COAPI was formed to share information and experiences and to illuminate opportunities for moving faculty-led open access forward at member institutions and advocating for open access nationally and internationally.
COAPI will offer a collection of best and evolving practices to act as a roadmap for inspiring, promoting and implementing open access policies at institutions without existing or effective open access policies.
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
COAPI is led by a Chair, Vice-Chair, and Steering Committee, with the PastChair serving in an ex-officio capacity on the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will have 4 members in addition to Chair, Vice-Chair and PastChair.
The current COAPI Steering Committee consists of:
Laura Bowering Mullen, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, (Chair, 2017-2018)
Devin Soper, Florida State University, (Vice Chair, 2017-2018)
George Porter, CalTech, (Past Chair, 2017-2018)
Jere Odell, IUPUI (Liaison between COAPI and SPARC Open Access Working Group, Jan 2018-)
Shannon Kipphut-Smith, Rice University
Paolo Mangiafico, Duke University
Naz Pantaloni, Indiana University – Bloomington
Anali Maughan Perry, Arizona State University