A New Breed of Open Access Publisher
Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2013-02-13
We're honoured that in his Guardian article, "PeerJ leads a high-quality, low-cost new breed of open-access publisher" (12th February), Mike Taylor cites the Open Library of Humanities as one of three new Open Access publishers (with PeerJ and eLife) who are radically changing the landscape of academic publishing.
Mike, who is a member of our Advocacy Forum, writes that:
All three of these new kids on the block are radically innovative, all are moving fast, and all are backed by some serious muscle. eLIFE is sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Max Planck Society and Wellcome Trust; as a result, it's able to waive all APCs while it establishes itself, and may do so indefinitely.
The academic steering committee of the OLH is packed with heavy hitters, and well on course to do for the humanities what PLOS did for the sciences. While the level of its APC has not yet been set, it has been established that no one will be prevented from publishing there by lack of funds.
You can read Mike's article in full on the Guardian website.
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