Open Library of Humanities

open library of humanities The Open Library of Humanities journal publishes internationally-leading, rigorous and peer-reviewed scholarship across the humanities disciplines: from classics, theology and philosophy, to modern languages and literatures, film and media studies, anthropology, political theory and sociology. Our articles benefit from the latest advances in online journal publishing, with high-quality presentation, annotative functionality, robust digital preservation, strong discoverability and easy-to-share social media buttons. We are now dedicated to publishing Special Collections focused on a particular topic or theme, and so no longer accept general submissions; see full information on how to apply to guest edit a special collection. Our megajournal platform means that we particularly welcome interdisciplinary Special Collections, and we also encourage submissions in languages other than English.

19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

19: interdisciplinary studies in the long nineteenth century

19 is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary study in the long nineteenth century. Based at Birkbeck, University of London, 19 extends the activities of the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies by making the high-quality, original scholarship presented at its regular conferences, symposia and other events available to an international audience. 19 publishes two themed issues annually, each consisting of a collection of peer-reviewed articles showcasing the broadest range of new research in nineteenth-century studies, as well as special forums advancing critical debate in the field.

ASIANetwork Exchange A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts

asianetwork exchange a journal for asian studies in the liberal arts

The ASIANetwork Exchange is the journal of ASIANetwork, a consortium of around 160 North American colleges, that strives to strengthen the role of Asian Studies within the framework of liberal arts education. Originally a newsletter, then a journal, in Fall 2011 the Exchange became a peer-reviewed publication, catering primarily to faculty appointed in liberal arts institutions with programs in Asian Studies. The ASIANetwork Exchange seeks to publish current research, as well as high-quality pedagogical essays written by specialists and non-specialists alike. The journal's editors are particularly interested in publishing articles, book and media reviews that address the needs of the undergraduate classroom.

Architectural Histories

architectural histories

Architectural Histories is the international, double-blind peer reviewed scholarly journal of the EAHN that creates a space where historically grounded research into all aspects of architecture and the built environment can be made public, consulted, and discussed. The journal is open to historical, historiographic, theoretical, and critical contributions that engage with architecture and the built environment from a historical perspective. For more information and guidance on how to submit a paper click here.

Body, Space & Technology

body, space & technology Body, Space & Technology (BST) is a leading journal of contemporary artistic practice and research and  joined the OLH platform in Summer 2017. Since it launched in 2000, BST has built a strong reputation for scholarly quality and innovation, as well as fostering a global academic community around its published content. BST publishes research into artistic practice that engages with digital technologies, particularly as these relate to bodily interaction and creativity, and in multi-disciplinary perspectives.

C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-Century Writings

c21 literature: journal of 21st-century writings C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings is the journal of the British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS). The journal is dedicated to examining the genres, forms of publication, and circulation of 21st-century writings. C21 Literature is a logical development of the explosion of interest in 21st-century writings, seen in book groups, university courses, and the development of online publishing.

Digital Medievalist

digital medievalist Digital Medievalist (DM) publishes work of original research and scholarship, theoretical articles on digital topics, notes on technological topics, commentary pieces discussing developments in the field, bibliographic and review articles, tutorials, and project reports. The journal also commissions reviews of books and major electronic sites and projects. All contributions are reviewed before publication by authorities in humanities computing. Submissions to DM should concern topics likely to be of interest to medievalists working with digital media, though they need not be exclusively medieval in focus. They should be of a length appropriate to the subject under discussion.

Digital Studies / Le champ numérique

digital studies / le champ numérique

Digital Studies / Le champ numérique is a refereed academic journal that serves as an Open Access area for formal scholarly activity and as a resource for researchers in the Digital Humanities. It is published for the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations under the direction of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN) by the Open Library of the Humanities.

Submissions to DSCN focus on the intersection of technology and humanities research. Articles on the application of technology to cultural, historical, and social problems, on the societal and institutional context of such applications, and the history and development of the field of Digital Humanities. Submissions focussing on issues of the practice of the Digital Humanities in a global, multi-cultural, or multi-lingual context are particularly encouraged.

As a rule, submissions to DSCN should be of generalisable import: project reports and technical notes are welcome when they discuss significant milestones in the history and development of the field or are clearly extensible. DSCN rarely publishes criticism of digital objects (e.g. game criticism, literary criticism of electronic art or literature); it does so primarily in the context of special issues.

Digital Studies / Le champ numérique is a Gold Open Access refereed journal. Articles published with DSCN are compliant with most national and institutional Open Access mandates including the Research Council UK (RCUK) Open Access Mandate (required by the HEFC for the post-2014 REF) and the Canadian Draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy.

All articles published by DSCN are published under a Creative Commons 4.0 CC-BY licence (required for compatibility with the RCUK mandate, but not offered by many journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences). This means that authors and institutions may also freely republish their work in their own institutional repositories or personal webpages ("Green Open Access").

Ethnologia Europaea

ethnologia europaea

Ethnologia Europaea is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, founded in 1967, focusing on European cultures and societies. In 2015 it was adopted by the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) as its flagship journal. Ethnologia Europaea is a membership journal supported by the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore and funded by the Nordic Board for Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOP-HS).

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Francosphères, which is edited at the Centre for Postcolonial Studies (CPS) in Paris and London, seeks to define and question the presence of French language and culture across frontiers and borders, as defined by the Franco postcolonial presence, contact with French culture, and the ‘France of the mind’. To this extent, it is a journal of transcultural and intercultural French Studies - about liminal spaces rather than operating within the hierarchy of ‘French’ or ‘Francophone’ culture.

Taking its cue from recent advances in postcolonial and gender theory, it investigates the legitimacy of these issues within France itself as well as in post-colonial territories or territories which have never been under French control. The overall aim is to advance a dialogue about what it means to work in ‘French’ Studies in the 21st Century – this opens up the possibility of Medieval and Early Modern perspectives on the ‘Francosphere’.

Francosphères thus offers an opportunity to reflect critically on ‘concentrations’ of creative and counter-hegemonic endeavours in which the French language, culture or an ‘idea’ of Frenchness have played a determining role, thereby contributing to the development of new critical paradigms for our ‘post-national’ era.



GENEALOGY+CRITIQUE is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal focusing on genealogical research and a broad conception of critical theory. Combining historical and systematic forms of inquiry, it fosters critical analyses of the present written in plain English, German, or French. The interdisciplinary journal also aims at confronting historical-genealogical and critical theory approaches with concepts and methods in more recent fields of knowledge such as media studies, digital humanities, science and technology studies, as well as postcolonial, gender, and race studies.

The journal's publisher, the Open Library of Humanities (OLH), is a nonprofit organization financed by an international consortium of academic institutions. Due to its noncommercial orientation, the OLH does not charge any author fees. All articles published in GENEALOGY+CRITIQUE are peer-reviewed, available open access under the Creative Commons license CC BY 4.0, indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (among other databases), and archived for the long term in HTML, PDF, and XML. For details on the submission process, please check the applicable guidelines. On average, one third of the submitted articles are accepted for publication (usually after several revisions).

The journal is published as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles go online as soon as they are ready to avoid unnecessary delays in making knowledge publicly available. Collections are published as part of the normal volumes, but also on separate web pages. GENEALOGY+CRITIQUE is edited by Simon Ganahl, Maurice Erb, Stephanie Marx, Sergej Seitz, and Anna Wieder, who are supported by an advisory board of highly renowned scholars. For news related to the activities of the journal, please visit our blog, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or subscribe to our RSS feed.

Glossa: a journal of general linguistics

glossa: a journal of general linguistics

The journal is dedicated to general linguistics. It publishes contributions from all areas of linguistics, provided they contain theoretical implications that shed light on the nature of language and the language faculty. Contributions should be of interest to all linguists, independently of their own specialisation.

No specific linguistic theories or trends are given preference. Papers accepted for publication are strictly selected on the basis of scientific quality and scholarly standing.

This is a fully open access journal with no financial barriers to publishing for authors. Between 2016 and 2020, financial support for the journal was provided by LingOA with grants of NWO and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). From 2021 onwards, long-term funding is provided by the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). Authors are only asked to financially contribute if they have access to institutional funding or grants for this purpose.

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Glossa is a member of the Free Journal Network.

International Journal of Welsh Writing in English

international journal of welsh writing in english

The International Journal of Welsh Writing in English is the premier journal for current research on Welsh literature in the English language, Welsh drama and performance in English, translation, cultural studies and related areas. The journal was first published in 1995 as Welsh Writing in English: A Yearbook of Critical Essays. For a history of the journal, and listings of all previous articles and reviews published in it, please see the information provided on the website of the Association for Welsh Writing in English.

Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry

journal of british and irish innovative poetry

The Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry centres on poetic writings appearing in Britain and Ireland since the late 1950s. These varied poetic practices have been described as avant-garde, underground, linguistically innovative, second-wave Modernist, neo-modernist, non-mainstream, the British Poetry Revival, the parallel tradition, formally innovative, or experimental and which have been produced in geographic clusters, such as the Cambridge School or the London School or Morden Tower. However, we are also seeking to represent uncategorised and independent voices that might fall through the cracks between different schools or clusters.

These posited movements were networked with a variety of formal and conceptual poetics, including: concrete poetry; performance writing; hybrid writing; writing that explores the interplay between orality and literacy; Black studies; diasporic approaches; translational and translingual experiments; macaronic writing and hybridisations of the English language.

The Journal recognises that these terms, and the communities of writers and readers they refer to, are always shifting, contested and sometimes controversial. As such, we are interested in a critical and expansive understanding of ‘innovative’ poetic writing, both within and extending beyond the bounds of the particular traditions outlined here.

Journal of Embodied Research

journal of embodied research

Journal of Embodied Research is the first peer-reviewed, open access, academic journal to focus specifically on the innovation and dissemination of embodied knowledge through the medium of video. With an editorial advisory board drawn from across the arts and humanities, it aims to pioneer the scholarly video article as a new form supporting development of diverse embodied research projects.

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Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

journal of portuguese linguistics

Journal of Portuguese Linguistics publishes high-quality papers in the field of Portuguese linguistics, including the comparison between any varieties of Portuguese and any other language(s). Published by the Open Library of Humanities and supported by the LingOA network.

Laboratory Phonology

laboratory phonology

Laboratory Phonology is the official journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology. Its focus is the scientific study of the elements of spoken and signed language, their organization, their grammatical functions, and their roles in speech communication. The journal publishes research on phonology and its intersections with all other domains of linguistics (e.g., phonetics, syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics) as well as related disciplines such as the many branches of psychology; speech, hearing, and communication sciences and disorders; computer science; and electrical and computer engineering. Readers of Laboratory Phonology are interested in phonological questions approached from various theoretical frameworks, investigated with empirical methods.

Research published in Laboratory Phonology is grounded in quantitative analyses of empirical data from diverse languages and from diverse types of populations across the lifespan (i.e., including (a) typically developing infants and children and disabled and clinical populations). Data often come from (laboratory) experiments, speech or signed corpora, or speech or signed languages obtained in fieldwork settings. The types of data may include acoustic and articulatory measurements, frequency counts, reaction times, perceptual judgments, qualitative judgments, neurophysiological/neuroimaging data, etc. The journal publishes regular, independent articles and has also published collections of articles focusing on specific research topics. Exploratory studies that pertain to phonological themes, and papers focusing on methodologies that are pertinent to laboratory phonology research, are welcomed at Laboratory Phonology. Review articles are also welcomed, but interested authors should contact the editors prior to embarking on such an endeavor.

The journal started in 2010. The first six volumes were published by De Gruyter Mouton. The articles in these volumes are freely available here.

The journal is supported with long-term funding provided by the Open Library of Humanities (OLH).

Marvell Studies

marvell studies

Marvell Studies offers the leading edge of scholarly research on Andrew Marvell, his texts and readers, words and worlds. Marvell Studies was previously published as the Andrew Marvell Newsletter. The archive of the Newsletter is available here:

Open Screens

open screens

Open Screens is the open-access online journal of the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies. The scope of the journal is international and its vision is inter-disciplinary. It encourages innovative contributions from scholars of film, television and other screen-based media, publishing research articles, reviews and audio-visual research-by-film-practice.

In keeping with the mission of BAFTSS, contributions from both established and postgraduate scholars are considered, and contributors do not need to be members of the Association.

Open Screens ranges over the historical and the contemporary, and it aims to embrace film, television, screen and media studies, as well as screen-based research in related disciplines across the Humanities and beyond, such as area studies, gender studies and sexuality studies.

Orbit: A Journal of American Literature

orbit: a journal of american literature

Orbit is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of contemporary American fiction from the second half of the twentieth century to the present. We publish special and general issues in a rolling format, which brings together a traditional journal article style with the latest publishing technology to ensure faster, yet prestigious, publication for authors.

Pynchon Notes

pynchon notes Pynchon Notes was a journal devoted to studying the works of Thomas Pynchon. Running from 1979 to 2009, the journal is here preserved by the Open Library of Humanities, but does not accept any new submissions. For new articles on the works of Thomas Pynchon, related authors and adjacent fields in 20th- and 21st-century literature, please see the OLH journal Orbit: A Journal of American Literature.

Quaker Studies

quaker studies Quaker Studies is multi-disciplinary and articles submitted typically cover the subject areas of aesthetics, anthropology, architecture, art, cultural studies, history, literature, peace studies, philosophy, research methodology, sociology, theology, and women’s studies. Published by Liverpool University Press with support from the Open Library of Humanities.

Studies in the Maternal

studies in the maternal

Studies in the Maternal is an international, peer-reviewed, scholarly online journal. It aims to provide a forum for contemporary critical debates on the maternal understood as lived experience, social location, political and scientific practice, economic and ethical challenge, a theoretical question, and a structural dimension in human relations, politics and ethics.

Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal

theoretical roman archaeology journal The Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal (TRAJ) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, providing a venue for innovative and interdisciplinary research in the field of Roman Archaeology. The journal promotes the use of theoretical approaches to the Roman past and facilitates fresh interpretations of datasets, rather than solely the presentation of archaeological data. The geographical scope of the journal is the whole of the Roman world at its greatest extent, including areas beyond the frontiers where Roman influence was evident. The journal’s temporal scope is from the Bronze Age to the Late Antique period; however, the subject of most contributions will usually range from the third century BC to the fifth century AD.

Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung

zeitschrift für fantastikforschung

Die Zeitschrift für Fantastikforschung (ZFF) ist das deutschsprachige Forum für Fantastikforschung. Konsequent interdisziplinär angelegt, erscheint jährlich eine Ausgabe. Mit dem zentralen Ziel, die wissenschaftlichen Debatten rund um die Fantastik als kultureller Formation zugleich abzubilden und aktiv mitzugestalten, startet die ZFF 2018 innerhalb der OLH mit neuen Ideen und technischen Mitteln in eine neue, bunte und spannende Zukunft.

The Parish Review: Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies

the parish review: journal of flann o'brien studies

The Parish Review is a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal dedicated to the writing, life, and reception of Brian O'Nolan (pseud. Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen).