Open access publishing support
The MIT Libraries offer support for open access publishing in the following ways:
MIT Libraries subscribe to “ACS All Publications,” which means ACS members who are affiliated with MIT get a discount on ACS “AuthorChoice.” AuthorChoice makes the final published version of articles open access immediately or after 12 months. There is an extra fee for a Creative Commons license. More information
The Libraries licenses access to the Archive-IT web archiving service to manage the archiving and access to web sites from the Institute and its affiliates.
The MIT Libraries has negotiated an innovative open access agreement with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) that allows MIT authors to make ACM articles freely available at no cost to them.
Under the agreement, ACM will also automatically deposit the manuscripts of all MIT co-authored articles into MIT’s institutional repository, DSpace. And the agreement includes rights for computational (text or data mining) access to the ACM Digital Library.
To take advantage of this, choose Open Access in the submission process:
If authors wish to have their paper published OA if accepted, they should request Open Access Publication, select the desired CC license (ECS offers CC-BY and CC-BY-NC-ND), and check the box for affiliation with an ECS Plus subscriber institution. If the paper is accepted, there will be no invoice; the system will confirm the affiliation and waive the article processing charge.
More information on publishing OA with ECS Plus (PDF from ECS)
MIT Libraries’ membership provides MIT authors with a 15% discount on article processing fees for Frontiers journals.
In partnership with the Center for Research Libraries and East View, MIT Libraries is a sponsor of Global Press Archive, which will provide open access for hundreds of global newspapers as searchable online archives, covering a diverse range of languages and countries. The collections are currently under development and are not yet available.
The Libraries funds open access for the MIT Press Strong Ideas series and gives money to make an additional 5 – 10 scholarly monographs available as open access each year. A sample of titles made open through this funding include: The Mobile Workshop (Mavhunga, 2018), Resonant Games (Klopfer, 2019), Does America need more innovators? (Wisnioski, 2019).
In early 2020, the MIT Libraries and the Royal Society of Chemistry extended their 2018 read & publish agreement. The new agreement maintains full access to the RSC’s journals and incorporates open access to MIT’s scholarly articles.
Corresponding authors whose papers are accepted in Science Advances are eligible for a 30% discount on APCs. As the authors proceed through the payment process for the APC, there should be a pop-up for applicable discounts, one of which is the affiliation discount. The dropdown list should auto-populate with MIT or Massachusetts Institute of Technology either based the corresponding author’s affiliation or once they start typing into the free text search field. Once their institution is chosen, it should auto-populate the eligible affiliation discount.
The MIT Libraries is a supporter of SocArxiv, the social sciences’ open archive. SocArXiv is led by a steering committee of sociologists and research library leaders, including MIT Libraries Director Chris Bourg.
MIT and Springer have renewed an established agreement that extends reuse rights to MIT authors of papers published in Springer journals. More information.
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