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 submission is ready for and fits the scope of the journal. Before submitting, you should read through the guidelines below, 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.
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.
Please note that 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.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
All articles submitted to Open Library of Humanities are initially assessed by a Section Editor, who decides whether or not the article is suitable for peer review. Submissions considered suitable for peer review are assigned to one or more independent experts, who assess the article for clarity, validity, and sound methodology.
Open Library of Humanities 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.
Based on the reviewer reports, and in consultation with the Managing Editor, the Section Editor will make a recommendation for rejection, minor or major revisions, or acceptance. Overall editorial responsibility rests with the journal's Editors-in-Chief, who are supported by an expert, international Editorial Board.Licences
Open Library of Humanities allows the following licences for submission:
This journal is published by the Open Library of Humanities. Unlike many open-access publishers, the Open Library of Humanities 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.Sections
The Public Curatorship of the Medieval Past
[re]Framing the Arts: Sustainable Strategies in the Age of Climate Action
Medieval Minds and Matter
Representing the Medieval in Popular Culture: Remembering the Angevins
'An Unconventional MP': Nancy Astor, public women and gendered political culture
Cultural Representations of Machine Vision
Colonialities in Dispute: Discourses on Colonialism and Race in the Spanish State
Local and Universal in Irish Literature and Culture
Production Archives 01: Puppets for Action
Production Archives 02: Production Contexts
Production Archives 03: Archival Practices
Scholarly Communications and Higher Education
The Pathological Body: European Literary and Cultural Perspectives in the Age of Modern Medicine
The Working-Class Avant-Garde
The Encounter Between Asian and Western Art, 20th-21st Centuries