Universität Tübingen joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 25 October 2018

We are extremely pleased to announce that Universität Tübingen has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system.  Universität Tübingen was founded in 1477 and is one of Germany's oldest universities, noted in medicine, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Being a German Excellence University, Tübingen is regularly ranked as one of the best universities in Germany and is especially known as a centre for the study of medicine, natural sciences, and history, education science and theology. The university's noted alumni include numerous presidents, ministers, EU Commissioners and judges of the Federal Constitutional Court.

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 Universität Tübingen: "We are extremely pleased to have the support of Universität Tübingen - which arrived during open access week 2018. Thanks to institutions such as Universität Tübingen we will continue to expand our model for OA in the humanities."

Dr. Marianne Dörr, University Librarian, pointed out: “Tübingen University is strongly engaged in different types of Open Access. We consider OLH a promising partner for the advance of OA in the humanities.”