http://Hprints.org is an Open Access archive aiming at making scholarly documents from the Arts and Humanities area publicly available to the widest possible audience. The archive is now open for submission and browsing (as of spring 2008).
The archive aims at being a direct tool for scientific communication between academics. Scholars can upload full-text research material to http://www.hprints.org, e.g. articles, conference papers, book chapters etc. The submission policy is that content of the posted material should be comparable to that of a paper that could in principle be accepted for publication in a scientific journal.
This is an opportunity for scholars to gain longstanding visibility. First of all, it is possible to search and find the paper by defined topics through an Internet search. Secondly, all submitted papers will be stored permanently and receive a stable web address.
http://Hprints.org is initially a Nordic project (funded by the Nordbib funding agency), but it is open to all humanities scholars world-wide. The archive is also part of HAL: The French national Open Access database with more than 100.000 full text preprints in all fields of research. Readers get free access to the latest scholarly research within their field, through RSS and email alerts.
The Nordic arts and humanities e-print archive (http://hprints.org)
Att. Jesper Mørch
The Royal Library of Denmark
DK-1016 Copenhagen K
Visit the website at http://www.hprints.org
This are excellent news. I deeply regret that Suber and Kahle aren’t able to launch the UNIVERSAL REPOSITORY they announced in 2005:
I have asked Hprints in which languages submissions are accepted and will update this entry if I will get an answer.