Good news for FASoS researchers. Recently, a number of new journals have been added to the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), including the following titles: 

  • Architectural Histories
  • Digital Studies/Le champ numérique (DSCN)
  • Digital Medievalist
  • The International Journal of Welsh Writing in English
  • Journal of Embodied Research
  • Marvell Studies 

With this addition, the total of available OLH journals is 18. These journals cover the disciplines of Architectural Studies, Asian Studies, Comics Scholarship, Contemporary Literature, Cultural Studies, Digital Humanities, Linguistics, Performance & Screen Studies, Phonology, Renaissance & Early Modern Literature, and Victorian Studies; and they include the Open Library of Humanities. The journal Open Library of Humanities is a peer-reviewed journal open to submissions from researchers working in any humanities’ discipline in any language.

About the publisher

The OLH is an academic-led, Open Access publisher with an extremely cost-effective model in author-facing charges. The platform covers its expenses with funding and with support from an international library consortium. A couple of Dutch universities are members of this consortium. Maastricht University is considering to become a member.

In January 2017 the OLH board will change the Journal Applications procedures. Than the OLH will only accept subscription journals that change completely to Open Access and will not be able to accept applications from journals that are already Open Access or from editors wishing to set up new journals. OLH hopes that this will increase the number of journals that ‘flip’ to Open Access and leads to savings for the library partners.

Read more on flipping to Open Access: Flipping not Flopping (Library Wall, 12 March 2015) 

Would you like to know more on this subject? Please contact UM Open Access consultant Coen van Laer.

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