OACIP: Canadian Journal of Bioethics/Revue canadienne de bioéthique


Canadian Journal of Bioethics/Revue canadienne de bioéthique is participating in the LYRASIS Open Access Community Investment Program (OACIP). The program's goal is to help match libraries, consortia, academic departments, research centers, funding agencies, and other prospective scholarly publishing entities with non-profit publishers and journal editorial boards that are seeking financial support to sustain diamond open access journals.

New to OACIP?

Learn how to participate in OACIP at the bottom of this page.

About Canadian Journal of Bioethics/Revue canadienne de bioéthique

Canadian Journal of Bioethics/Revue canadienne de bioéthique (CJB/RCB) is the only bilingual (English and French), Diamond open access, non-profit, peer-reviewed bioethics journal in Canada. Hosted by the Bioethics Program at the School of Public Health of the Université de Montréal, the journal fills an important gap in the Canadian and international bioethics community, providing a space to publish high quality and thought provoking theoretical, conceptual and empirical bioethics research in diverse forms.

To sustain the journal’s continued growth, and to avoid burn-out of the Editorial team, additional funding is requested to move towards more paid editorial work. The CJB/RCB is seeking $43,000/year for three years through OACIP to double the paid hours for the Scientific Director (who does substantial volunteer work), to hire a Coordinator (7h/week), to outsource page-setting (e.g., to a graduate student), and to begin providing modest honoraria to the Section Editors.

OACIP Criteria Form Responses

Each OACIP participant completes a standardized form that asks for the criteria that libraries and other financial stakeholders require in order to make spending decisions. These criteria will provide transparency around issues important to investors in this space.

CJBRCB's Funding Goal

Funding Goal: $43,000 annually for three years

Funds committed: $5,322 annually for three years

Funding needed: $37,678 annually for three years

Funding deadline: December 31, 2024

Funding Tiers

Three-year commitments are being sought for annual contributions at the tiered levels below:

Support Level

Organization Type

Canada Classification
(CRKN Bands)

Recommended Support
(US Dollars)


Any from Support Levels 1-3
Special Programs
Research Centers
Funding Agencies

Any from Support Levels 1-3
Special Programs
Research Centers
Funding Agencies



Doctoral Institution
Research Center

Bands 12, 13
Research Center



Baccalaureate / Associate's
Special Focus 4-year
Special Focus 2-Year
Tribal Colleges & Universities

Bands 1-11



Academic Department

Academic Department


Ready to Support OACIP?

Complete the 2024 OACIP Supporter Information Form to express your interest in supporting OACIP.

The Canadian Journal of Bioethics/Revue canadienne de bioéthique OACIP Supporters

  • École de technologie supérieure
  • McMaster University | Health Sciences Library
  • Memorial University Centre for Bioethics
  • Université de Montréal
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Waterloo

The success of OACIP is possible because of the funding community that forms around it. Any organization in the world - be it a library, academic department, research center, museum, or funding agency - is invited to support OACIP. We are grateful for your support and look forward to working with the growing OACIP Community to build something new together!

How to Participate in OACIP

Step 1: Evaluate the OACIP Journals.

Review the OACIP Journals' campaign pages or review the 2024 Lyrasis OACIP Catalog to learn about each journal and read their responses to the OACIP Criteria Form.

Step 2: Consider your organization's capacity for support.

OACIP asks participants to make three-year commitments to fund OACIP Journals. Participants can pay annually or the full three-year commitment upfront. Levels of support for each journal are recommended based on the type of organization and the amount of the funding goal.

Organizations can support OACIP a variety of ways:

Support Specific OACIP Journals Contribute to the OACIP General Fund

Contributions to the OACIP General Fund are not dedicated to any one journal. Instead, these contributions are distributed at the end of the campaign to fill any funding gaps.

Step 3: Complete the OACIP Supporter Information Form

Once you are ready to commit support, complete the 2024 OACIP Supporter Information Form and an OACIP Administrator will be in touch to confirm and finalize your order.


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