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Call for Applications – Scholarly Journals

Application deadline: April 2, 2024, at 9 a.m.
Start of dissemination on erudit.org: January 2025

As part of the Coalition Publica partnership, Érudit is launching its annual call for applications for scholarly journals wishing to be disseminated on its platform from January 2025, and thus benefit from its journal services and those of Coalition Publica, such as the funding offered through the Partnership for Open Access.

Note! Journals should submit their applications by Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Journals unable to submit on time will be able to participate in the next annual call for applications.

Services for journals

  • Digital publishing
    Érudit provides XML file markup and production for current and back issues. Érudit also offers a supplementary digitization and dissemination service for journals’ archives/back issues. Journals remain owners of all digital files produced by Érudit.
  • Dissemination
    Érudit has signed agreements with international aggregators and discovery services, such as Google Scholar, Crossref and major integrated library systems, ensuring full visibility of published articles.
  • Preservation
    Érudit works with international partners, such as Portico, to ensure permanent archiving of platform content.
  • Financial support
    Journals can choose to be disseminated in full open access or with a 12-month moving wall. Érudit supports journals through various commercialization strategies: consortial agreements, financial support for open access, institutional and individual subscription sales. More than 1,200 libraries worldwide have a partnership or subscription agreement with Érudit. Thanks to the Partnership for Open Access, supported by over 90 libraries, open access journals are eligible for funding.

Coalition Publica and the use of OJS

Coalition Publica promotes the use of Open Journal Systems (OJS) software, developed by Public Knowledge Project (PKP). OJS is an open-source software used to manage the editorial process and publishing of scholarly journals. To find out more about the services offered by Coalition Publica, visit the website.

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Fees

  • Journals are only charged for digital publishing and digitization services. Dissemination and preservation services are offered free of charge.
  • The Érudit team will provide a quote based on the type of digital processing chosen by the journal.

Selection criteria

To be eligible, journals must meet the following criteria:

  • The journal must follow a rigorous and independent peer review process.
  • At least one third (⅓) of the journal’s editorial committee must be made up of researchers affiliated with a Canadian post-secondary educational institution and/or the journal must be owned by a Canadian not-for-profit organization.
  • The journal must publish at least six scholarly articles per year.
  • The journal must have been published for at least two years as a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.
  • The journal must be related to a social science, or humanities discipline.
  • The journal must publish primarily in English and/or French.

Process

  1. Complete the online application form. To help prepare your answers, you can view the form in PDF.
  2. Érudit’s Scientific Director will examine the applications and will approve, reject or outline conditions for the inclusion of the journal on the erudit.org platform.
  3. Choose a type of digital production. Érudit will provide journals with a proposal with two options:
    – Minimal XML (metadata tagging, production of articles in PDF format). See an example.
    – Full XML (metadata and full text tagging, production of articles in PDF and HTML). See an example.
  4. Sign contracts between the journal and Érudit. Contracts must be returned to Érudit before July 31, 2024, otherwise the journal will not be integrated in 2025.

Contacts

To communicate in English:

Marie-Ève Dugas

Marie-Eve Dugas

Digital Publishing Officer

marie-eve.dugas@erudit.org

To communicate in French:

Hocine Chehab

Digital Publishing Advisor

hocine.chehab@erudit.org

About Érudit and Coalition Publica

Éruditis a pan-Canadian interuniversity consortium comprised of Université de Montréal, Université Laval, and Université du Québec à Montréal. Érudit has been serving the research and cultural community with a wide range of digital publishing and dissemination services for more than 25 years. The erudit.org platform is the leading digital dissemination platform of SSH research in Canada. It hosts over 300 journals and its collections are consulted by the research community and the general public, including the users of over 1 200 institutions worldwide. www.erudit.org

Coalition Publica, the partnership between Érudit and the Public Knowledge Project, was specifically designed to support the SSH community in the transition towards sustainable open access. Coalition Publica pursues this goal through the development of a non-commercial, open source national infrastructure dedicated to digital scholarly publishing, dissemination, and research—combining PKP’s Open Journal Systems (OJS) software and Érudit’s digital dissemination platform (erudit.org). https://www.coalition-publi.ca/