Open Access at the MIT Press
The MIT Press has been an open access leader for over two decades, publishing hundreds of books and articles openly, and working with authors, editors, societies, and universities to disseminate their works as broadly as possible. MIT Press supports a variety of open access funding models for select books and journals and sits on the leading edge of the OA movement in scholarly communication.
If you have questions about The MIT Press open access publishing program please contact Nick Lindsay, Director for Journals & Open Access, at nlindsay (at) mit.edu.
Direct to Open
In 2021, the MIT Press announced the launch of Direct to Open (D2O). An innovative, sustainable framework for open access monographs, D2O moves professional and scholarly books from a solely market-based, purchase model where individuals and libraries buy single eBooks, to a collaborative, library-supported open access model.
D2O gives institutions the opportunity to harness collective action to support access to knowledge. In 2022, participants in D2O enabled us to publish open access editions of over 80 scholarly works.
Open Access Journals
The MIT Press journals division also has a long-standing commitment to open access and makes hundreds of articles free on its website. All MIT Press subscription journals offer author-paid open access options and we work with a wide variety of societies and other clients to publish their OA journals including the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics and the Society for the Neurobiology of Language.