Language Science Press

100 Institutional Supporters - Pledging Target Reached!


We are pleased to share that we have reached our pledging target for the Language Science Press 2018 - 2020 partner model with Knowledge Unlatched. 100 Institutions have pledged their support for the Language Science Press model, enabling Language Science Press to publish all their titles Open Access without any charges for authors or users. Although we have reached the target of 100 institutional supporters, we would like to grow this number to 115 which will allow Language Science Press to not only publish approximately 90 book titles Open Access, but also provide more extensive support for authors or subfields, create nice maps and other services.


Language Science Press - 12 additional slots available

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  • Institutional supporters 103/11589%



Support a new way of Open Access publishing in Linguistics


Led by the renowned linguistic scholars Stefan Müller (Humboldt-Universität Berlin) and Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History), Language Science Press publishes high quality, peer-reviewed Open Access books in the fields of linguistics. By leveraging existing institutional infrastructures and utilising highly efficient work processes, Language Science Press titles are offered at significantly lower prices compared to traditional publishers. At the same time, these titles are made freely accessible to readers worldwide, broadening the impact of the works.

Language Science Press publishes fully Open Access books under CC-BY. They are a community-based worldwide organisation with supporters from MIT, Harvard, Yale, Zurich, Berlin, Sydney, Hong Kong, and others. To name but a few, Noam Chomsky, Adele Goldberg, and Steven Pinker have all lent their support to Language Science Press and the library partnership model set up by Knowledge Unlatched.


Why support Language Science Press?

Through Knowledge Unlatched, Language Science Press seeks to raise enough financial support from libraries, institutions, and individuals for a period of three years. The target amount is €115 000 / $122 000 / £98 900 per year to support the publication of 30 peer-reviewed Open Access titles.

With this support, Language Science Press can make these 30 titles freely available to readers all around the world. We offer the following models for supporting Language Science Press as a library or institution for a period of three years:

  • 115 slots available libraries & institutions at €1000 / $1060 / £860 per annum for three years

We are looking for support of €1000 per annum from 115 libraries and institutions. This translates to €33.33 for an online version of a title (DRM-free). This represents about a 50% discount compared to traditional multi-user license deals.

Language Science Press is a new, innovative way of publishing. You can support a way for scholars to take back control of publishing. Your researchers can submit and publish OA without any BPC charges.

Language Science Press has a unique network of reputable scholars who are already publishing with them.

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