• The University of Stuttgart joins OLH LPS model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2020-06-03

We are very pleased to announce that the University of Stuttgart has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. The University of Stuttgart (German: Universität Stuttgart) is a research university founded in 1829 located in Stuttgart, Germany. With a history that dates back to the birth of the industrial age, the University of Stuttgart is now one of Germany´s leading, oldest and biggest technical universities. The university specialises in technical and physical sciences and has a global reputation for excellence in fields such as automotive engineering, automated manufacturing and aerospace engineering. The University of Stuttgart is divided into 10 faculties. Most of these focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, but the institution also has a school of humanities, and offers courses in social sciences and economics. Among the University of Stuttgart´s most notable alumnus are Gottlieb Daimler, the pioneering motor car inventor and co-founder of the company which is now Mercedes-Benz and the Nobel Prize-winning physicists Gerhard Ertl and Horst Störmer. 

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 University of Stuttgart: “We’re delighted to have the support of the University of Stuttgart. Investing in the development of a scholar-led, community-owned and non-profit publishing ecosystem in which researchers irrespective of their institution and funding situation have the possibility to publish open access, is now more important than ever.  Without the support of institutions, our fee-free model of open access in the humanities would simply not be possible. With the help of institutions such as the University of Stuttgart, we will continue to run our economically-effective model for open access in the humanities, without ever asking authors to pay.”

Stefan Drößler, Open Access Officer at the University of Stuttgart added: “By joining the OLH’s Library Partnership Subsidy system, the University of Stuttgart wants to support and encourage researchers in the humanities and social sciences to publish open access.”

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