The MIT Faculty Open Access Policy: Celebrating Two Years of Open Access

Two years ago today marks MIT faculty’s historic vote, making their scholarly articles openly accessible through the web.

In the two years since the creation of the MIT Faculty Open Access Policy, over 2,800 articles have been deposited in MIT’s research repository, DSpace@MIT, in the Open Access Articles Collection.

Professor Richard Holton, Chair of the Faculty Committee on the Library System which oversees the implementation of the Open Access Policy, speaks about the importance of the Policy and open access in a new video that includes voices from the MIT Libraries as well.


Faculty may contribute articles under the policy by uploading the author’s final manuscript, post peer-review, via a web form.

More information about the Open Access Policy: