Four subscription journals to flip to fee-free gold OA with the OLH in January 2016 | Open Library of Humanities
"We are very pleased to announce that four journals are to move away from a subscription environment into a pure gold open access mode with support from the Open Library of Humanities and the OLH library consortia. This follows the first OLH Library Board vote, where 98% of votes cast were in favour of flipping all four journals. In January 2016, C21: Journal of 21st-century Writings will move to the OLH platform. In addition, Laboratory Phonology, the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics and Glossa will be published by Ubiquity Press, moving to the OLH platform and model after the initial funding period. These latter journals are part of the LingOA initiative in which the OLH participates. LingOA is initially funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO and the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), which substantially reduces costs for our members in the startup phase. Glossa in particular has made headlines in recent weeks since it is to be run by the outgoing editors and editorial board of the Elsevier journal, Lingua. The editors and editorial board resigned from Lingua in protest at the publishing giant’s inability to offer OA on the terms they wanted. This move has been widely praised with statements of support coming from linguistics departments and from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities ..."