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Open Library of Humanities launches

Open Library of HumanitiesA new project has launched with the aim of "building a low cost, sustainable, Open Access future for the humanities."


This inititative should be of great interest to those who attended the main event hosted by the University of St Andrews Library for Open Access Week 2012 - The humanities and open access: opportunities and challenges.

Details of the academic backing and plans for the project can be found at http://www.openlibhums.org

Open Library of Humanities (OLH) will be an open access “megajournal” in the style of the US-run Public Library of Science (PLOS) http://www.plos.org and http://www.plosone.org; which will publish thoroughly peer reviewed humanities and social science research under Open Access conditions at a financially fair rate.

The Open Library of Humanities aims to provide a platform for Open Access publishing that is:
  • Reputable and respected through rigorous peer review 
  • Sustainable Digitally preserved and safely archived in perpetuity 
  • Non-profit 
  • Open in both monetary and permission terms 
  • Non-discriminatory (APCs are waiverable) 
  • Technically innovative in response to the needs of scholars and librarians 
  • A solution to the serials crisis

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