We are extremely pleased to announce that Aberystwyth University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Aberystwyth University possesses a long and distinguished record of undertaking cutting edge research that has been recognised as being world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.
The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee.
Dr. Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, welcomed Aberystwyth: “It is excellent that Aberystwyth University has joined the OLH LPS model. Institutions of all shapes and sizes are participating to make open access to humanities research a reality. With the help of institutions like Aberystwyth, we will expand the OLH to create a viable transition in the humanities disciplines.”
Tom Francis, of Aberystwyth University’s Information Services department, added: “OLH’s LPS model is a welcome development in the rapidly-evolving field of Open Access publishing. We are delighted to be able to support OLH at this exciting time, and we look forward to the positive changes OLH will bring to humanities publishing in the future.”
Journals wishing to join the platform should submit an initial enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the September launch of the OLH, applications will be be subject to the platform's joining procedure. Libraries outside the US and UK interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Dr. Martin Paul Eve: email@example.com. UK-based libraries can join through Jisc Collections at http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk/Catalogue/Overview/Index/2120. US-based libraries can join through LYRASIS at https://lyrasis.openlibhums.org.