Open Library of Humanities: Submissions For Megajournal Open & Wellcome Trust Joins OLH Library Partnership Subsidy
Two Items from the Open Library of Humanities.
1. Submissions Open
OLH is now open for submissions to its new megajournal, which covers the humanities disciplines. The submission platform, developed by Ubiquity Press, is based upon PKP’s excellent Open Journal Systems, but has been extensively modified to accommodate the editorial flow that is needed in a highly-distributed, large-scale system. We intend to release the source code for these modifications under an open license in the near future.
We are delighted to announce that the Wellcome Trust has signed up to the OLH’s Library Partnership Subsidy scheme. The Trust has been a pioneer in supporting a transition to open access for work it funds and has among the most rigorous mandates in the world. It is also one of the few funders to currently insist that its researchers’ books are made OA, thus ensuring the broadest dissemination and re-use of work it funds. In the humanities sphere, the Trust is well known for funding work in the medical humanities and particularly the history of medicine.
The innovative LPS model that we have been building since the mid-2013 has met with wide enthusiasm among libraries who have formed part of our initial surveys and the full payment mechanism for institutions should be available shortly. In the UK, this will be handled by Jisc Collections. In the US and Canada, we are hoping to finalise an arrangement with LYRASIS.
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About Gary Price
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