6 Innovations from the Humanities That Make Open Access Publishing a Reality to Everyone
Some of the most successful free-to-publish Open Access endeavors have been emerging from arts and humanities in response to the particular needs of the humanities scholars concerning publishing formats, academic evaluation, and funding availability.
Common Struggles: Policy-based Vs. Scholar-led Approaches to Open Access in the Humanities
The thesis argues that the UK governmental policy framework promotes a form of OA that intends to minimise disruption to the publishing industry. The scholar-led ecosystem of presses, in contrast, reflects a diversity of values and struggles that represent a counter-hegemonic alternative to the dominant cultures of OA and publishing more generally.
Open Letter from History Journal Editors in Response to Consultation on Plan S
Concerns about some key aspects of Plan S and about their workability in practice, particularly within the landscape of the Humanities, are presented, along with a call for closer consideration of the differential impacts and possible unintended consequences of the ambitious plans laid out in the Guidance document.
UC Press Supports University of California's Stance on Elsevier
As the publishing arm of the University of California system, UC Press supports the UC libraries in their cancellation of the Elsevier "big deal" package. As small to medium-sized publishers of largely humanities and social sciences (HSS) journals, university presses (including UC Press) have had to compete for diminishing library resources to support our publishing programs.
Science and Its Significant Other: Representing the Humanities in Bibliometric Scholarship
The article explores the conceptual frameworks, methods, and data sources used in bibliometrics to study the nature of the humanities, and its differences and similarities in comparison with other scientific domains.
AHA Expresses Concerns About Potential Impact of Plan S on the Humanities
The AHA fully supports broad access to the resources required to create new knowledge and share it as widely as possible. However, concerns about the principles set out in Plan S have led the AHA to write a letter to Coalition S members regarding the potential for harm to humanities scholarship.
In 2018, the OLH launched the EmpowOA programme, designed to provide scholars and librarians working in the humanities with tools, spaces and cogent arguments about open access. Now, the OLH extend the functionality for the visitors to the website
Why an Age of Machine Learning Needs the Humanities
If democracy depends on informed citizens, democracy is in trouble. This is a moment of crisis for many institutions, including higher education, especially in disciplines such as English, philosophy, and history, which promise to prepare students as citizens. To prepare students for a world where information is filtered by computers, we will need a stronger alliance between the humanities and math. This alliance has two reciprocal parts: cultural criticism of the mathematical models shaping our world, and mathematical inquiry about culture.
Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda
The idea of the conference is to bring to the fore the impact contributions of social sciences and humanities (SSH) research to transformative national and European research and innovation agendas, as well as to openly reflect on and structurally discuss the topic. Due to the huge interest in the conference and limited seating, a live-streaming of the main sessions of the conference on both conference days is offered.
Imagine a connected online web of scientific knowledge… tightly integrated with a scientific social web that directs scientists’ attention where it is most valuable, releasing enormous collaborative potential.
In our complex and interconnected world, we need leaders of imagination, understanding, and emotional intelligence. To cultivate such leaders, we must value and invest in the humanities, says Peter Salovey, President of Yale University.