Queen’s University Belfast joins OLH LPS model

Posted by James Smith on 3 May 2018

We are extremely pleased to announce that Queen’s University Belfast has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Queen's University Belfast is ranked in the top one percent of universities in the world. Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, it became an independent university in 1908. Today, the University is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos. Their inspiring alumni comprises outstanding scholars, Nobel Prize winners - such as Seamus Heaney and David Trimble - and influential leaders who are making an impact in Northern Ireland and across the globe.

The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee.

Professor Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, welcomed Queen’s University Belfast: “It is fantastic to have Queen’s University Belfast supporting the OLH model. With the support from QUB, we will continue to develop and expand our model for fee-free OA in the humanities.”