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New Model and Opportunities for Open Access Publishing in the Humanities

The Bethel Libraries joined an international partnership of 33 colleges and universities, including Baylor University, Carleton College, Duke University, Macalester College and the University of Pennsylvania, to support peer-reviewed humanities research through the publishing platform called the Open Library of Humanities (OLH). It seeks to serve Humanities research based on the successful model of the Public Library of Science (PLOS) series of journals for the Natural and Life Sciences.

Bethel Supports the Open Library of Humanities

Dr. Martin Paul Eve, one of the founders and academic project directors of the OLH, welcomed Bethel:

I am delighted to welcome Bethel to the OLH Library Partnership Subsidy group. The response we’ve had so far has been brilliant and reflects the hunger among institutions for new models for open access that may work better in the humanities disciplines. With the help of institutions like Bethel, we will make this a reality.

Our very own Rhonda Gilbraith explains why it is important to us:

We are pleased and honored to play a small role in supporting efforts like these to provide high quality open access resources to the scholarly community.

Here is a preview of upcoming themes from the 2015 Calls for Papers :

  • May 1st – Teaching and Learning in Antiquity
  • May 1st – Religious Subcultures in Unexpected Places
  • May 25th – Healing Gods, Heroes and Rituals in the Graeco-Roman World
  • August 1 – American Literature and Transnational Marketplace
  • August 25 – Multifocal and Collaborative Approaches to South Asian History

They are also seeking editors with the following academic expertise areas:

  • History
  • Theology & Religious Studies
  • Literature & Languages
  • Modern & Ancient Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Cultural Studies & Critical Theory
  • Film, TV & Media Studies
  • Musicology, Drama & Performance
  • Classics
  • Art, Design & Art History
  • Legal Theory
  • Digital Humanities
  • Politics & Political Theory

If you are curious to learn more about why libraries, and Bethel University Library in particular, is supporting OLH or about its relationship to open access and scholarly publishing you can contact Rhonda Gilbraith or Kent Gerber.