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5 April 2024
OLH Welcomes the University of South Florida
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega
The Open Library of Humanities is pleased to announce a new member, the University of South Florida. Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida (USF) is a public research university located in the Tampa Bay region, with campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee in the United Stat…
5 April 2024
OLH Welcomes the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega
We are very pleased to announce that the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt has joined the Open Library of Humanities' (OLH) Library Partnership Subsidy system. The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) is the only Catholic university in Germany and one of over 200 Catholic univ…
26 March 2024
Janeway launches podcast to communicate software release updates.
Posted by Posted by Katherine Parker-Hay and Andy Byers
The team are excited to announce our new podcast, The Engineering Deck: A Podcast for the Janeway User Community. In each episode, host Dr Katherine Parker-Hay, who works on user experience, will chat with our lead software engineers about the most significant updates to the Janeway codebase. We wa…
19 March 2024
Our Commitment to Accessibility
Posted by Andy Byers & Steph Driver
At the Open Library of Humanities we believe in the power of accessible publishing to foster inclusivity. We are embarking on a project to make it possible for those using Janeway to be compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.2 AA) standards.Steph Driver, Publishing Technolo…
18 March 2024
The Open Library of Humanities launches Syntactic Theory & Research
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega
We are delighted to announce the launch of another Open Library of Humanities journal on our in-house publishing platform Janeway. Syntactic Theory & Research focuses on theoretical linguistics and publishes a wide range of articles on the syntax of natural languages and closely related fields.…
12 March 2024
OLH Welcomes Justus Liebig University of Giessen
Posted by Paula Clemente Vega
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.…

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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 …

News from our journals.

9 April 2024
Call for OLHJ Special Collection Articles: Gaming and the Humanities: Interdisciplinary Essays on The Last of Us (2013 –)
Posted by Dr Adrienne Mortimer and Dr Kate Spowage
In this special collection, we aim to explore the generative potential of gaming for the humanities. Since the 1990s, scholarly traditions of videogame analysis have emerged, effectively underwriting ‘games studies’ as a growing discipline in its own right. But what does gaming have to offer the mo…
26 March 2024
Marjorie Perloff (1931-2024)
Posted by Scott Thurston
The Journal is deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Marjorie Perloff, one of the most distinguished critics of innovative poetry of her generation, and a founding member of the journal's editorial board, at her home in California. She was 92. It's hard to imagine what the reception of…
11 March 2024
Call for Comics Studies Book Reviews (Spring 2024)
Posted by The Editors
The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics Scholarship is seeking contributions to its book reviews section. The journal seeks 2,000- to 2,500-word scholarly reviews of academic publications on comics and graphic novels, historical to contemporary, global north to global south, in all comics cultures…
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), Pat Lowinger (Peninsula …
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…