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Spotlight: Institute announces new open access policy for all MIT authors

MIT has launched a new way for authors of scholarly articles to legally hold onto rights to reuse and post their articles, and for others to more easily build on that work. As of April 2017, all MIT authors, including students, postdocs, and staff, can opt in to an open access license. Read the announcement from Maria Zuber, MIT's vice president for research, and the backstory in the MIT News.

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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 publications + publishing support at MIT.

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Meet the Scholarly Communications & Collections Strategy staff.