COAR is advancing innovative models for scholarly publishing, with a special focus on expanding the role of repositories within the ecosystem.

In particular, COAR is promoting a distributed and global approach whereby peer reviews, endorsements, and overlay journals connect to the diverse content contained in the global network of repositories. Our vision aligns with important new developments including “publish, review, and curate” models, external peer review services; and research assessment reform.

COAR is focusing on the following activities: