OLHJ editor testimonials.

This page collects feedback from our previous Special Collection editors on what it is like to curate a collection for our flagship journal.

“The fact that the OLH is open access reinforces that it is an ideal academic venue in which to publish: the open-access articles have been widely accessed in places where it is difficult to access paywalled knowledge sources. The hard-working people at the OLH manage to attain a high degree of academic rigour while having an incredibly fast turnaround for publishing submitted research. We very much look forward to working with the OLH again on a second special collection.”

Emil Hammar, Co-editor of “Postcolonial Perspectives in Game Studies.”

“The Special Collection format at the Open Library of Humanities journal is an excellent alternative to more traditional forms of edited collection, both because of the brilliant editorial support that we received from OLH and also because the open rolling format of publishing was so generative. Being able to decide how long submissions could be kept open meant that the collection developed in ways we could never have imagined. The resulting work is genuinely diverse, inspired by our research context and questions, but is not limited by them.”

Catherine Grant, Co-editor of “Pride Revisited.”

“I really enjoyed working with OLH, and thought their work was excellent: just the right amount of editing and always fast, and always patient as we tried to navigate the workflow. I’ve worked with a lot of publishers and journals by now, and that was the smoothest, friendliest and best-value experience I’ve had in the last 15 years. I hope to work with them again in the future.”

Bettina Bildhauer, Co-editor of “Politics and History of Menstruation.”

“Working with OLH as an editor and author for the Station Eleven special collection has been a great experience thanks to the OLH team’s support throughout, from their enthusiasm for the collection’s subject to their efficient copyediting. OLH’s speed of publication is crucial when publishing on 21st-century writings that have received little or no scholarly attention, and of course being open access makes innovative and cutting-edge scholarship available to everyone.”

Diletta De Cristofaro, Co-editor of “Station Eleven and Twenty-First-Century Writing.”

“Many of our contributors expressed their happiness about the speed with which articles were published and the wide readership they gained. We thank the editorial team and the copyeditors of OLH for making the process extremely smooth for us and guiding us through every step of the process. We were extremely impressed with the production team of OLH and the layout of the articles. I have already received enquiries about publishing with OLH from colleagues all over the world.”

Souvik Mukherjee, Co-editor of “Postcolonial Perspectives in Game Studies.”

“Working with the OLH proved to be an immensely rewarding and smooth editorial experience. The OLH provided excellent flexibility for us in formulating and executing on the Special Collection, achieving a nice balance between professional rigour and ‘elasticity’. The senior editors and copyeditors involved provided not only great professional assistance, collaboration, and oversight, but they also made the editorial process comfortable, quick, and painless.”

Emil Hammar, Co-editor of “Postcolonial Perspectives in Game Studies.”

“Open access publishing is becoming increasingly important in our profession; with this in mind it is reassuring to have the expertise of OLH at hand. As the editor of a Special Collection, I was delighted with the speed, efficiency, guidance, and enthusiasm of the OLH team. Based on my experience, I would highly recommend OLH as a publishing venue, and won't hesitate to work with them again.”

Adam Kelly, Co-Editor of “Freedom After Neoliberalism.”

“Working with the OLH was a real pleasure. They combine expert editorial guidance with a sustainable publishing process.”

Andrew Rowcroft, Co-Editor of “What’s Left? Marxism, Literature and Culture in the 21st Century.”

“The OLH demonstrates why open access publication is no less rigorous than more traditional approaches to knowledge-making and sharing of scholarship. Indeed, this publisher's requirement that each piece in a Special Collection undergoes two double-blind reviews (as compared to many houses, who seek only one or two reviewers for an entire collection) elevates OLH scholarship to a higher standard of research. The ability to publish each of a collection's pieces on a rolling schedule ensures their timeliness. OLH editors carefully shepherd each article via multiple levels of review and feedback, copyediting, and proofing, using an interface that is immediately intuitive to anyone who has published in the 21st century. My experience with the OLH has been one of the most positive of my career thus far.”

Adrienne Lamberti, Co-Editor of “Cultivating Spheres: Agriculture, Technical Communication, and the Publics.”