• The University of Potsdam joins OLH LPS model

    The University of Potsdam joins OLH LPS model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2021-10-15

We are pleased to announce that the University of Potsdam has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Potsdam is a public university in Potsdam, capital of the state of Brandenburg, Germany. Founded in 1991, the University of Potsdam is a modern and dynamic institution thoroughly focused on innovative teaching and research. With more than 20,000 students, it is the biggest university in the federal state of Brandenburg. It offers a broad range of highly competitive Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. programs in the fields of the arts and humanities, economics and social sciences, law, natural sciences, and digital engineering. In 2009 the University of Potsdam became a winner in the "Excellence in Teaching" initiative of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Business innovation agency for the German science system).

The Open Library of Humanities is an award-winning, academic-led, gold open-access publisher of 28 journals with no author-facing charges. With initial funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and subsequent support from Arcadia, a charitable fund, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any author fee. This funding mechanism enables equitable open access in the humanities disciplines, with charges neither to readers nor authors.

"We are delighted to have the support of the University of Potsdam," said Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. "OLH is funded by a consortial funding model in which institutions pool their resources in order to facilitate fee-free OA in the humanities. With this model the OLH has grown from 99 supporting institutions and 7 journals in 2015 to 28 journals and more than 300 supporters in 2021. It is thanks to this kind of institutional support that we can continue to expand our economically-effective OA model and ensure that nobody is charged for reading or publishing in our journals."

If you like the work that the Open Library of Humanities is doing, please consider asking your institution to support us financially. We cannot operate without our library members. More details for libraries can be found at: https://www.openlibhums.org/plugins/supporters/signup/.

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