Downloads of MIT faculty open access articles top 1.3 million

Articles in the Open Access Articles Collection in DSpace@MIT have been downloaded more than 1,380,000 times since the collection was created in October 2009 to house articles under the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy.
oa downloads by month through sept. 2013

Monthly downloads have reached a new peak of over 73,000 in September 2013, an increase of 72% over last year’s total from the same month.

This information is being shared in celebration of International Open Access Week.

Ellen Finnie Duranceau / Program Manager, Scholarly Publishing & Licensing / MIT Libraries