In an effort to support instructors and students in a seamless transition to remote learning arrangements and support its mission to disseminate top-quality, globally relevant scholarship across the humanities and social sciences, The Ohio State University Press has opened up access to all scholarly monographs, its six scholarly journals and its Language Files linguistics textbook, now in its twelfth edition and widely adopted across the world. The monographs and Language Files will be open and free to use through the Knowledge Bank, The Ohio State University’s institutional repository, at

The Ohio State University Press journals Adoption & Culture and North American Journal of Celtic Studies are available on JSTORNarrative, American Periodicals: A Journal of History and CriticismInks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society, and Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature are on Project MUSE. All materials will remain open through the end of the summer or until colleges and universities are able to resume normal operations.

“The COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge to the global scholarly ecosystem and its institutions. This move is our way of easing the burden on students and instructors so that they can continue research and coursework as smoothly as possible, as well as to honor the work of our authors in making their research available when the world needs nuanced and rigorous scholarship the most.” 

-Tony Sanfilippo, University Press Director

Questions can be directed to Samara Rafert, Publicist, The Ohio State University Press at or by calling 614-292-4713.