Sometimes, when we talk about Open Access (OA), it can feel like we focus way too much on STEM fields. However, humanities and social sciences want to publish OA too! Many scholars in these fields produce scholarly monographs, which are more expensive to publish than a journal article. How do JH Libraries support authors wishing to “go OA” across all disciplines?

JHU faculty authors in the humanities and humanistic social sciences are invited to apply for grants of up to $15,000 to support the publication of open-access digital monographs.

JHU’s TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem) Monograph Subvention Grants are generously supported by the Office of the Provost to support an open-access (OA) digital publication of scholarly monographs. While the official global TOME Program pilot has ended, JH Libraries has continued the program and will award 5 new grants during the 2023-24 academic year. JH Libraries are committed to providing new opportunities for faculty to bring their work to the world, and in support of this goal, are offering these grants for faculty authors in the humanities and social sciences.

See here for more information about past JHU TOME recipients.

Recipients of a TOME Monograph Subvention Grant receive up to $15,000 to be used in support of the open-access digital publication of a standard monograph project of up to 90,000 words. Monographs must have been accepted for publication by an eligible publisher, including all members of the Association of University Presses. Eligible monographs must be authored or co-authored by a member of the Hopkins faculty.

For details on how to apply, see the JHU TOME website. Please contact for further information and support.