Massachusetts Institute of Technology joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Martin Paul Eve on 2016-02-04


We are extremely pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. The mission of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

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.

Dr. Martin Paul Eve, a founder and academic project director of the OLH, welcomed MIT: “I am delighted that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has joined the OLH LPS model. MIT has a history not only of pioneering research in science and technology but also of remarkable contributions to the humanities and social sciences. With the help of institutions like MIT we will work to ensure the broadest available of research material, to anyone who is interested, without the problems of scaling inherent in article processing charges.”

“We are proud to collaborate with the OLH and join a distinguished group of institutions working toward more equitable access to cutting-edge scholarship,” said Chris Bourg, director of the MIT Libraries. “MIT has been increasingly recognized for its commitment to and leadership in the humanities, and this model is an excellent opportunity to showcase these contributions and extend their impact.”

Existing subscription journals wishing to move to the platform should submit an initial enquiry to Libraries outside the US and UK interested in joining the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy model should contact Dr. Martin Paul Eve: UK-based libraries can join through Jisc Collections at US-based libraries can join through LYRASIS at


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