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Open-access mega journal secures Jisc backing

An open-access publishing platform with a novel business model that spares authors from paying charges is to be launched in the UK with the help of Jisc.

The UK’s higher education ICT organisation announced on 30 April that the Open Library of Humanities would be organised with the help of Jisc Collections, which supports the procurement of digital content for education and research in the UK. Jisc will organise and administer the consortium agreement for OLH in the UK ahead of the platform’s launch in September.

Liam Earney, director of Jisc Collections said: “The OLH has a transformative business model that is supportive and inclusive of all humanities scholars. It strengthens the relationship between publishers and libraries by actively involving the libraries in the governance of the OLH. This collectively-funded model offers a cost competitive, sustainable path to gold open access that our universities have told us they want.”

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