Support for Open Access Publishing from MIT Libraries

Posted October 26th, 2010 by Ellen Duranceau

The MIT Libraries provide support for MIT authors who wish to publish their work openly, with no barriers to access for readers from anywhere in the world.

The newly redesigned scholarly publishing website provides a summary of the specific Libraries-sponsored programs that support open access publishing for MIT authors.

Some examples include:

  • Funding (along with the Physics Department) for arXiv, the open access repository in Physics and related disciplines
  • Paying for a membership in Nucleic Acids Research that allows MIT authors a 50% discount on open access processing fees
  • Subscribing to PNAS, which provides MIT authors with a 25% reduction in their optional open access processing fees

These efforts, along with the new MIT Open Access Publishing Fund, make it easier for MIT authors to “disseminate the fruits of [their] research and scholarship as widely as possible,” a goal the faculty expressed in their Open Access Policy.

More information:

If you have questions about any of these programs, please contact copyright-lib@mit.edu.

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