• Concordia University joins OLH LPS Model

    Concordia University joins OLH LPS Model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-03-30


We are pleased to announce that Concordia University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Concordia University is an English-language public comprehensive university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is the top-ranked university in North America founded within the last 50 years and annually registers some 51,000 students through its innovative approach to experiential learning and cross-functional research. The university offers 300 undergraduate programmes, 195 graduate programmes, diplomas, and certificates, and 40 postgraduate programmes via its Faculties of Arts and Science and Fine Arts, as well as the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, the John Molson School of Business, and the School of Graduate Studies. 

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.

"It is great to have the support of Concordia University", said Paula Clemente Vega Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. "The Open Library of Humanities is collectively funded by our member libraries and we wouldn't be able to operate without their generous support. Re-directing funds for the support of scholar-led diamond OA initiatives is vital for the survival non-for-profit platforms such as OLH. It helps build an academic publishing ecosystem based on equity and on a vision of academic research as a global public good. "

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