Johns Hopkins University joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 11 August 2016


We are extremely pleased to announce that Johns Hopkins University has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded over 140 years ago, for the past 36 years Johns Hopkins University has spent more money on research than any other U.S. academic institution.

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 JHU: “I am truly delighted that Johns Hopkins University has joined the OLH model for open access in the humanities and social sciences. It is crucial that students, researchers, and the general public can access material from the academic humanities. With the help of institutions like JHU, we will move towards making this a reality.”

Libraries outside the US, UK, EU or Canada interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Professor Martin Paul Eve: UK-based libraries can join through Jisc Collections at US-based libraries can join through LYRASIS at European libraries can sign up at