We are extremely pleased to announce that Radboud University’s Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies have joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Radboud University was ranked 125th in the world in the 2015 Times Higher Education 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 Radboud: “I am delighted that t Radboud University’s Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies have joined the OLH LPS model. It is clear that open access can have significant benefits for the humanities disciplines. With the help of institutions like Radboud we will advance our model for fee-free OA in these disciplines.”
Existing subscription 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.