PSU Joins Open Library of Humanities Library Partnership Program

Portland State University Library has joined more than 180 libraries in North America and the United Kingdom as a member of the Library Partnership program of the Open Library of Humanities.

logo for Open Library of the HumanitiesThe Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs).  With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the OLH platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee.

OLH publishes several journals on its platform, including the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics ScholarshipASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth CenturyOpen Library of HumanitiesOrbit: Writing Around Pynchon, and Studies in the Maternal.

OLH affiliated journals include the new Glossa: A Journal of General LinguisticsJournal of Portuguese Linguistics, and Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology.

You can find information about and links to all of these journals through the OLH website.

Professor Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, welcomed Portland State: “I am delighted that Portland State has joined the OLH model. It is fairly clear that open access can bring huge advantages to the humanities disciplines but also equally clear that we need a better way than article processing charges to achieve this. With the help of institutions like Portland State we will continue to expand our model for open access in the humanities.”