A combination of pre-screening and open access is the best possible defence against plagiarism. All articles submitted to Open Library of Humanities journals can be screened for plagiarism by the CrossCheck system from CrossRef. This system compares incoming articles to a large database of academic content, and alerts editors to any possible issues.
The Open Library of Humanities ensures that all research output, in both journals and books, is thoroughly peer reviewed by external reviewers, and offer the option of open peer review if required. Publications of a commentary or opinion nature may not be sent for external peer review but will include extensive editorial review and revisions as required. All of our journals adhere to the COPE guidelines for best practice.
All Open Library of Humanities content is indexed with CrossRef and assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). This means that all of our references are made available so that citations can be tracked by the publishing community, and the content is added to the CrossCheck anti-plagiarism database.
As members of CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) our content is regularly archived with many of the world's leading research libraries. The CLOCKSS archive ensures that Open Library of Humanities content will always be made available as open access, in any eventuality.
We fully support and encourage author self-archiving of all content (sometimes termed 'green' open access). All Open Library of Humanities journals are registered with SHERPA/RoMEO to ensure that the license terms and self-archiving policies of the journals are 100% clear.