We are extremely pleased to announce that Kingston University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Kingston University is rated among the top 15 per cent of institutions globally in the prestigious 2015 QS World University Rankings.
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 Kingston University: “I am delighted that Kingston University has joined the OLH model. It is clear that there are benefits from broad research dissemination in all disciplines. What hasn’t been so obvious is how the humanities might make the transition to open-access publishing. With the support of Kingston we will continue to expand our model for OA in the humanities, providing a home for high-quality journals that wish to publish openly with no author-facing charges.”
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.