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



Services for Journals

Through Coalition Publi.ca, PKP and Érudit are offering Canadian journals a suite of harmonized services, providing journals with a cost-effective, made-in-Canada solution that supports the journal publication process from submission through review and production, to dissemination and preservation.


Benefits for Your Journal


Partner with an Experienced Team

Founded in 1998, both Érudit and PKP have over 20 years of experience helping journals publish and disseminate SSH research. As non-commercial university-led initiatives, Érudit and PKP provide personalized customer service that responds to the unique needs of Canada’s SSH research communities.


Financial Support and Funding Opportunities

By providing cost-effective, professional digital publishing services, Coalition Publi.ca helps make open access achievable for Canadian SSH journals. Our digital publishing tools help streamline processes to maximize financial and human resources.

Coalition Publi.ca is also developing sustainable financial models for open access SSH journals in collaboration with libraries and funding agencies.

The Partnership for Open Access—established by Érudit and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) and now expanding internationally—provides financial support to Canadian publishers in transition toward complete open access. Through this partnership, Coalition Publi.ca journals receive financial support for their activities.

Through its Aid to Scholarly Journals program, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) now provides supplementary funding for journals hosted on Canadian, not-for-profit digital content and distribution platforms (value of up to $5000 per annum). Coalition Publi.ca journals, due to their inclusion on Érudit, are eligible for this supplementary funding.


Professional Publishing Options

Coalition Publi.ca works with journals to determine their unique needs and provide services that meet industry standards for scholarly publications:

  • Complete submission, peer review, and editorial workflow management with OJS

  • Journal website creation tools within OJS (announcements, custom pages, masthead, publication of journal policies, etc.)

  • High-quality metadata and digital document production

  • Long-term preservation with Portico, Scholars Portal, and PKP|PN (LOCKSS)

  • Detailed usage statistics and reports

  • Best practices for citability and persistent linking (DOI and ORCID)

  • Mobile-friendly interfaces based on latest usability standards

  • Assistance meeting Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) criteria

  • Training and professional development opportunities for journal staff


Wider Dissemination, Greater Visibility, and Higher Impact

Coalition Publi.ca journals will benefit from being part of a central aggregation platform (erudit.org) with high international visibility and a robust indexing strategy that improves discoverability:

  • 23 million pages visited annually

  • 2 million users (70% international)

  • Maximum visibility and discoverability in Google Scholar and Wikipedia

  • Agreements with discovery tools (e.g. ExLibris, OCLC) and major indexers (e.g. Scopus, Clarivate Analytics)


Strength in Numbers

Coalition Publi.ca journals benefit from being part of an important research dissemination consortium with the capacity to reach new markets around the world. Negotiations with library consortia in Canada and abroad will extend the Partnership for Open Access, with a goal to increase both readership and financial support for Coalition Publi.ca journals.


A Game-changing National Initiative

By joining Coalition Publi.ca journals make a strong statement in support of the international movement redefining the power dynamic in scholarly publishing towards the free and open circulation of knowledge.

With support from our cost-effective professional publishing services and financial contributions from the Partnership for Open Access, all Coalition Publi.ca journals are published in immediate open access or with a 12-month embargo.

By 2022, Coalition Publi.ca intends to establish a sustainable financial model for open access journals in Canada, such that all Coalition Publi.ca journals can publish in immediate open access.

For more information on Coalition Publi.ca’s services, please see our Services Guide (PDF).