2022 Call for Applications – Scholarly Journals

 

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– Call extended until April 25, 2021 –

Recognizing the ongoing pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic on the scholarly journal community, we have decided to extend the call for applications until Sunday, 25 April 2021.

Érudit is launching a call for applications for scholarly journals wishing to be disseminated on its platform as of January 2022. The journal should  submit its application before Sunday, April 11 April 25, 2021. Applications received after this date may be evaluated for the following year.

As part of Coalition Publica—a partnership between Érudit and the Public Knowledge Project (PKP)—we are pleased to open this call to Canadian scholarly journals that use PKP’s Open Journal Systems (OJS).

Selection Criteria

To be eligible, applicant journals must meet the following criteria:

  • The journal must follow a rigorous and independent peer review process.
  • At least one third 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 at https://forms.gle/7uY4YmMkDyu5GsvJ6
  2. Érudit’s Scientific Committee 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 applicant journals with a proposal  with two options:

  4. Sign contracts between the journal and Érudit. Contracts must be returned to Érudit before September 1, 2021, otherwise the journal cannot be integrated in 2022.

Services for journals

  • Digital publishing
    Érudit provides XML file markup and production for current and back issues. This format allows for optimum interoperability and multiple publishing formats (XHTML, ePub, PDF, etc.). Érudit also offers a service for digitizing and disseminating journals’ archives of back issues.
  • Dissemination
    Érudit has signed agreements with international aggregators and discovery services, such as  Google Scholar, EBSCO and Crossref for the attribution of DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers) to all current and back-issue articles to optimize cross-referencing with long-lasting URIs, 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 restricted access (12-month moving wall, accessible to subscribers; open access to issues older than 12 months). Érudit supports journals through various commercialization strategies: consortial agreements, financial support for open access, institutional and individual subscription sales. More than 1,100 libraries worldwide have a partnership or subscription agreement with Érudit.

If your journal uses Open Journal Systems (OJS), we invite you to familiarize yourself with the services offered through Coalition Publica, Érudit’s partnership with the Public Knowledge Project.

Note: Journals are only charged for digital publishing services, and they remain owners of all digital files produced by Érudit.

Contacts

To communicate in English:
Jessica Clark,
Project Coordinator, Coalition Publica
jessica.clark@erudit.org
613 277-0363

To communicate in French:
Hocine Chehab,
Digital Publishing Officer
hocine.chehab@erudit.org
514 343-6111, ext. 44607

About Érudit

Érudit is an inter-university consortium that provides research and cultural communities with a wide range of services in digital publishing and dissemination. The Érudit platform—erudit.org—is the leading digital dissemination platform of SSH research in Canada. It hosts over 240 journals and its collections are consulted by the research community and the general public, including the users of over 1100 institutions worldwide. Érudit is supported by The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture, and has been recognized as a Major Science Initiative by the Canada Foundation for Innovation.