Tag: DSpace@MIT

Open access downloads: April 2024

Downloads this month: 242,728; Downloads since OA policy began: 26,310,392; Articles in the OA collection: 51,993; Featured country: South Korea: 2,677 downloadsThe Open Access Collection of DSpace@MIT includes scholarly articles by MIT-affiliated authors made available through open access policies at MIT or publisher agreements.

Each month we highlight the month’s download numbers and a few of the most-downloaded articles in the collection, and we feature stats and comments from a particular country.

See your own download statistics or those of a particular MIT department, lab, or center.

Top downloaded articles for April:

Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change, Thomas R. Knutson et al.

Advances in Weather Prediction, Richard B. Alley

“Waste Not, Want Not” — Leveraging Sewer Systems and Wastewater-Based Epidemiology for Drug Use Trends and Pharmaceutical Monitoring, Timothy B. Erickson et al.

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Happy anniversary, MIT faculty open access policy

Visual representation of data points related to 15 years of OA at MITOn March 18, 2009, MIT faculty unanimously approved an open access policy, the first institute-wide one of its kind in the country. The OA policy allows faculty to hold onto rights to openly share and reuse their scholarly papers, and to let others freely build on that work. (An opt-in version of the faculty policy launched in 2017, giving students, postdocs, researchers, and staff the same means to retain rights in their publications.)

Fifteen years on, the open access landscape includes much more than university OA policies, and the MIT Libraries continues to be a leader. In 2019, the Libraries developed a principle-based framework to guide negotiations with scholarly publishers. Goals include protecting researchers’ rights to their scholarship and working with publishers to find equitable and sustainable publishing models. We’ve now signed large-scale agreements with seven publishers. The Libraries also funds individual articles and monographs, and we’ve joined others in collectively funding open access journals that charge neither subscription nor publishing fees. 

The goal of the 2009 MIT OA policy was access to scholarship. And though the open movement now addresses broader issues around equity, quality, sustainability of research, and the skewed incentive structures that underlie academic advancement, access is still an important part of open science and scholarship.

So happy 15th anniversary, MIT faculty open access policy! And thank you for helping MIT authors share their articles with the world.

15 Years of OA at MIT
March 2024

  • 51,693: Number of papers in the open access collection of DSpace
  • Physics: Department with the most papers in the OA collection (7,881)
  • 25.8 million: Total downloads of articles in the OA collection since 2009
  • Recent reader comment: “I’m writing my thesis, and my university can’t buy access to all the databases, so the open access content is priceless.” – PhD student, Poland

Open access downloads: February 2024

Downloads this month: 245,237; Downloads since OA policy began: 25,758,152; Articles in the OA collection: 51,692; Featured country: Czech Republic, 431 downloads.The Open Access Collection of DSpace@MIT includes scholarly articles by MIT-affiliated authors made available through open access policies at MIT or publisher agreements.

Each month we highlight the month’s download numbers and a few of the most-downloaded articles in the collection, and we feature stats and comments from a particular country.

See your own download statistics or those of a particular MIT department, lab, or center.

Top downloaded articles for February:

Formation of Replicating Saponite from a Gel in the Presence of Oxalate: Implications for the Formation of Clay Minerals in Carbonaceous Chondrites and the Origin of Life, Schumann, Dirk et al.

Brag2 Differentially Regulates β1- and β3-Integrin-Dependent Adhesion in Endothelial Cells and Is Involved in Developmental and Pathological Angiogenesis, Manavski, Yosif et al.

Global Convergence Rate of Incremental Aggregated Gradient Methods for Nonsmooth Problems, Vanli, N. Denizcan et al.

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Open access downloads: January 2023

Downloads this month: 170,626; Downloads since OA policy began: 25,512,915; Articles in the OA collection: 51,546; Featured country: United Kingdom, 8,417 downloadsThe Open Access Collection of DSpace@MIT includes scholarly articles by MIT-affiliated authors made available through open access policies at MIT or publisher agreements.

Each month we highlight the month’s download numbers and a few of the most-downloaded articles in the collection, and we feature stats and comments from a particular country.

See your own download statistics or those of a particular MIT department, lab, or center.

Top downloaded articles for January:

Self-consistent noise characterization of quantum devices, Won Kyu Calvin Sun, Paola Cappellaro

Physics-enhanced deep surrogates for PDEs, Raphael Pestourie, Youssef Mroueh, Chris Rackauckas, Payel Das, Steven G. Johnson

Strategic Workforce Planning Under Uncertainty, Patrick Jaillet, Gar Goei Loke, Melvyn Sim

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Open access downloads: December 2023

Downloads this month: 203,790; Downloads since OA policy began: 25,342,289; Articles in the OA collection: 51,444; Featured country: Germany, 23,724 downloadsThe Open Access Collection of DSpace@MIT includes scholarly articles by MIT-affiliated authors made available through open access policies at MIT or publisher agreements.

Each month we highlight the month’s download numbers and a few of the most-downloaded articles in the collection, and we feature stats and comments from a particular country.

See your own download statistics or those of a particular MIT department, lab, or center.

Top downloaded articles for December:

Discovery of a structural class of antibiotics with explainable deep learning, Wong, F., Zheng, E.J., Valeri, J.A. et al.

Estimating Origin-Destination flows using opportunistically collected mobile phone location data from one million users in Boston Metropolitan Area, Francesco Calabrese, Giusy Di Lorenzo, Liang Liu, Carlo Ratti

Accurate transition state generation with an object-aware equivariant elementary reaction diffusion model, Chenru Duan, Yuanqi Du , Haojun Jia, Heather J. Kulik

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Open access downloads: November 2023

Downloads this month: 399,609; Downloads since OA policy began: 25,138,489; Articles in the OA collection: 51,348; Featured country: Australia, 2,865 downloads.The Open Access Collection of DSpace@MIT includes scholarly articles by MIT-affiliated authors made available through open access policies at MIT or publisher agreements.

Each month we highlight the month’s download numbers and a few of the most-downloaded articles in the collection, and we feature stats and comments from a particular country.

See your own download statistics or those of a particular MIT department, lab, or center.

Top downloaded articles for November:

Janus Graphene: Scalable Self‐Assembly and Solution‐Phase Orthogonal Functionalization, Intak Jeon, Martin D. Peeks, Suchol Savagatrup, Lukas Zeininger, Sehoon Chang, Gawain Thomas, Wei Wang, Timothy M. Swager

Fetal Functional Imaging Portrays Heterogeneous Development of Emerging Human Brain Networks, András Jakab, Ernst Schwartz, Gregor Kasprian, Gerlinde M. Gruber, Daniela Prayer, Veronika Schöpf, Georg Langs

Is first- or third-party audience data more effective for reaching the ‘right’ customers? The case of IT decision-makers, Nico Neumann, Catherine E. Tucker, Kumar Subramanyam, John Marshall

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Open access downloads: October 2023

Downloads this month: 195,693; Downloads since OA policy began: 24,738,890; Articles in the OA collection: 51,217; Featured country: Poland, 727 downloadsThe Open Access Collection of DSpace@MIT includes scholarly articles by MIT-affiliated authors made available through open access policies at MIT or publisher agreements.

Each month we highlight the month’s download numbers and a few of the most-downloaded articles in the collection, and we feature stats and comments from a particular country.

See your own download statistics or those of a particular MIT department, lab, or center.

Top downloaded articles for October:

Statistics of Extreme Events in Fluid Flows and Waves, Themistoklis P. Sapsis

Airline-driven ground delay programs: A benefits assessment, Chiwei Yan, Vikrant Vaze, Cynthia Barnhart

Influencing human–AI interaction by priming beliefs about AI can increase perceived trustworthiness, empathy and effectiveness, Pat Pataranutaporn, Ruby Liu, Ed Finn, Patricia Maes

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DSpace@MIT communities and the benefits of open

In celebration of International Open Access Week, we’re running a series of stories about open scholarship that prioritizes community-run publishing and infrastructure. Today’s piece is written by Sadie Roosa, collections strategist for repository services in the Libraries.

DSpace, the open source and open access digital repository co-created by MIT developers in 2002, is an integral part of MIT’s efforts to make its researchers’ own scholarship freely and openly available to anyone in the world. 

On May 9, 2002, staff from MIT’s Sociotechnical Systems Research Center deposited DSpace@MIT’s very first item, Global sourcing in the automotive supply chain:The case of Fiat Auto, part of the International Motor Vehicle Program collection. There are now more than 137,000 articles, working papers, reports, books, and theses in the repository, and more than 600 collections. 

The two largest DSpace communities are campus-wide and accept works from researchers across the Institute. The MIT Theses community is the largest with over 60,000 items, and is heavily used with over 10 million  item downloads. The Open Access Articles collection, which includes scholarly journal articles and conference papers, many of which deposited under MIT’s open access policies, is also very large (over 51,000 items) and is the most used collection with over 24 million item downloads.

Because articles in the OA collection have been published in journals, often behind a paywall, we can see benefits of having open access versions in DSpace by comparing downloads from our open repository with those on a publisher’s website. 

For example, one of the most downloaded articles in the OA collection is The thermophysical properties of seawater: A review of existing correlations and data: There have been 25,832 downloads from DSpace. The publisher’s site shows 692 full text views/downloads of the paywalled version. The article,  A direct path to dependable software has been downloaded 24,483 downloads from DSpace but only 3,738 from the publisher.

In addition to these campus-wide communities, many DLCs run their own spaces in DSpace. CSAIL, Sloan School of Management, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, MIT Sociotechnical Systems and Research Center, MIT OpenCourseWare, Department of Economics, and Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) each have over 1,000 items in their collections. There’s no fee for researchers to deposit their work into DSpace@MIT. 

Here are more stats and info about some DSpace@MIT communities: 

OA Articles

Theses

Faculty and Researchers

CSAIL

MIT Sloan

Dept of Economics

OpenCourseWare

Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE)

 

Open access downloads: September 2023

Downloads this month: 251,010; Downloads since OA policy began: 24,543,197: Articles in the OA collection: 51,128; Featured country: India 8,849 downloadsThe Open Access Collection of DSpace@MIT includes scholarly articles by MIT-affiliated authors made available through open access policies at MIT or publisher agreements.

Each month we highlight the month’s download numbers and a few of the most-downloaded articles in the collection, and we feature stats and comments from a particular country.

See your own download statistics or those of a particular MIT department, lab, or center.

Top downloaded articles for September:

TESS spots a compact system of super-Earths around the naked-eye star HR 858, Andrew Vanderburg, et al.

The Impact of Demand Uncertainty on Consumer Subsidies for Green Technology Adoption, Maxime C. Cohen, Ruben Lobel, Georgia Perakis

Modernizing U.S. Freight Rail Regulation, Richard L. Schmalensee, Wesley W. Wilson

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