About Our OA Program

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.

Featured open access books

Four Shades of Gray

Simon Peter Rowberry

April 5, 2022

Probabilistic Machine Learning

Kevin P. Murphy

March 1, 2022

Buy Now

Emily West

February 22, 2022

The Digital Closet

Alexander Monea, Violet Blue

April 12, 2022

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.

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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.