• Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg joins OLH LPS model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2018-11-23


We are extremely pleased to announce that Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU) was founded in 1993 and is one of the youngest universities in Germany. The roots of the university named after Otto von Guericke lie in the three higher education institutions previously existing in the city of Magdeburg: the Technical University, the College of Education and the Medical Academy Magdeburg. With nine faculties and nearly 14,000 students, it forms a university center for teaching and research in Saxony-Anhalt.

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 Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg: “It is fantastic to have the support of OVGU.  Author-pays models for gold open access are extremely difficult to square with the funding situation in the humanities disciplines. With the support of institutions such as Otto von Guericke University Magdeburgs, we will continue to expand our model for fee-free OA in the humanities”

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