• The University of Neuchâtel joins OLH LPS model

    Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 2020-06-25


The University of Neuchâtel joins OLH LPS model

We are very pleased to announce that the library of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Neuchâtel has joined the Open Library of Humanities' Library Partnership Subsidy system. Established in 1838, the University of Neuchâtel (UniNE) is a French-speaking university based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The university is the smallest Swiss university and the Faculty of Humanities is the largest faculty of the University, with around 2000 students. The faculty has about 15 institutes, with a strong emphasis on social sciences and language and communication sciences, and a particular focus on cooperative work on interdisciplinary research projects. Its fields of research and study are numerous and diverse: Ancient and Middle Age Languages and Civilizations, Archeology, Art History, English Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Logic, Museology and Philosophy. In the Social Sciences, the Center for the Understanding of Social Processes (Maison d’analyse des processus sociaux, MAPS) is made up of five institutes: Anthropology, Geography, Psychology and Education, Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies and Sociology. 

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 Neuchâtel: “We are delighted to have the support of the University of Neuchâtel. It is always great to see that non-commercial, community-owned non-APCs models for open access such as the Open Library of Humanities continue to grow. With the support of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Neuchâtel we will continue to expand our vision for OA in the humanities, without charging authors, which is the main barrier for humanities scholars.”



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