Principles and Goals

Access is Fundamental to Scholarship

“This project is an admirable response to the current crisis in scholarly publishing and to the rapid shift from print media to electronic media.”
J. Hillis Miller – UC Irvine



OHP is fully committed to Open Access as it was originally conceived by the founders of the Open Access movement: to maximize the free exchange of scholarly knowledge.


All OHP publications are fully and rigorously peer reviewed. Journals affiliated with OHP are evaluated by OHP’s editorial oversight group for scholarly excellence, editorial calibre and relevance to OHP’s intellectual mission. Each OHP book series has independent review processes. Proposals for new book series are approved by members of OHP’s Editorial Board.


A diversity of critical approaches and voices is central to OHP’s mission to foster leading research in the humanities. OHP aims to be internationally diverse in its content, editorial process and, as an open access publisher, makes its scholarly literature freely available to anyone with an internet connection around the world.


We are committed to transparency. Our editorial policies are clear and publicly available. We welcome enquiries about our journal selection process and various book series.


A grassroots response to the crisis in scholarly publishing in the humanities, Open Humanities Press is an international open access publishing collective whose mission is to make leading works of contemporary critical thought freely available worldwide.

  • Advocate Open Access in the Humanities
  • Foster Community
  • Promote Intellectual Diversity
  • Improve the Experience of Academic Publishing
  • Explore New Forms of Scholarly Collaboration