How You Can Help
We are interested in hearing from any of the following:
- Journal editors who would like to move to a sustainable Open Access model.
- Academics who wish to lend their experience, knowledge and reputation to the project.
- Journalists interested in writing about the platform.
- People with experience in finance and an interest in non-classical economic models who can help with sustainability forecasts.
- Librarians who wish to support the platform.
- Infrastructure specialists/programmers.
Please do get in touch.
Apply to Become an Editor
The OLH is always interested in recruiting editors for each of our disciplinary fields. If you have academic editorial expertise and would like to get involved in open access publishing, please get in touch. We're looking for skilled academics in the following areas:
- Theology & Religious Studies
- Literature & Languages
- Modern & Ancient Languages
- Cultural Studies & Critical Theory
- Film, TV & Media Studies
- Musicology, Drama & Performance
- Art, Design & Art History
- Legal Theory
- Digital Humanities
- Politics & Political Theory
Please email a 1-2 page CV outlining your current academic position, editorial experience and research publications.
The above areas are disciplinary suggestions; if you feel that your research area is not listed but is of relevance to the humanities, please do not hesitate to write.
Join a Committee
Our organizational structure consists of a number of dedicated committees. If you might be interested in joining one of our committees, please get in touch.
- Academic Steering & Advocacy Committee – high-profile professors in the US and UK, particularly those who work as consultants for the research councils (AHRC and ESRC) and for the assessors at the REF, and those of commensurate status elsewhere worldwide
- LibTech Committee – academic librarians, directors of university press publishers, academic technological development managers
- Finance, Sustainability & Legal Committee – directors of university press publishers, legal and copyright experts, the Head of Projects at JISC and the Director of the OAPEN Foundation
- Editorial Committee – academics, managing editors Advocacy Forum – academic volunteers, particularly those in positions of influence or with influential online profiles
- Internationalisation Committee – academics, publishers, librarians and NGO experts advising on internationalisation strategy in Europe, North and Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia as well as more general issues of globalisation
- Early Career Researchers' Forum – junior scholars
The Open Library of Humanities welcomes special collections of guest-edited articles focused around a particular topic. Special collections function like special issues of a traditional journal, and can either be organised via invited-only articles by the editor(s) or through a public call for papers. All articles will be subject to peer review.
Academics interested in editing a special collection should get in touch either with firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Caroline Edwards: email@example.com.