University of Jyväskylä joins OLH LPS Model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 22 July 2019

We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Jyväskylä has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Jyväskylä is a research university in Jyväskylä, Finland. Founded in 1863, the university has its origins in the first Finnish-speaking teacher training college, the so-called Teacher Seminary. It was not until 1967, when the university began to include scientific studies in its research and teaching, that it became the University of Jyväskylä. Today, the university is the second-largest Finnish university and the home to the following seven faculties: Humanities, Information Technology, Education, Business and Economics, Sport and Health Sciences, Mathematics and Science, and Social Sciences. The university’s roots in teacher education have not been forgotten, and this subject remains an area of expertise at the University of Jyväskylä. Among the notable alumni of the University of Jyväskylä are prime minister of Tanzania, Majliwa Kassim Majaliwa and award-winning author Sofi Oksanen.

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.

 Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities, welcomed University of Jyväskylä: “We’re extremely pleased to have the support of the University of Jyväskylä. With the help of institutions like the University of Jyväskylä we will continue to expand our model for OA in the humanities while ensuring that we never charge authors for publishing in our journals.”