Focus and Scope
Modern Languages Open (MLO) is a platform for the open access dissemination of peer-reviewed scholarship from across the modern languages to a global audience.
Current sections are: Chinese/Asian Languages; French & Francophone; German Studies; Hispanic Studies; Italian; Portuguese & Lusophone; Russian & Eastern European Studies.
Publishing under the imprimatur of a leading university press, MLO marries the editorial expertise and marketing capabilities of a publisher that has been active in the field for many decades with current digital technologies designed to facilitate open access to content under a CC-BY licence.
MLO has continuous publication.
Open Access Policy
MLO articles are open access immediately upon publication (Gold), whereby an author publication fee (APC) is charged after acceptance. The normal publication fee of £500/$750 has been discounted by 20% to £400/$600 for each published article.
As part of the discounted launch of MLO, institutions are able to become members for a discounted £1000/$1500, this entitles scholars in an institution to publish ten articles (at the equivalent of £100/$150 per article) without time limit, provided those articles pass rigorous peer review.
Early Career Researchers (ECR)
MLO is partly supported by the Liverpool University Press Authors Fund. This is used to support open access publication by early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences. LUP authors may donate all or part of their royalties to the Fund. The Press matches all contributions. Click here for more information
There are a small number of waivers available each year, to cover publication fees for ECR authors who do not have the means. ECR authors wanting to apply for one of these waivers should state this on on submission of their article. Please note, submitting an application does not guarantee a waiver will be granted.
Early Career Researchers are defined as being within 8 years of the award of their PhD or 6 years of their first academic appointment.
CLOCKSS system has permission to ingest, preserve, and serve Modern Languages Open content.
MLO is partly supported by the Liverpool University Press Authors Fund. This is used to support open access publication by early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences. LUP authors may donate all or part of their royalties to the Fund. The Press matches all contributions. Click here for more information.