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.
The 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 Scholarship, ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, Open Library of Humanities, Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, and Studies in the Maternal.
OLH affiliated journals include the new Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, Journal of Portuguese Linguistics, and Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology.
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.”