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Open Access and HSS Links
Open Library of Humanities
Launched in September 2015, the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs). It is funded by an international consortium of libraries that have joined in a mission to make scholarly publishing fairer, more accessible, and rigorously preserved for the digital future.
Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences
As part of Open Access Week 2013, the London School of Economics (LSE) Public Policy Group co-hosted the event "Open Access Futures in the Humanities and Social Sciences." The aim of the conference was to bring together a diverse range of voices within the wider community to examine and interrogate issues of openness, new horizons for adopting open access practices, and how best to achieve a beneficial transition to a more open future for humanities and social science research. In conjunction with the Open Access Futures event, the LSE Impact blog put together its first eCollection – "Open Access Perspectives in the Humanities and Social Sciences." The collection delves deeper into many of the issues discussed at the event.
Selected Open Access Journals in HSS Disciplines
The following downloadable lists were obtained from the Ulrich's Periodicals Directory database. The search criteria used were as follows. Journals included had to be:
- Actively publishing
- Scholarly/Academic in content
- Open Access
- Published in the United States
In addition, only the most common/general subject terms were used in the search to identify journals. Because many open access journals are published outside the United States and are classified with a wide variety of subject terms, these lists are not comprehensive. Nevertheless, they do offer some indication of the extent of open access journal publishing in these disciplines in the United States at the present time.
University Support for Open Access Journal Publications
The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, in collaboration with the Cheng Library, is launching a pilot program to support faculty publication in Open Access journals. Please see this application form for more details.
If you have questions about the program or anything on the application form, please contact Richard Kearney at the Cheng Library (973-720-2165 or by email).
As we continue to explore means to support Open-Access publication and other modes of scholarly publication effectively, we will seek feedback on the success of this model.
Best wishes for success in your scholarly pursuits.