Open access policies at MIT
In March 2009, MIT faculty passed one of the country’s first open access policies; the policy covers their scholarly articles by default.
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. Authors covered by the MIT faculty open access policy do not need to sign this license.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.