University of Reading joins OLH LPS model

Reading

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Reading has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Reading was established in 1892, and is now ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (QS University World Rankings 2015/16), with a world-class reputation for the quality of our teaching, research and links to business.

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 Reading: “It is wonderful that Reading has joined the OLH LPS model. With the help of universities like Reading we will expand our model for journal flipping in the humanities disciplines to achieve a transition to an open-access publishing system.”

Paul Johnson, Head of Collections and Space, added: “The University of Reading is committed to Open Access publishing, and wishes to support the development of new publishing models in order to further the dissemination of research. By supporting this model we are very happy to be able to contribute to the development of the Open Library of the Humanities.”

Existing journals wishing to move to the platform should submit an initial enquiry to martin.eve@openlibhums.org. Libraries outside the US and UK interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Dr. Martin Paul Eve: martin.eve@openlibhums.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.

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