We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Warwick has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. In the recent Research Excellence Framework, Warwick was ranked in the UK’s top ten research institutions.
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 Warwick: “I am delighted that the University of Warwick has joined the OLH model. All institutions benefit from open access, from the largest and oldest, down to the smallest and youngest. With the help of institutions like Warwick, we will expand our model for OA in the humanities that doesn’t rely on author fees.”
Robin Green, University Librarian, the University of Warwick said: ”Open Access has become a matter of vital importance for our authors and we are proud to be able to support the Open Library of Humanities as a genuine innovation in publishing models. The Humanities remains a discipline where open access has not yet had the impact it could have and the OLH is an attractive and affordable way to help this shift be realised.”
Existing subscription 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.