The MIT Press journal Open Mind is now diamond open access, which means there are no charges to read it or article processing fees for authors. By embracing the diamond open access model, the journal strives to encourage the publication of new research by more diverse voices and better serve the cognitive science community.
“We have seen a hurdle in the form of costs associated with publishing open access,” said Edward Gibson, Editor of Open Mind and Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. “Even though our open access charge was very low, we think that this was a major deterrent to cognitive science researchers. We are optimistic that these changes will lead to many more submissions to Open Mind, and we hope that the rate of submissions will grow much more over the coming months.”
The MIT Libraries is providing funds to MIT Press to help offset the costs of the new model. Read more about journal’s shift to diamond OA on the MIT Press blog.