• Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS) joins OLH LPS model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2020-03-16


We are very pleased to announce that the Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS) has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS) is a non-university research centre located in the federal state of Berlin. The research centre is dedicated to the description and explanation of the structure of natural language and the breadth of its variation. Within ZAS projects, research is conducted by experts from all major areas of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, as well as creole studies and child language acquisition. Such a concentration of active research in all sub-disciplines of linguistics within one single research centre is unique in Germany and permits lively exchange on current research findings and methods. Since 2017, ZAS has been jointly funded by the federal and state governments as a member of the Leibniz-Association. The umbrella organisation of ZAS is the Berlin Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren Berlin e.V.). 

The Open Library of Humanities is an academic-led, gold open-access publisher with no author-facing charges. With initial funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the platform covers its costs by payments from an international library consortium, rather than any kind of author fee.

Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities, welcomed the Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS): “We are pleased to have the support of the Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS). It’s great to see that not just universities but also small research centres are joining the Open Library of Humanities library partnership model. The Open Library of Humanities is now supported by nearly 300 institutions which have pooled their resources in order to facilitate fee-free Open Access publishing in the humanities. When institutions support the OLH, they are investing in the development of a scholar-led, community-owned and non-profit publishing ecosystem that could not exist without their support. We own our success to our supporters, and we are so grateful.”

“The ZAS proudly supports the OLH,” emphasizes Uli Sauerland, Vice Director of ZAS, “especially Glossa, a very relevant journal in the field of linguistics that has broken a path for fair open access publishing in our field and beyond.”

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