The Open Library of Humanities journal is no longer accepting general submissions. Please only use this page to submit if you are submitting an article to an open call for one of our Special Collections. General submissions will not be considered at this time.

This page is designed to help you ensure your manuscript is ready for submitting to the journal. Before submitting, you should read through the guidelines below, ensuring that your submission's formatting and style follows OLHJ's 'Author Guidelines' page, then register an account with our submissions system, Janeway (or login if you have an existing account). Submissions should be made electronically through this website.

Submission Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.


  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. Any third-party-owned materials used have been identified with appropriate credit lines, and permission obtained from the copyright holder for all formats of the journal.
  3. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. Please do not submit your article as a PDF.
  4. All DOIs for the references have been provided, when available.
  5. Tables and figures are all cited in the text. Tables are included within the text document, whilst figure files are uploaded as supplementary files.
  6. All tables and figures must have captions within the text. All supplementary files must be labelled (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc).
  7. Figures/images have a resolution of at least 150dpi (300dpi or above preferred). Each file is no more than 20MB per file. The files are in one of the following formats: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS (to maximise quality, the original source file is preferred). The Open Library of Humanities journal (OLHJ) also requires authors to secure any permissions for the reproduction of images as figures within articles that are currently licensed to be reproduced under restrictive terms (e.g., an artist's estate, archive or gallery). Evidence of any granted permissions will need to be shown to the OLHJ Editorial Team prior to an article's publication in the journal. Permission to reproduce images must be obtained from the copyright holder prior to submission, and details of the permissions obtained, including a copy of any agreed licensing terms, should be included with your submission. Image permissions should permit open access publication with no restrictions on duration of use or recurring renewal costs.
  8. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines. Please ensure that your article includes a competing interest statement in accordance with our guide on how to declare competing interests.
  9. Every effort has been made to ensure that author names are removed from the manuscript. The following link provides information on ensuring an anonymous review.
  10. Please indicate in the 'Comments to the Editor' box when submitting if this article is submitted to a forthcoming special collection.
  11. The article is scholarly in nature. OLHJ does not accept general or creative writing submissions, including translations (Translations Studies Special Collection articles are still welcome).


Please note that OLHJ is no longer accepting general submissions. Please only use this page to submit if you are submitting an article to an open call for one of our Special Collections; general submissions will not be considered at this time.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. If you would prefer to publish your work under an alternative Creative Commons License, please indicate this in the Comments for the Editor box below, providing reasons for your request.

Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

Peer Review

OLHJ operates a double-anonymous peer review process, meaning that authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the review process. We operate robust editorial standards, requiring two positive independent scholarly reviews by experts in the field(s), before articles can be considered for publication. Peer review usually takes 2-3 months although can, in exceptional cases, take longer. Reviewers are asked to provide formative feedback, even if an article is not deemed suitable for publication in the journal.

Further information on OLHJ's 'Peer Review Policy' can be found on the 'Journal Policies' page.


Open Library of Humanities allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0 - More Information  
    Attribution β€” You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions β€” You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
Publication Fees

This journal is published by the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). Unlike many open-access publishers, OLH does not charge any author fees. This does not mean that we do not have costs. Instead, our costs are paid by an international library consortium.

If your institution is not currently supporting the platform, we request that you ask your librarian to sign up. The OLH is extremely cost effective and is a not-for-profit charity. However, while we cannot function without financial support and we encourage universities to sign up, institutional commitment is not required to publish with us.


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Public Submissions

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Literature as Imaginary Archive: Ephemera and Modern Literary Production

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Diversity and Competition within the Latin Church: The Secular-Mendicant Controversy and its Long Aftermath (13th–20th Centuries)

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'An Unconventional MP': Nancy Astor, public women and gendered political culture

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Radical Narratives of Assisted Reproduction

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Cultural Heritage Data for Research: Opening Museum Collections, Project Data and Digital Images for Research, Query and Discovery

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Humour as a Human Right

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The Public Curatorship of the Medieval Past

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Caliban's Mirror: Reflections of James Joyce and Oscar Wilde

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Representing the Medieval in Popular Culture: Remembering the Angevins

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Colonialities in Dispute: Discourses on Colonialism and Race in the Spanish State

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Local and Universal in Irish Literature and Culture

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Production Archives 01: Puppets for Action

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Production Archives 02: Production Contexts

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Production Archives 03: Archival Practices

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The Working-Class Avant-Garde

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The Encounter Between Asian and Western Art, 20th-21st Centuries

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