OLH Welcomes Justus Liebig University of Giessen

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 12 March 2024

The Open Library of Humanities is pleased to announce a new member to our library consortium, Justus Liebig University of Giessen (JLU). JLU is a German large public research university. Dating back to 1607, JLU is among the oldest institutions of higher education in the German-speaking world. With around 26,000 enrolled students across its 11 faculties, the university is also the second largest university in Hesse. Justus Liebig University of Giessen combines a broad and interdisciplinary spectrum of research and teaching in the areas of law, economics and business studies, the natural sciences and the humanities with a range of sub-disciplines that is unique for Germany. 

With this partnership in place, Justus Liebig University of Giessen demonstrates its support of diamond open access. The Open Library of Humanities is collectively funded by its member libraries and wouldn't be able to operate without their generous support. Redirecting funds for the support of scholar-led diamond OA initiatives is vital for the survival of not-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.

About OLH: The Open Library of Humanities is an award-winning, academic-led, diamond open-access publisher of 30 journals based at Birkbeck, University of London. 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.


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