Open access policies at MIT
In March 2009, MIT faculty passed one of the country’s first open access policies. As of April 2017, all MIT authors, including students, postdocs, and staff, can “opt-in” to an open access license. See below for information on how to deposit a paper, get download statistics on your papers, or opt out of the policy.
- Deposit a paper
Submit the final manuscript of scholarly articles to the Open Access Articles collection of DSpace.
- Get download statistics
Department, Lab, Center, and individual statistics on paper downloads from the OA collection in DSpace.
- Opt-out of MIT’s OA policies
Automated form to waive the faculty OA policy or authors’ opt-in license for a specific paper. Email email@example.com for more information.
- FAQ on MIT’s faculty OA policy
- MIT faculty OA policy
Text of the 2009 faculty open access policy, as well as definitions of terms that appear in the policy.
- MIT authors’ opt-in OA license
Information and FAQs on MIT’s opt-in open access license. Sign the license.
- Reader comments on OA articles
This beta site shows what readers around the globe are saying about MIT’s OA policy.
- Amend a publishing agreement
Addenda that incorporate MIT’s OA policy or federal public access policies into an author agreement.
- Publisher responses to MIT’s faculty OA policy
List of publishers whose responses to the MIT OA policy have been confirmed by the MIT Libraries.
- OA policies at other universities
List of North American institutions with open access policies.
- Open access FAQ
- Open access publishing support
Find support for open access publishing, including the OA fund.