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23 February 2024
OLH unveils new website and brand design
Posted by Dr Caroline Edwards
Caroline EdwardsWelcome to our new website! We've spent the past year thoroughly revamping our online presence. This began with user experience research, which led to a site audit, brand refresh, and a rebuild of the entire site structure. The new design pays tribute to the OLH's political roots an…
21 February 2024
Review of the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, (RHETM) flips to diamond open access with the Open Library of Humanities
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega
We are very pleased to welcome another title, Review of the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, (RHETM) to our portfolio of diamond open access journals.  RHETM is the successor of Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, one of the longest-running and most respect…
19 February 2024
Quaker Studies joins the Open Library of Humanities
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega
We are delighted to announce that Quaker Studies (QS) has fully transitioned to the Open Library of Humanities. Quaker Studies is the official journal of the international Quaker Studies Research Association (QSRA), which is the umbrella organisation for all those studying, teaching, researching or…
19 February 2024
The Open Library of Humanities launches Regeneration: Environment, Art, Culture
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega
The Open Library of Humanities is very pleased to welcome Regeneration: Environment, Art, Culture as the newest academic journal to join our catalogue. As a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the environmental humanities, Regeneration brings humanists, activists, artists, and scientists into ope…
16 February 2024
[in]Transition joins the Open Library of Humanities
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega
We are delighted to announce that [in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies has joined the Open Library of Humanities. The journal launched in 2014 in collaboration with Journal of Cinema and Media Studies on the MediaCommons platform, a community network run by schola…
14 February 2024
UCL Press partners with Janeway to migrate their 15 journals
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega
OLH and UCL Press are pleased to announce a new journals hosting partnership with Janeway, our in-house open source scholarly publishing platform.  This new partnership will provide a more intuitive, improved navigation experience for UCL's global readership and greater flexibility, owner…

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5 February 2024
Open Access = Access for All.
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega
A blog post by Dr Steph Driver, OLH’s new accessibility specialist developer. "Nothing about us without us" is the central tenant of disability rights movements across the globe. I am but one disabled voice. I can code. I can facilitate. I can advocate, but to make Janeway accessible we need t…
18 October 2023
Dawn of the Zombie Journal: New Poster Celebrates History of OA Community Activism
Posted by Katherine Parker-Hay
To celebrate Open Access Week 2023 (and its proximity to Halloween), the OLH is launching the Zombie Poster. This commemorates the term ‘zombie journal’, first used by linguists in 2015 following the mass resignation of editors at the Elsevier journal Lingua. Protesting Elsevier’s claim to ‘own’ th…
31 March 2023
Research into Janeway user needs during copyediting
Posted by Joseph Muller and Katherine Parker-Hay
 A blog post by Joseph Muller, Publishing Technologies Developer for JanewayJoseph Muller is a developer working on the Janeway project. In this blog post, he explores a move towards human-centred software design, informed by User Experience research, that the OLH are experimenting with i…
29 November 2022
A Year with the Open Library of Humanities
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega
A Year with the Open Library of Humanities A blog post by Lindsey Beth Zelvin, CHASE Editorial, Marketing and Technical Intern for OLHLindsey Beth Zelvin is the CHASE Editorial, Marketing and Technical Intern for the Open Library of Humanities. She is coming to the end of a yearlong place…
14 September 2022
Open Insights: Choosing the Open Library of Humanities journal (OLHJ) as the Publisher for your Special Collection
Posted by Dr Katherine Parker-Hay
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 ha…
12 July 2022
Open Insights: An interview with Bettina Bildhauer, Camilla Røstvik and Sharra Vostral
Posted by Dr Katherine Parker-Hay
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 …

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26 February 2024
Call for Papers – 'Cosmologies Across Boundaries' 2024 Special Issue
Posted by Emily Hanscam
Call for Papers Cosmologies Across Boundaries: Disrupting the Iron Age-Roman Distinction in the Study of Religion in the Roman Provinces An Open-Access Special Issue of the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal Edited by Alena Wigodner (Princeton University) and Pat Lowinger (Peninsu…
14 February 2024
Volumes 13 and first set of Volume 14 articles now live
Posted by The Editors
We are happy to announce there's new content in the journal, corresponding to our 13th and 14th volumes. Both volumes include a variety of work by 13 international scholars with affiliations in academic institutions based in nine different countries. Volume 13 Within Volume 13, we start …
5 February 2024
RHETM joins the world of open science
Posted by RHETM Editorial Team
We are pleased to announce that Review of the History of Economic Thought and Methodology (RHTEM) is now part of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). In keeping with the OLH model, RHETM’s entire content is now published as diamond open access, with no fees to either authors or readers. The openne…
18 January 2024
C21 Literature Special Issue: The Century at 25
Posted by Dr Caroline Edwards
The twenty-first century is nearly a quarter done. The contemporary – that category which has so often been theorised, following Barthes and Agamben, as fundamentally out of step with its own time – is starting to synchronise its watch with the temporal bounds of the current century. Despite a flu…
10 January 2024
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Towards a Collective Poetics
Posted by Eleanor Careless
Western ideas of both the production and reception of poetry often emphasise the individuality of the poet or the reader. Dominant conceptions of the act of writing poetry can thus frame it in narrow individualist-expressive terms. At the same time, Sam Solomon has described the study of poetry in …
5 January 2024
Quaker Studies Joins the Open Library of Humanities!
Posted by Quaker Studies Journal Team
We are delighted to announce the official move from Liverpool University Press (LUP) to the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) platform! For those who don’t know us, Quaker Studies (QS) launched in 1996 and is published twice yearly. We are the only refereed journal covering all aspects of Quaker St…