Open Library of Humanities

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The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a scholarly publishing project which aims to provide a platform for Open Access publishing that is:

  • Reputable and respected through rigorous peer review
  • Sustainable
  • Digitally preserved and safely archived in perpetuity
  • Non-profit
  • Open in both monetary and permission terms
  • Non-discriminatory (there will be no article processing charges; the OLH will be collectively funded through a Library Partnership Subsidy model) 
  • Technically innovative in response to the needs of scholars and librarians
  • A solution to the serials crisis in scholarly publishing

The project is run by Dr Caroline Edwards from Birkbeck, University of London and Dr Martin Paul Eve from the University of Lincoln. The OLH will launch in 2015 as a megajournal publishing high-quality scholarly articles from across the humanities disciplines, with a monograph publishing pilot scheme to follow. This project is jointly supported by Birkbeck, University of London and the University of Lincoln, with an international structure of high-profile committee members from academic and publishing institutions around the world. The OLH has already received substantial funding from the Public Knowledge Project, based at Stanford University and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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