We are a group of learned societies, journals and public interest organisations that have come together to research viable and sustainable open access alternatives to the existing ecology of scholarly publishing dominated and controlled by commercial presses.
We are keen to explore cooperative scenarios that may bring together societies, libraries, universities, editors and publishers in a project that proves sustainable and rewarding to all.
LIBRARIA was born in February 2015 and includes to this day the following members:
- The European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
- The European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)
- The Wenner-Gren Foundation
- The Society for Cultural Anthropology
- The Society for the Anthropology of Work
- The Public Knowledge Project
- Valuation Studies
- Anthropological Forum – A Journal of Social Anthropology and Comparative Sociology
- Critique of Anthropology
In addition the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has partnered with LIBRARIA to help us model financial and business scenarios for our project.
We are also delighted to have the following organizations join the project as “observers”:
- The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
- The Society of Ethnographic Theory (with HAU Journal of Ethnographic Theory and HAU Books)
If you think our vision for a cooperative alternative to open access publishing is something that might suit the needs of your organisation, please get in touch with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org