Focus and Scope
The Open Library of Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal open to Special Collections submissions from researchers working in any humanities discipline in any language. The journal is no longer open to unsolicited general submissions. The journal is funded by an international library consortium and has no charges to authors or readers. The Open Library of Humanities is digitally preserved in the CLOCKSS archive. Special collections of articles are welcomed and will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page. See more information about OLH Special Collections.
The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in making scholarly content publicly available. All Special Collections articles will be published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors of published articles remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to a Creative Commons license agreement.
One of the benefits of open access publishing lies in others being able to re-use material. We believe that the greatest societal good is possible when people are free to re-distribute scholarship and to create derivative works. This is why we recommend the CC BY 4.0 license, under which others may re-use your work, on condition that they cite you.
If you wish to use a more restrictive license, which we do not advise, please indicate your choice in the submission form as a note to the editor when prompted, stating your preference from CC BY-SA, CC BY-NC, CC BY-ND, CC BY-NC-SA, CC BY-NC-ND. SA ('sharealike') means that others must impose the same license on their derivatives. NC ('non-commercial') means that the work may only be used for non-commercial purposes. Please note that this may mean that those within the university cannot re-use your work for teaching. ND ('no-derivatives') means that others may not modify your work. This could prevent larger portions from being included in course packs or for those in the digital humanities to use your work.
The journal's publisher, the Open Library of Humanities, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.
Open Library of Humanities journals are indexed by the following services:
- Scopus (CiteScore 2018: 0.40)
- Nordic list (Level 1)
- Google Scholar
- EBSCO Knowledge Base
- JISC KB+
- SHERPA RoMEO
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.
If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.