Open Access Publishing Support

The MIT Libraries provide support for authors publishing in open access journals in the following ways:

ProgramSupport Details
MIT Libraries Open Access Article Publication Subvention FundProvides MIT faculty with up to $1000 towards publication fees in peer-reviewed, open access journals. more info
arXivThrough funding from the MIT Libraries and the Department of Physics, MIT is an institutional supporting member of this repository, which offers open access to e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. more info
BioMed CentralMIT Libraries’ membership provides MIT authors with a 15% discount on article processing fees for BMC journals and all SpringerOpen journals as well. more info
Nucleic Acids Research MIT Libraries’ membership provides MIT authors with a 50% discount on open access processing fees. more info
PLoS (Public Library of Science)MIT Libraries’ membership provided MIT authors with a 10% discount on article processing fees for PLoS journals, through 2013, when PLoS retired its transitional program.
PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)MIT Libraries’ site license provides MIT authors with a 25% discount on the optional open access processing fees. more info
Royal SocietyMIT Libraries' membership provides MIT authors with a 25% discount on article processing charges for any Royal Society journal, including their open access journal and their open access option for traditional journals called EXiS Open Choice. more info
Royal Society of ChemistryMIT Libraries’ site license provides MIT authors with a 15% discount on the optional open access processing fees. more info /
Special information on vouchers for open access publishing fees in 2013

Please contact Ellen Duranceau, Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing & Licensing, with any questions about these programs.