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Open Insights: Choosing the Open Library of Humanities journal (OLHJ) as the Publisher for your Special Collection

Posted by Katherine Ruth Parker-Hay on 2022-09-14

Choosing OLHJ as the Publisher for your Special Collection An Open Insights blog post by Katherine Parker-HayKatherine Parker-Hay is an Editorial Officer for the Open Library of Humanities where she oversees editorial processes and production. She has a PhD from the University of Sussex and has been involved with various research projects seeking to make universities more equitable and [...]

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Online event: The Politics and History of Menstruation: Contextualising the Scottish Campaign to End Period Poverty

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-09-07

Live Discussion / Online eventThe Politics and History of Menstruation: Contextualising the Scottish Campaign to End Period PovertyWant to know more about menstrual rights & history in Scotland? Join the editors and contributors of the OLH journal Special Collection “The Politics and History of Menstruation: Contextualising the Scottish Campaign to End Period Poverty” for a moderated [...]

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Article in the OLH flagship journal wins the SFRA Innovative Research Award

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-07-21

We are delighted to announce that Dr Amy Butt has won the 2022 SFRA Innovative Research Award for her article published in the Open Library of Humanities journal. Amy’s article ‘The Present as Past: Science Fiction and the Museum’ was published in 2021 and explores the role and possibilities of science fiction texts in museum settings.The SFRA Innovative Research Award (formerly the Pioneer [...]

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The Comics Grid Webinar Series - Graphic Justice: A Comics Grid Webinar with Johanna Commins and Dr Neal Curtis

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-07-20

Live Chat | WebinarThe Comics Grid Webinar Series - Live Chats on Comics ScholarshipGraphic Justice: A Comics Grid Webinar with Johanna Commins and Dr Neal CurtisMarvel Worldwide © Secret Wars #6, Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic, Ive Svorcina and Chris Eliopoulos, 2015. O.W. Toad © Renee Nault, The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel, 2019 Date: Thursday 29 September 2022Time: 7-8am [...]

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Open Insights: An interview with Bettina Bildhauer, Camilla Røstvik and Sharra Vostral

Posted by Katherine Ruth Parker-Hay on 2022-07-12

The Politics and History of Menstruation: Contextualising the Scottish Campaign to End Period Poverty An Open Insights Interview with Bettina Bildhauer, Camilla Røstvik and Sharra VostralFeatured image: Matriline by Bibo Keeley, digital image, 2016Bettina Bildhauer (BB) is Professor of German at University of St Andrews, Camilla Mørk Røstvik (CMR) is Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Art [...]

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Sissa Medialab partners with Janeway to migrate their 7 journals

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-07-11

We are very pleased to announce that the OLH's in-house digital publishing platform Janeway has partnered with Sissa Medialab to migrate their journals. Sissa Medialab is an Italy-based organization owned by SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies). The organisation runs seven online journals in STEM fields and science communication, as well as publishing conference proceedings. [...]

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Janeway review

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-07-07

A review by Glossa Editor-in-Chief Professor Johan Rooryck of Janeway, our in-house open source publishing platformThe first thing to know about Janeway is that it is not just a submission system and platform. It is a complete publishing tool that allows the editors to basically operate as… a publisher. That makes it hugely empowering, and totally compensates the time investment.Glossa [...]

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Four universities from the FinELib consortium join the Open Library of Humanities library partnership subsidy model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-06-24

We are pleased to announce that FinELib, a consortium of Finnish universities, research institutions, and public libraries have signed an agreement that provides support for the Open Library of Humanities from four of their member institutions: Abo Akademi University, University of Eastern Finland, University of Helsinki and University of Jyväskylä. "We are very pleased to have signed an [...]

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ETH Zurich joins OLH LPS model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-06-09

We are pleased to announce that ETH Library has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system.The ETH Library advances knowledge, supports research and teaching and as a trustworthy institution, makes the world of yesterday, today and tomorrow more comprehensible.ETH Zurich (English: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich; German: Eidgenössische Technische [...]

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Janeway Systems partners with three more institutions to migrate their journals

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-05-25

We are very pleased to announce that Janeway, our in-house publishing platform, has partnered with three more institutions to migrate their journals: Ghent University Library, the University of Iowa Libraries and Washington University in St Louis. These three new partnerships with Janeway will provide publishing infrastructure for the submission, curation, processing and preservation of the open [...]

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Open Insights: Early Career Researchers and the Importance of Open Access

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-05-25

Early Career Researchers and the Importance of Open AccessAn Open Insights blog post by Lindsey Beth Zelvin Lindsey Beth Zelvin is the CHASE Editorial, Marketing and Technical Intern for the Open Library of Humanities. She began this placement in November 2021. Lindsey is in the first year of her PhD in Narrative Nonfiction at the University of Kent in Canterbury. Her work investigates the [...]

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Call for Special Collections!

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-05-23

The Open Library of Humanities journal (OLHJ) is currently seeking new Special Collections to join our wide array of published research in the Humanities.  OLHJ has published quality, peer-reviewed research across 40 Special Collections since 2016, with subjects ranging from ‘The Working-Class Avant-Garde’, to ‘Representing Classical Music in the Twenty-First Century’, and more recently [...]

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OLH annual report 2021

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-05-06

Background and Merging with Birkbeck, University of LondonThe Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is an award-winning, academic-led, diamond open-access publisher of 28 journals based in the Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. As part of an international community of scholar-led, community-owned and non-profit publishers, the OLH plays a leading [...]

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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 [...]

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Migration of OLH journals to Janeway completed

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2022-03-05

We are thrilled to announce that we have finalised the transition of our journals from their previous publication service provider, Ubiquity Press, to the Janeway platform run by the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). All our journals with the exception of the ones we fund but are published by other publishers, such as Quaker Studies and Francospheres by Liverpool University Press, are now all [...]

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