We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Helsinki has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Helsinki carries out research of an internationally high standard. Research funding, honours and prizes awarded to its researchers are an indication of the wide-spread esteem among the global scientific community. The University of Helsinki has regularly been ranked among Europe’s 10 to 15 best universities on worldwide ranking lists of research universities. Some 470 doctorates are completed annually and nearly 10,000 scientific articles or monographs are published yearly by the university’s researchers.
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 the University of Helsinki: “It is fantastic that the University of Helsinki has participated in the OLH LPS model. We all benefit from access to research, but it is clear that the humanities disciplines need a different model to the sciences. With the help of institutions like Helsinki, we will expand our model to assist with a transition to open access.”
Existing journals wishing to move to the platform should submit an initial enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.