Open Access for Research Impact: Open Access and the Humanities
Humanities and Sciences: Different Open Access Contexts
- Monographs and book chapters remain important outputs
- National/language specific research
- Integrity of the text
- Greater inclusion of third party material within published work – copyright issues
- Less grant funded research
- Many more independent scholars
- Less collaborative research
- Open access first emerged in the sciences - so the current model suits the sciences more; however the model is evolving
Book Chapters: the Most Invisible Research Output
OLH : Open Library of Humanities
The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship without author article processing charges (APCs). We is funded by an international consortium of libraries who have joined OLH in its mission to make scholarly publishing fairer, more accessible, and rigorously preserved for the digital future. Its partner libraries include those of the seven Irish universities, including UCD.
All of its academic articles are subject to rigorous peer review and the scholarship that OLH publishes showcases some of the most dynamic research taking place in the humanities disciplines today – from classics, modern languages and cultures, philosophy, theology and history, to political theory, sociology, anthropology, film and new media studies, and digital humanities.
OLH’s mission is to support and extend open access to scholarship in the humanities – for free, for everyone, for ever.