Open Humanities Press is an international, scholar-led open access publishing collective whose mission is to make leading works of contemporary critical thought available worldwide. OHP is a network of interlacing thematic scholarly communities whose various, predominantly autonomous, editorial activities make up the OHP collective.

OHP’s Editorial Board is at the heart of all OHP activities. Members of this board participate in journal assessments, review and approve book series proposals, perform and manage peer review, and edit the OHP book series. Drawn from the wider Editorial Board on a rotating basis, the Editorial Oversight Group is responsible for OHP’s journal assessment process, meeting every two years to consider journals that have approached OHP for inclusion in the collective. The Open Access Board provides advice on Open Access policy and practice.

Open Humanities Press is not-for-profit and is incorporated under the UK Companies Act 2006 as a Community Interest Company (Company No. 8481225). The registered office is in London, England.


Gary Hall

Gary Hall is a critical theorist and media philosopher working in the areas of digital culture, politics and technology. He is Professor of Media in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Coventry University, UK, where he directs the Centre for Postdigital Cultures. He is the author of a number of books, including Pirate Philosophy (MIT Press, 2016) and The Uberfication of the University (University of Minnesota Press, 2016).

Sigi Jöttkandt

Sigi Jöttkandt is an Associate Professor in English at UNSW. She is the author of Acting Beautifully: Henry James and the Ethical Aesthetic (2005); First Love: A Phenomenology of the One (2010), and a contributing editor to The Catastrophic Imperative: Subjectivity, Time and Memory in Contemporary Thought (2009) and Penumbr(a) (2013). She is Editor of the open access journal S: Journal of the Circle for Lacanian Ideology Critique.

David Ottina

David Ottina works at the intersection of social and technical systems. He has worked in San Franscisco, New York, Amsterdam, Brussels and Sydney where he has consulted to the media, finance, healthcare, education, NGO and government sectors. He has also taught data visualization and media theory at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Belgium and Australia.

Strategic Advisors

Paul Ashton

Paul Ashton teaches in the liberal arts at Victoria University, Melbourne. He has multiple years of experience in scholar-led publishing initiatives as director of the independent open access publishing house, co-editor of the open access journal Cosmos and History as well as being one of the original co-founders of Open Humanities Press (with Gary Hall, Sigi Jöttkandt and David Ottina). He is a contributing editor to The Praxis of Alain Badiou (2006) and The Spirit of the Age: Hegel and the Fate of Thinking (2008).

Marta Brunner

Marta Brunner is College Librarian of Skidmore College, NY. Marta’s previous positions include Head of Collections, Research, and Instructional Services at the Charles E. Young Research Library at UCLA, and postdoctoral fellow sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources. She obtained her Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Program at UC Santa Cruz.

Barbara Cohen

Barbara Cohen is Director of HumaniTech, UC Irvine. She is co-editor of Material Events (2000) and Provocations to Reading (2005) and author of several articles on the intersection of humanities and technology, with her most recent interest in copyright and fair use issues.

Jean-Claude Guédon

Jean-Claude Guédon obtained his Ph.D. in history of science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been a Professor at the University of Montreal since 1973, first in the Institut d’histoire et de sociopolitique des sciences, and, since 1987, in the Département de littérature comparée. He is a long-time member of the Internet Society serving as co-chair of the program committee in 1996, 1998 and 2000, and member of the committee in 1997, 1999 and 2002. He is the founder of the first Canadian scholarly electronic journal, Surfaces (started in 1991). Currently, he is a member of OSI’s Information Program sub-board, and a member of the steering Committee of CNSLP (Canadian National Site Licence Project) and Chair of the Advisory Board. He has advised numerous governmental bodies, including the Ministère de la Recherche (France) for their e-publication project in the humanities and the social sciences; the Agence de la francophonie for matters pertaining to new technologies; the Quebec Minister of Communication in charge of the information highway; and the Quebec Ministry of education for the integration of the new technologies into the curriculum.

Laureano Ralón

Laureano Ralón is an MA graduate from Simon Fraser University School of Communication, a research fellow with Mexico’s CONACYT and a Joint-PhD candidate in Philosophy with Universidad de San Nicolás de Hidalgo and the Free University of Brussels, working at the intersection of Speculative Realism, Object-Oriented Philosophy and Process Metaphysics. He is the founder and editor of Figure/Ground.