COAPI (Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions) exists to exchange information and best practices around the development, implementation, and assessment of open access policies, and to advocate for practices that assist in the ongoing transformation of the scholarly communication system.

COAPI was formed in 2011 by the University of Kansas Libraries in consultation with over 20 other higher ed institutions; a formal steering committee was created in 2012. Since then, the organization has developed a Toolkit of Open Access Policy Resources; submitted advocacy documents to the U.S. federal government both in response to Requests for Information and in collaboration with its parent organization SPARC; and has worked informally to support its members in open access policy work. COAPI currently is comprised of representatives from over 120 institutions across North America.

Learn more about COAPI’s mission statement and membership in COAPI Process and Procedures. Current members are listed on the COAPI Members page.

COAPI Principles

The Coalition is committed to the following:

  • The immediate and barrier-free online dissemination of scholarly research resulting in faster growth of new knowledge, increased impact of research, and improved return on public research investments
  • Developing and implementing institutional open access policies
  • Sharing experiences and best practices in the development and implementation of Open
    Access Policies with individuals at institutions interested in cultivating cultures of open access
  • Fostering a more open scholarly communication system through cultural and legislative change at the local, national, and international levels

Governance

COAPI is led by a Chair, Vice-Chair, and Steering Committee, with the Past Chair serving in an ex-officio capacity on the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee has 4 members in addition to Chair, Vice-Chair and Past Chair.

The current COAPI Steering Committee consists of:

AJ Boston, Murray State University
Jennifer Coronado, Butler University
Mona Ramonetti, State University of New York at Stony Brook (Vice Chair, 2021-2022)
Robin Sinn, Iowa State University (Past Chair, 2021-2022)
Alainna Therese Wrigley, California Digital Library (Chair, 2021-2022)
Philip Young, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Lidia Uziel, University of California, Santa Barbara

Steering Committee Alumni

Chairships

Ada Emmett, University of Kansas (Interim Coordinator 2011)
Yuan Li, Syracuse University (Co-Coordinator 2012-2013, Past Chair 2013-2014)
Andrew Wesolek, Utah State University (Co-Coordinator 2012-2013, Chair 2013-2014, Past Chair 2014-2015)
Anne Langley, Princeton University / Pennsylvania State University (Vice Chair 2013-2014, Chair 2014-2015, Past Chair 2015-2016)
Jere Odell, IUPUI University Library (Vice Chair 2014-2015, Chair 2015-2016, Past Chair 2016-2017)
George Porter, California Institute of Technology (Vice Chair 2015-2016, Chair 2016-2017, Past Chair 2017-2018)
Laura Bowering Mullen, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Vice Chair 2016-2017, Chair 2017-2018, Past Chair 2018-2019)
Devin Soper, Florida State University Libraries (Vice Chair 2017-2018, Chair 2018-2019, Past Chair 2019-2020)
Anali Maughan Perry, Arizona State University (Vice Chair 2018-2019, Chair 2019-2020, Past Chair 2020-2021)
Robin N Sinn, Johns Hopkins University (Vice Chair 2019-2020, Chair 2020-2021, Past Chair 2021-2022)
Alainna Therese Wrigley, California Digital Library (Vice Chair 2020-2021, Chair 2021-2022, Past Chair 2022-2023)
Mona Ramonetti, State University of New York at Stony Brook (Vice Chair, 2021-2022; Chair 2022-2023, Past Chair 2023-2024)

Two-Year SC Terms

Anne Langley, Princeton University (2012-2013)
Ada Emmett, University of Kansas (2012-2015)
Micah Vandegrift, Florida State (2012-2015)
Ray English, Oberlin College (2012-2014)
Ellen Duranceau, MIT (2012-2014)
Catherine Mitchell, California Digital Library / University of California (2014-2016)
Shan Sutton, University of Arizona (2014-2016)
Michael Boock, Oregon State University (2015-2017)
Simone Sacchi, Columbia University (2015-2017)
Paolo Mangiafico, Duke University (2016-2018)
Devin Soper, Florida State University (2016-2018)
Anali Maughan Perry, Arizona State University (2017-2018)
Shannon Kipphut-Smith, Rice University (2017-2019)
Naz Pantaloni, Indiana University Bloomington (2017-2019)
Vika Zafrin, Boston University (2018-2020)
Erica Pye, Abilene Christian University (2018-2020)
Kevin Hawkins, University of North Texas (2019-2021)
Alainna Therese Wrigley, California Digital Library, University of California (2019-2021)
A.J. Boston, Murray State University (2020-2022)
Mona Ramonetti, State University of New York at Stony Brook (2020-2022)
Philip Young, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2020-2022)
Jennifer Coronado, Butler University (2021-2023)
Lidia Uziel, University of California, Santa Barbara (2021-2023)

Liaisons

As of 2021, the OA Working Group Liaison role has been absorbed into the Steering Committee, rather than an ex officio role.
Ray English, Oberlin College (2012, Liaison to the SPARC OA Working Group 2013-2014)
Ada Emmett, University of Kansas (Liaison to the SPARC OA Working Group, 2012-2017)
Jere Odell, IUPUI University Library (Liaison to the SPARC OA Working Group, 2017-2021)

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