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Spotlight: Guided by open access principles, MIT ends Elsevier negotiations

Standing by its commitment to provide equitable and open access to scholarship, MIT has ended negotiations with Elsevier for a new journals contract. Elsevier was not able to present a proposal that aligned with the principles of the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts.

Go here to learn more about the negotiations + ways to find Elsevier articles.

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Open access policies at MIT

MIT faculty passed an open access policy in 2009; as of April 2017, all MIT authors can opt in to open access via a license. Learn more about how to make papers openly available, get download statistics on your papers, or waive the policies.

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Research funder requirements

Learn about major US research funder open access requirements for publications and data.

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Copyright & publishing

Information on copyright law and how to use content from others’ work in your own + publishing support at MIT.

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About us

Meet the Scholarly Communications & Collections Strategy staff.