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Spotlight: Harvard Library and MIT Libraries provide recommendations for Plan S implementation

Plan S is an initiative for open access that was launched in September 2018. It requires that, from 2020, scientific publications that result from research funded by cOAlition S members must be published in compliant open-access journals or platforms, or deposited in compliant open-access repositories. cOAlition S, a group of national research funding organizations and charitable foundations who have agreed to implement the 10 principles of Plan S in a coordinated way, has solicited public feedback on its  guidance for implementation. Harvard Library and the MIT Libraries have jointly issued the following recommendations in response.


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.


Research funder requirements

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


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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