We are extremely pleased to announce that Brunel University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Brunel University London is a world-class university based in Uxbridge, West London, and was established in 1966. Its mission has always been to combine academic rigour with the practical, entrepreneurial and imaginative approach pioneered by the institution’s namesake Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
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 Brunel University: “It is wonderful that Brunel has supported the OLH LPS model. It is clear that there are substantial benefits to open-access journal publishing in the humanities. With the help of institutions like Brunel we will expand our platform to assist in an open-access transition.”
Ann Cummings, Director of Brunel Library Services, added, “We were delighted to welcome Martin Eve to our recent Open Access Week Event where he spoke eloquently about the OLH publishing model. Brunel is committed to open access publishing and open scholarship as a way of ensuring the widest possible dissemination of academic research. The OLH and its innovative publishing model is therefore an important step in progressing open scholarship within the humanities and we are delighted to contribute”.
Existing journals wishing to move to the platform should submit an initial enquiry to email@example.com. Libraries outside the US and UK interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Dr. Martin Paul Eve: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.