Diamond open access journals for Open Data Day

Making scholarship freely accessible through high caliber publications

The MIT Press is proud to publish many journals with diamond open access status—publications boasting no fee to publish, with content open to anyone to read. For Open Data Day we gathered these publications all in one place, to celebrate free access to scholarship and information.

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American Journal of Law and Equality edited by Randall Kennedy, Martha Minow, and Cass Sunstein

The American Journal of Law and Equality seeks articles from a variety of perspectives that examine legal issues involving equality and discrimination in all their forms. Submissions might address issues involving economic equality, race, gender, disability, religion, political viewpoint, geography, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other categories involving categorization of human beings.

Read inside the journal: The Injustice of Under-policing in America” by Christopher Lewis, Adaner Usmani; American Journal of Law and Equality (2022) 2: 85–106

Computational Linguistics edited by Hwee Tou Ng

2021 Impact Factor: 7.778

Computational Linguistics is the longest-running publication devoted exclusively to the computational and mathematical properties of language and the design and analysis of natural language processing systems. This highly regarded quarterly offers university and industry linguists, computational linguists, artificial intelligence and machine learning investigators, cognitive scientists, speech specialists, and philosophers the latest information about the computational aspects of all the facets of research on language.

Read inside the journal: Argument Mining: A Survey” by John Lawrence and Chris Reed; Computational Linguistics (2019) 45 (4): 765–818

Daedalus edited by Phyllis S. Bendell

2021 Impact Factor: 1.340

Drawing on the nation’s most prominent thinkers in the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences, as well as the professions and public life, Daedalus, the open access journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, explores the frontiers of knowledge and issues of public importance. Recent issues have examined Access to Justice; Inequality as a Multidimensional Process; Science and the Legal System; Why Jazz Still Matters; Political Leadership; Ethics, Technology, and War; Russia Beyond Putin; and The Prospects and Limits of Deliberative Democracy.

Read inside the journal: ‘From So Simple a Beginning’: Species of Artificial Intelligence” by Nigel Shadbolt; Daedalus (2022) 151 (2): 28–42

Data Intelligence edited by James Hendler, Zhixiong Zhang, and Ying Ding

Data Intelligence, cosponsored by the National Science Library, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Corporation, is an open access, metadata-centric journal intended for data creators, curators, stewards, policymakers, and domain scientists as well as communities interested in sharing data. DI informs industry leaders, researchers, and scientists engaged in sharing and reusing data, metadata, knowledge bases, and data visualization tools.

Read inside the journal: Virtual Knowledge Graphs: An Overview of Systems and Use Cases” by Guohui Xiao, Linfang Ding, Benjamin Cogrel, and Diego Calvanese; Data Intelligence (2019) 1 (3): 201–223

Harvard Data Science Review

Harvard Data Science Review edited by Xiao-Li Meng

As an open access platform of the Harvard Data Science Initiative, Harvard Data Science Review (HDSR) features foundational thinking, research milestones, educational innovations, and major applications, with a primary emphasis on reproducibility, replicability, and readability. The journal publishes content that helps define and shape data science as a scientifically rigorous and globally impactful multidisciplinary field based on the principled and purposed production, processing, parsing, and analysis of data. By disseminating inspiring, informative, and intriguing articles and media materials, HDSR aspires to be a global forum on everything data science and data science for everyone.

Read inside the journal: The Use of Data Science in a National Statistical Office” by Sevgui Erman, Eric Rancourt, Yanick Beaucage, and Andre Loranger; Harvard Data Science Review (2022) 4.4

Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization edited by Philip E. Auerswald and Iqbal Z. Quadir

Innovations is about entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges. The journal features cases authored by exceptional innovators; commentary and research from leading academics; and essays from globally recognized executives and political leaders. The journal is jointly hosted at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship

Read inside the journal: Government as a Platform” by Tim O’Reilly; Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization (2011) 6 (1): 13–40

Open Mind: Discoveries in Cognitive Science edited by Edward Gibson and Samuel J. Gershman

Open Mind provides a venue for the highest quality, most innovative work in cognitive science, offering affordable open access publishing, concise and accessible articles, and quick turnaround times for authors. The journal covers the broad array of content areas within cognitive science, using approaches from cognitive psychology, computer science and mathematical psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, comparative psychology and behavioral anthropology, decision sciences, and theoretical and experimental linguistics. These approaches are applicable to a broad range of content areas, including learning and memory, attention and object recognition, language processing and development, causal reasoning, judgment and decision making, philosophy of mind, and more.

Read inside the journal: Polite Speech Emerges From Competing Social Goals” by Erica J. Yoon , Michael Henry Tessler, Noah D. Goodman, and Michael C. Frank; Open Mind (2020) 4: 71–87

Rapid Reviews: Infectious Diseases edited by Stefano M. Bertozzi

RR\ID is an open access overlay journal that accelerates peer review of important infectious disease-related research preprints. The journal is an evolution of Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 (RR\C19), which won the 2022 PROSE Award for Innovation in Journal Publishing for introducing a new peer review model facilitating rapid publishing of COVID-19-related research preprints. RR\ID expands beyond COVID-19 to advance understanding of infectious diseases, leaning on a similar “curate, review, publish” model. 

Read inside the journal: Review of “Covid-19 Spillover Effects onto General Vaccine Attitudes” by Dominic Stecula; Rapid Reviews: Infectious Diseases

Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics edited by Asli Celikyilmaz, Ani Nenkova, and Roi Reichart

2021 Impact Factor: 9.194

A companion journal to Computational Linguistics, Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics publishes articles in all areas of natural language processing. This annual, open access journal disseminates work of vital relevance to academic and industry computational linguists, natural language processing experts, artificial intelligence and machine learning investigators, cognitive scientists, speech specialists, as well as linguists and philosophers.

Read inside the journal: A Survey on Automated Fact-Checking” by Zhijiang Guo, Michael Schlichtkrull, and Andreas Vlachos; Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2022) 10: 178–206/

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