Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies

Open Access Community Investment Program Participant

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies is participating in the LYRASIS Open Access Community Investment Program (OACIP). The program's goal is to help match libraries, consortia, funding agencies, departments and other prospective scholarly publishing funders with non-profit publishers and journal editorial boards that are seeking financial investments to sustain or transition journals to Open Access (OA) publishing through a non-APC model.

About Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS) is a peer-reviewed, Diamond Open Access journal published by the E.L.A. Project (Education and Liberal Arts Project) based out of India.

LLIDS aims to grow beyond the traditional multidisciplinary borders to carve a place for humanities and interdisciplinary studies and establish a dialogue with scholars worldwide about how language itself has necessitated the progression from a multidisciplinary approach to an interdisciplinary one.

LLIDS has also developed Project Knowledge, a searchable database and Facebook feed, to introduce and list Open Access initiatives from all around the world. The database includes repositories, encyclopedias, catalogs, indexes, journals, podcasts, videos, lectures, literature, events, and more for easy access and dissemination amongst students and scholars.

LLIDS is seeking $40,000/year for five years through OACIP to continue its operations for LLIDS as well as Project Knowledge and create a process flow capacity for the increasing number of submissions from and engagement with its authors.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Impact

Inclusion of diverse and divergent discourse from not only hubs of scholarship around the world but from rural and indigenous areas which have limited knowledge and access to global scholarship is one of the main aims of E.L.A. Project. LLIDS promotes Open Access research in a demographic where there are but a handful of Open Access ventures. In a context where scholars are in the process of getting introduced to the potential of Open Access, LLIDS works towards creating a platform that introduces diverse viewpoints and initiates a discursive momentum towards affecting synergical perspectives.

E.L.A. Project is a not-for-profit organization which publishes LLIDS. It is conceived with a vision to introduce OA platforms, free from financial barriers to scholars everywhere whether they be researchers, students, authors, or readers. It seeks to address the diverse standards of worldwide scholarship due to disparities consequent to varied focus of education systems, and to bridge the gap between higher education curriculums and the standards of research expected by the global academic community. This objective brings together an enterprise that engages with well-established scholars—already creating and establishing these standards through their research—alongside the initiates who are entering academia to learn these skills.

Investment Criteria

Each OACIP participant completes a standardized form which asks for the criteria that libraries and other investors require in order to make investment decisions. These criteria will provide transparency around issues important to investors in this space.

Funding Goal

Funding Goal: $40,000 annually for five years

Funds committed: $2,500 annually for five years

Funding needed: $37,500 annually for five years

Funding deadline: July 31, 2023

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Funding Tiers

Five-year commitments are being sought for annual contributions at the tiered levels below:

Support Level

U.S. Classification (Carnegie Classification-Basic)

Canada Classification (CRKN Bands)

Recommended Support(US$)


Baccalaureate/Associate's; Associate’s; Special Focus 4-year; Special Focus 2-Year; Tribal Colleges & Universities; Academic Departments

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5



Master’s; Baccalaureate

Bands 6, 7, 8, 9




Bands 10, 11, 12, 13



Special Programs; Supporting Organizations; Funding Agencies; Consortia

Special Programs; Supporting Organizations; Funding Agencies; Consortia


The Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies Funding Community

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Swarthmore College
  • University of Pennsylvania



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