Publish Open Access free of charge: Open Library of Humanities
Leiden University Libraries (UBL) is now a supporting institution of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, open-access publisher with an extremely cost-effective model in author-facing charges.
The platform covers its expenses with funding from the Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation and support from an international library
consortium, including UBL. If you are a humanities researcher,
you can submit your research for publication in the OHL with no author-facing charges. The OLH also welcomes applications from existing, established journals to join the platform and particularly from journals whose current publishers operate on a subscription basis.
Open-access publishing platform
In the humanities paying article processing charges (APCs) for publication in open access is often financially not feasible. To begin to resolve these difficulties, the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), has launched an open-access publishing platform comprising seven journals. These are:
In addition, a further four journals will move from a subscription model to a fee-free Open Access model in 2016:
Over 100 universities
Leiden University is just one of many universities who have joined the OLH. Over 100 universities worldwide have signed up to support the project since its launch in January 2015. The partnership with OLH is in line with other UBL-initiatives to promote Open Access, such as Knowledge Unlatched, a global library consortium approach to funding open access books from distinguished scholarly publishers.