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
“When authors submit a paper, they will be able to look up whether or not their institution subscribes to ECS Plus. As part of the manuscript submission process, they will need to select Author Choice Open Access, and at that stage they can indicate that they will be claiming an Article Credit because they come from an ECS Plus subscribing institution.
When their paper has been accepted, they will be sent an e-mail inviting them to claim their Article Credit through CCC RightsLink, who handle our APC transactions. Once in the RightsLink system, they simply need to click “Apply Discounts” and search for their institution to apply their Article Credit. For more information, you can view our entire Open Access workflow here
We will also contact active authors from every ECS Plus subscribing institution to let them know their institution is a subscriber and that they can take advantage of their Article Credits next time they submit a paper.”
MIT Libraries’ site license provides MIT authors with a 15% discount on the optional open access processing fees. More information
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.
- OA technology options for journals: This 2018 blog post on the Scholarly Kitchen website includes suggestions for OA platforms and publishers.