MIT Faculty Open Access Policy celebrates year three with 630,000 downloads

Posted October 23rd, 2012 by Ellen Duranceau

The MIT Faculty Open Access Policy was established in March 2009, and the first papers were made openly available under the Policy in October 2009 through the Open Access Articles Collection. This week, as we mark the third anniversary of the collection, papers were being downloaded at a rate of 40,000 times per month. This is double the rate at the same time last year.

OA articles downloaded through September 2012

The collection has seen over 630,000 downloads since its creation. The download rate is climbing steadily: 380,000 of these downloads occurred in the past year.

Open Access article downloads by year

This news is being reported in celebration of the third anniversary of the Open Access Articles Collection, which houses papers under the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy, and global Open Access Week, which runs from October 22 through 26.

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MIT Faculty Open Access Policy