"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. I would particularly stress OLH’s speed of publication, which is crucial when publishing on twenty-first-century writings that have received little or no scholarly attention, and of course open access, which makes innovative and cutting-edge scholarship available to everyone."
Diletta De Cristofaro, Co-Editor of Station Eleven and Twenty-First-Century Writing Special Collection
"When I sought a venue for the special issue on videogames and postcolonialism, I was thinking of the millions of people in the so-named global south countries who had no access to the articles in paywalled journals, where their own predicament was being discussed. Having taught in the UK and the USA before returning to India, the irony was all too obvious. OLH, therefore, was a godsend when the editors agreed to publish the special issue. Today, anyone with an Internet connection can access the articles for free.
Many of our contributors expressed their happiness about the quickness with which the articles were published and the wide readership they had gained. For this, we thank the editorial team and the copy-editors of OLH for making the process extremely smooth for us and guiding us through every step of the process. I wish to thank Caroline, David and Helen in particular for their continued support. Last but not least, both Emil and I 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 Special Collection
"Working with the Open Library of Humanities proved to be an immensely rewarding and smooth editorial experience. The OLH provided excellent flexibility for us in formulating and executing on the special issue, achieving a nice balance between professional rigour and ‘elasticity’. The senior editors and copy-editors involved in the special issue provided not only great professional assistance, collaboration, and oversight, but they also made the editorial process comfortable, quick, and painless. Finally, our authors have expressed high satisfaction when publishing in the OLH – many found it to be incredibly smooth and thorough process. In total, it has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with the OLH, which I hope and expect other journals to replicate. My biggest thanks go out to OLH for providing an open-access platform to important research areas in today’s societies, as well as Caroline, David, Martin, and Helen for their excellent professional support and labour that they put into making this issue possible."
Emil Hammar, Co-Editor of Postcolonial Perspectives in Game Studies Special Collection
"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 Special Collection
"Working with the Open Library of Humanities was a real pleasure. They combine expert editorial guidance with a sustainable publishing process."
Andrew Rowcroft, Editor of What’s Left? Marxism, Literature and Culture in the 21st Century Special Collection
"The Open Library of Humanities 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. Further, the ability to publish each of a collection's pieces on a when-ready schedule ensures their timeliness, a trait that occasionally may not be achieved if a publication goes through a more conventional print process. OLH editors carefully shepherd each project 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 Open Library of Humanities has been one of the most positive of my publication career thus far."
Adrienne Lamberti, Editor of Cultivating Spheres: Agriculture, Technical Communication, and the Publics Special Collection