Open Library of Humanities signs Jussieu Call for Open Science and Bibliodiversity
Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2017-11-23
The Open Library of Humanities is pleased to endorse the principles of the Jussieu Call for Open Science and Bibliodiversity.
The authors of the Jussieu Call “find it necessary to foster an Open Access model that is not restricted to a single approach based on the transfer of subscriptions towards APCs (publication fees charged to authors to allow free access to their articles).” Such a singular model would, they claim, “hamper innovation and otherwise would slow if not check the advent of bibliodiversity”.
Professor Martin Paul Eve, a CEO of the Open Library of Humanities, said: “Since day one, the OLH has implemented a business model that charges neither readers nor authors. This is directly in line with the goals of the Jussieu Call, where the authors state that ‘priority should be given to business models that do not involve any payments, neither for authors to have their texts published nor for readers to access them. Many fair funding models exist and only require to be further developed and extended’.
We hope that many institutions will sign this call and support business models, such as the one we run, that ensure a more equitable model of open access than the article processing charge.”
Libraries who wish to support the Open Library of Humanities can do so at at our online signup system.
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