Université de Strasbourg joins OLH LPS Model
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2019-09-03
We are extremely pleased to announce that the University of Strasbourg has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Strasbourg is a French institution located in Strasbourg, Alsace with nearly 51,000 students and over 3,200 researchers. The University dates back to the 16th century, but the institution in its current form was founded in 2009, following the merger of Louis Pasteur, Marc Bloch and Robert Schuman universities. The university offers a range of degrees in law, economics, management and political science, arts, literature and languages; humanities and social sciences; health; and sciences and technology. Overall, Strasbourg has 37 education and research departments, faculties, schools and institutes and a further 72 research units. The University of Strasbourg is associated with three Nobel laureates: Martin Karplus, who won the chemistry prize in 2013; Jules Hoffmann, who won the physiology/medicine prize in 2011; and Jean-Marie Lehn, who won the chemistry prize in 1987. The institution is also a founding member of the League of European Research Universities, an association of 21 institutions.
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 the University of Strasbourg: “We are delighted to have the support of the University of Strasbourg. With this move the University of Strasbourg has become the second French institution to join the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy model. It’s great to get more support from French institutions, especially now that we have a considerable number of publications in French across our different journal titles. With their help we will continue to expand our model for fee-free OA in the humanities."
Adeline Rege, Head of Scholarly Communication and Electronic Resources at the University of Strasbourg Library Services added: “The University of Strasbourg is delightful to join OLH LPS model. Supporting OLH is part of our new open science policy and we're happy to promote and fund innovative and sustainable open access publishing models.”
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