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MIT authors’ opt-in open access license

In 2009 the MIT faculty adopted a powerful and effective open access policy, which, through a license to MIT, allows authors to legally make their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts freely accessible through the open access repository DSpace@MIT and other venues.

As of April 2017, all MIT authors, including students, postdocs, and staff, have access to the same powerful means of retaining rights, via an “opt-in” open access license. Once signed, the license applies to all scholarly articles written by an MIT author who is included in the categories described below.

Authors covered by the MIT faculty open access policy do not need to sign this license.


Other questions?

Read the FAQ on the MIT faculty open access policy.

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