• McGill University joins OLH LPS model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-09-21


We are extremely pleased to announce that McGill University has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from some 150 countries, their student body is the most internationally diverse of any research-intensive university in the country.  McGill offers degrees and diplomas in over 300 fields of study, with the highest average admission requirements of any Canadian university. Notable alumni include world leaders, astronauts, Nobel laureates—and a host of trailblazers in arts, sciences, business and public service.

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 McGill University: “We are delighted to have the support of McGill University. Open access continues to gather pace around the world, but the assumptions that are made about economic models are usually ‘one size fits all’. In the humanities space, however, we need innovative solutions to work against the imposition of APCs, which do not serve these disciplines well. With the support of McGill, that is exactly what we will continue to do.”

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