEP-EA 4299 (Françoise Heitz and Florence Dumora), though it is independent from that research team. From 2017 onwards, the journal will publish two issues per year instead of one.