News from the MIT Press

Spring 2020

The MIT Press is committed to reimagining what a university press can be. This spring, the Press is delighted to announce several exciting projects that push the boundaries of university-based publishing. 

The MIT Press has received a three-year, $850,000 grant from the Arcadia Fund to perform a broad-based monograph publishing cost analysis and to develop and openly disseminate a durable financial framework and business plan for open access (OA) monographs. The Press, a leader in OA publishing for almost 25 years, will also undertake a pilot program to implement the resulting framework for scholarly frontlist and backlist titles.

The Harvard Data Science Initiative and the MIT Press are pleased to announce the launch of the Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR), a multimedia platform featuring leading global thinkers in the burgeoning field of data science. With demand for data scientists booming, HDSR provides a centralized, authoritative, and peer-reviewed publishing community to service the growing profession. 

Critical thinking is at the core of what we do at the Press, and that’s mirrored in the 50th title in the popular Essential Knowledge Series. Critical Thinking by Jonathan Haber complements the overall goal of the Essential Knowledge Series and provides foundational knowledge that informs a principled understanding of our world, giving readers the tools to make their own decisions.