A New, Collective Action Open Access Business Model for Scholarly Books
Direct to Open (D2O) harnesses collective action to support open access to excellent scholarship. Developed over two years with the generous support of the Arcadia Fund, in close collaboration with the library community, the model will:
- Open access to all new MIT Press scholarly monographs and edited collections from 2022 via recurring participation fees.
- Provide participating libraries with term access to backlist/archives (~2,300 titles), which will otherwise remain gated. Participating libraries will receive access even if the model is not successful.
- Cover partial direct costs for the publication of high-quality works that are also available for print purchase.