The IHR & Open Access publishing
The IHR advocates for developments in Open Access publishing that are sustainable and beneficial for the dissemination of high-quality historical research, while not being detrimental to historians and the profession, broadly defined.
We have three book series (the IHR Conference series, IHR Shorts, and New Historical Perspectives) that are published Open Access. In each case, titles are published without charge to authors or contributors, though fees are requested where external funders make provision for this.
All titles in these series are available free via JSTOR OA Books and the online publishing platform of University of London Press.
We also host regular workshops on 'Publishing for Historians', which include discussion of Open Access. With partner organisations such as the Royal Historical Society, the IHR also monitors developments in Open Access policy to assess its impact on historians.