"Francosphères" joins the Open Library of Humanities


"Francosphères" is thus the second Liverpool University Press journal to move from a subscription model to a full open access model. The first journal to do so was Quaker Studies, which switched to open access in 2017.

Francosphères is a highly respected journal of transcultural and intercultural French Studies. Established in 2012, it is edited by an international editorial board based in Paris, Oxford, and London and is published by Liverpool University Press. The peer-reviewed articles are published in English and French.

Dr Caroline Edwards, co-founder and Editorial Director of the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) said of the launch:

"With its bilingual publishing in French and English and its strong academic support in Francophone Studies, Francosphères represents a unique opportunity for the OLH to publish a journal with obvious international appeal. Its articles explore questions of intercultural French relations in areas as diverse as the Caribbean, the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the Middle East and China. We’re delighted to welcome Francosphères to the OLH and continue our strong working partnership with Liverpool University Press."

Established by academics in the United Kingdom, the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a non-profit platform for open access journals in the humanities and the social sciences. What is special about the OLH is its business model: The journals are funded by a consortium of over 230 libraries worldwide, there are no author-facing article processing charges, and all articles are free for the reader to access.

Press release issued by Liverpool University Press