A strategic partnership created by Érudit and the Public Knowledge Project.




partnership noun
part·ner·ship | \ˈpärt-nər-ˌship also ˈpärd-  \
a relationship usually involving close cooperation between parties having joint interests and responsibilities

Coalition Publi.ca partners with a large and diverse community of experts exploring various challenges and opportunities around digital research infrastructure dedicated to scholarly communication.

Coalition Publi.ca is led by Érudit and the Public Knowledge Project (PKP), two Canadian university-based initiatives that create digital tools for and offer services to scholarly journals.

It serves Canadian scholarly journal publishers, university research libraries, and researchers in the social sciences and humanities (SSH).

It is supported by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Simon Fraser University (PKP), Université de Montréal, Université Laval, and Université du Québec à Montréal (Érudit).

Its financial assistance for scholarly journals is made possible by the Partnership for Open Access, an innovative model for collaboration between university libraries and scholarly journals established by the Canadian Research Knowledge Network and Érudit, and now expanding internationally.

Coalition Publi.ca is part of the international movement in support of open access, open science and open-source software.

This community is represented through Coalition Publi.ca’s governance structure.



Coalition Publi.ca’s work is overseen by the respective governance committees of Érudit and PKP, and guided by its own expert committees:


Steering Committee

(Terms of Reference)

Voting Members
Allan Bell, Chair, PKP Advisory Committee, and Associate University Librarian, University of British Columbia
Gwen Bird, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, Simon Fraser University
Frédéric Bouchard, Chair, Érudit Board of Directors, and Dean, Faculté des arts et des sciences, Université de Montréal
Laëtitia Crémona, Major Initiatives Research Officer, Université de Montréal
Richard Dumont, Executive Director, Direction des bibliothèques, Université de Montréal
Jason Luckerhoff, Chair, Coalition Publi.ca Stakeholder Advisory Committee (ex officio)
Tanja Niemann, Executive Director, Érudit (ex officio)
Dugan O’Neill, Associate Vice-President Research, Simon Fraser University
Kevin Stranack, Managing Director, PKP (ex officio)

Non-Voting Members
Juan Pablo Alperin, Associate Director of Research, PKP
Vincent Larivière, Scientific Director, Érudit


Stakeholder Advisory Committee

(Terms of Reference)

Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)
Lesley Balcom, Dean of Libraries, University of New Brunswick

Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)
Todd Mundle, University Librarian, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Compute Canada
Robbin Tourangeau, Interim President & CEO (alternate Marc-Etienne Rousseau, Chief Software Architect)

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Sonia Vani, Director, Member Engagement and Communications

Research Data Canada (RDC)
Mark Leggott, Executive Director

Members of the Canadian SSH journal community

  • Lise Larocque, Managing Editor, Canadian Social Work Review/Revue canadienne de service social

  • Jason Luckerhoff (UQTR), Co-Director, Approches inductives (Chair)

  • Rory McGreal (Athabasca University), Co-Editor, International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Tanja Niemann, Executive Director (ex officio)

Public Knowledge Project (PKP)
Kevin Stranack, Managing Director (ex officio)

Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)
Jason Friedman, Senior Member Services Officer (ex officio)


International Committee

(Terms of Reference)

Dominique Babini, Open Access Advisor, CLACSO
Ginny Hendricks, Director of Member & Community Outreach, Crossref
Iryna Kuchma, Open Access Programme Manager, EIFL
Pierre Mounier, Co-Coordinator, OPERAS, and Deputy Director, OpenEdition  
Tanja Niemann, Executive Director, Érudit (ex officio)
Tom Olyhoek, Editor-in-Chief, DOAJ  
Ray Siemens, Distinguished Professor of English and Computer Science, University of Victoria (Chair)
Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia Institute
Kevin Stranack, Managing Director, PKP (ex officio)