Tag Archives: DSpace@MIT

Open access downloads: January 2020

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 January:

ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge, Olga Russakovsky, Jia Deng, Hao Su, Jonathan Krause, Sanjeev Satheesh, Sean Ma, Zhiheng Huang, Andrej Karpathy, Aditya Khosla, Michael Bernstein, Alexander C. Berg & Li Fei-Fei

John Byrne’s The Slab Boys: Technicolored Hellhole in a Town Called Malice, William Donaldson

Optimization-based locomotion planning, estimation, and control design for the atlas humanoid robot, Scott Kuindersma, Robin Deits, Maurice Fallon, Andrés Valenzuela, Hongkai Dai, Frank Permenter, Twan Koolen, Pat Marion & Russ Tedrake

Questions or comments? Email us: oastats@mit.edu

 

Open access downloads: December 2019

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 December:

Harbingers of Failure, Eric Anderson, Song Lin, Duncan Simester, Catherine Elizabeth Tucker

Microbial Interactions Lead to Rapid Micro-Scale Successions on Model Marine Particles, Manoshi S. Datta , Elzbieta Sliwerska, Jeff Gore, Martin F. Polz, Otto X. Cordero

Hydrogen Oxidation and Evolution Reaction Kinetics on Platinum: Acid Vs Alkaline Electrolytes, Wenchao Sheng, Hubert A. Gasteiger, Yang Shao-Horn

Questions or comments? Email us: oastats@mit.edu

 

Open access downloads: November 2019

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:

(De)marketing to Manage Consumer Quality Inferences, Jeanine Miklos-Thal and Juanjuan Zhang

Online Display Advertising: Targeting and Intrusiveness, Catherine Tucker and Avi Goldfarb

A Vacuum-driven Origami “Magic-ball” Soft Gripper, Shuguang Li, John J. Stampfli, Helen J. Xu, Elian Malkin, Evelin Villegas Diaz, Daniela Rus, and Robert J. Wood

Questions or comments? Email us: oastats@mit.edu

Open access downloads: October 2019

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 October:

A multifaceted program causes lasting progress for the very poor: Evidence from six countries, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Nathanael Goldberg, Dean Karlan, Robert Osei, William Parienté, Jeremy Shapiro, Bram Thuysbaert, Christopher Udry

Intensive Working Memory Training Produces Functional Changes in Large-Scale Frontoparietal Networks, Todd W. Thompson, Michael L. Waskom, John D.E. Gabrieli

Systems thinking for safety and security, William Young and Nancy Leveson

Questions or comments? Email us: oastats@mit.edu

Open access downloads: September 2019

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 September:

Luck and the Law: Quantifying Chance in Fantasy Sports and Other Contests, Daniel Getty, Hao Li, Masayuki Yano, Charles Gao, A. E. Hosoi

John Byrne’s The Slab Boys: Technicolored Hell-hole in a Town Called Malice, William Donaldson

Global Civil Unrest: Contagion, Self-Organization, and Prediction, Dan Braha

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Open access downloads: August 2019

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 August:

Optical Measurement of Biomechanical Properties of Individual Erythrocytes from a Sickle Cell Patient, HeeSu Byun, Timothy R. Hillman, John M. Higgins, Monica Diez-Silva, Zhangli Peng, Ming Dao, Ramachandra R. Dasari, Subra Suresh, and YongKeun Park

Genome-Wide Association Studies in an Isolated Founder Population from the Pacific Island of Kosrae, Jennifer K. Lowe, Julian B. Maller, Itsik Pe’er, Benjamin M. Neale, Jacqueline Salit, Eimear E. Kenny, Jessica L. Shea, et al.

Online Display Advertising: Targeting and Obtrusiveness, Avi Goldfarb, Catherine Tucker

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Open access downloads: March 2019

March 2019 OA infographicThe 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, or find more reader comments and global statistics.

Top downloaded articles for March:

Are You Your Friends’ Friend? Poor Perception of Friendship Ties Limits the Ability to Promote Behavioral Change, Abdullah Almaatouq, Laura Radaelli, Alex Pentland, Erez Shmueli

The Power of Optimization Over Randomization in Designing Experiments Involving Small Samples, Dimitris Bertsimas, Mac Johnson, Nathan Kallus

A Vacuum-driven Origami “Magic-ball” Soft Gripper, Shuguang Li, John J. Stampfli, Helen J. Xu, Elian Malkin, Evelin Villegas Diaz, Daniela Rus, Robert J. Wood

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Happy anniversary, MIT faculty open access policy

10 years OAOn March 18, 2009, MIT faculty unanimously approved a university-wide open access policy, the first of its kind in the country. The policy gave faculty rights to share their scholarly papers openly with the world—rights that until then were largely in the hands of journal publishers.

It was a monumental shift: Authors now legally held onto copyright in their work even if they later signed that copyright over to a publisher.* It meant they could post articles online, reuse them in talks, pluck out figures or images to incorporate into new works, and allow others to do the same and more, as long as the uses were non-commercial.

“In the quest for higher profits, publishers have lost sight of the values of the academy. Through this action, MIT faculty have shown great leadership in the promotion of free and open scholarly communication,” said Ann Wolpert, then director of the MIT Libraries, in 2009. Wolpert had worked for months with Hal Abelson, Class of 1922 Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and others to move the resolution forward.

OA Policies and Practices Today

On the 10-year anniversary of the faculty vote, open access policies have proliferated: More than five dozen institutions in North America now have similar ones. MIT’s, too, has expanded: In 2017, MIT adopted an “opt-in” version of the policy that anyone on campus—postdoc, graduate student, undergrad, researcher, staff member—can sign to hold onto their rights.

There is also now a growing movement of scholars and academic institutions working to regain control of the products of their research in other ways—by, for example, flipping commercially owned, closed journals to open access ones run by researchers or non-profit publishers; exploring “next-generation repositories” that include peer review and other services and are managed by the scholarly community; and developing open-access friendly principles to use during negotiations with scholarly publishers and vendors.

Next Steps for MIT

In an effort to remain a leader in the open access movement, in 2017 MIT Provost Martin Schmidt convened an Ad Hoc Task Force on Open Access to MIT’s Research, which has over the last 18 months explored ways to update and revise MIT’s OA policies.

Today, 10 years after MIT faculty asserted their commitment to widely disseminating their work, the task force released a set of draft recommendations. They include ratifying an Institute-wide set of principles for open science; adopting an OA policy for monographs; and asking department heads to develop discipline-specific plans to encourage and support open sharing from their faculty, students, and staff.

The recommendations are open for public comment until April 17. Ideas can be submitted via the task force idea bank, on the open publishing platform PubPubvia email to the task force, or at an upcoming community forum on April 10, 3–4:30 p.m., in 56-114.

 

*That is, unless the publisher required a waiver, which several do. Authors can request a waiver on a paper-by-paper basis.

Open access downloads: February 2019

Feb 2019 OA infographicThe 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, or find more reader comments and global statistics.

Top downloaded articles for February:

Physical and Mechanical Properties of PLA, and Their Functions in Widespread Applications — A Comprehensive Review, Shady Farah, Daniel G. Anderson, Robert Langer

Women Empowerment and Economic Development, Esther Duflo

Frequency-Domain Analysis of Super-Regenerative Amplifiers, J.L. Bohorquez, A.P. Chandrakasan, J.L. Dawson

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