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MLO now hosted on Ubiquity Press platform

Liverpool University Press is delighted to announce that our Open Access platform, Modern Languages Open, is now hosted by Ubiquity Press – in a new partnership between Liverpool University Press and Ubiquity Press.

Modern Languages Open (MLO) was launched in October 2014 as a peer-reviewed platform for the open access publication of research from across the modern languages to a global audience.  It provides:

  • Interdisciplinarity across the modern languages and engagement with other fields from a modern languages perspective
  • Gold Open Access under a CC-BY licence
  • Rigorous peer review pre-publication interactivity post-publication
  • Rewards for article reviewers
  • Flexibility on article length
  • International dissemination under the imprimatur of a university press

Anthony Cond, MD of Liverpool University Press said: “The new Modern Languages Open site signals a commitment from Liverpool University Press  to continue to meet the needs of open access scholarship in the modern languages.  Essays from the polemical Translation as Research: A Manifesto to the timely Modern Languages and the Digital: The Shape of the Discipline are now available with a better reader experience, which will only increase MLO’s typical five-figure readership for each new piece of content.  There is no better place to reach a wide audience with interdisciplinary modern languages research.”


Praise for MLO

“MLO will galvanize innovative scholarship and may indeed change the course of publishing” Tom Conley, Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Romance Languages & Literature, Harvard University

“Open access is the necessary and exciting future of academic publishing, and MLO is uniquely well positioned to exercise groundbreaking impact in its field with regard to methods, tools, and economic models that can maximize both access (for prospective authors and readers alike) and the quality of the review process and the resulting scholarly product” Anna M. Klobucka, Professor of Portuguese and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth