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The Open Library of Humanities: Building Open Access with Academic Capital

Winchester, MA  Though unafilliated with the successful Public Library of Science (PLOS), the new Open Library of Humanities (OLH) initiative has been inspired by the PLOS open megajournal model–if the sciences can do it why not the humanities and social sciences? The OHL mission is 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

Learn more about the Open Library of Humanities:

Project web site:

Article: "Project Aims to Bring PLoS-Style Openness to the Humanities", Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 29, 2013

Press release: "The OLH Model",