Open access publishing support
The MIT Libraries offer support for open access publishing in the following ways:
MIT Libraries subscribe to “ACS All Publications,” which means ACS members who are affiliated with MIT get a discount on ACS “AuthorChoice.” AuthorChoice makes the final published version of articles open access immediately or after 12 months. There is an extra fee for a Creative Commons license. More information
MIT authors are eligible for RSC “Gold for Gold” vouchers that cover OA publishing fees.
- To request a voucher, send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org, including: Your name, the title of your article, the RSC journal the article has been accepted by. If vouchers are still available, a voucher number will be sent back to you by the Libraries via email. To use a voucher, it should be entered into the Gold for Gold online acceptance form after the author receives notification that the article has been accepted. (The author will be asked to sign a different publication agreement at this stage.)
- July 2016 update: The RSC Gold for Gold program is ending. RSC will accept 2016 vouchers until March 2017.
MIT Libraries’ site license provides MIT authors with a 15% discount on the optional open access processing fees. More information
Corresponding authors whose papers are accepted in Science Advances are eligible for a 30% discount on APCs. As the authors proceed through the payment process for the APC, there should be a pop-up for applicable discounts, one of which is the affiliation discount. The dropdown list should auto-populate with MIT or Massachusetts Institute of Technology either based the corresponding author’s affiliation or once they start typing into the free text search field. Once their institution is chosen, it should auto-populate the eligible affiliation discount.
The MIT Libraries is a supporter of SocArxiv, the social sciences’ open archive. SocArXiv is led by a steering committee of sociologists and research library leaders, including MIT Libraries Director Chris Bourg.
MIT and Springer have renewed an established agreement that extends reuse rights to MIT authors of papers published in Springer journals. More information.