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Our publishing program is unique among our peers. We support core strengths like computer science, neuroscience, business, linguistics, and design, while also forging new frontiers in artificial intelligence, climate science and environmental justice, gaming studies, and science fiction. We strive for inclusion in who, what, and how we publish, and we believe that when knowledge is free and accessible, it has the power to:
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- Foster global understanding & collaboration: Encouraging international partnerships and cross-cultural insights.
Our impact stories
From a scholarly monograph on Haitian language to a feminist history of social media photography, grant recipients bring new perspectives to the world through the MIT Press.Read More
With your help on Giving Tuesday, we will expand our efforts to develop equitable models for open publishing.Read More
The MIT Press will use the funds to flip two paywalled journals to open access and compare the feasibility of diamond open access models for STEM and humanities and social sciences (HSS) journals.Read More
New MIT Press journal Rapid Reviews\Infectious Diseases will extend fight against disinformation to more infectious diseases and emerging pandemics
With the launch of Rapid Reviews\Infectious Diseases, the editorial team behind Rapid Reviews\COVID-19 applies their successful preprint review model to new research on infectious diseases like monkeypox, dengue fever, or herpes, in addition to COVID-19Read More
The gift establishes the Arcadia Open Access Fund to support open access books and journals in science and technology, social sciences, arts, and humanities.Read More
The grants expand funding for authors whose work brings diverse and chronically underrepresented perspectives to scholarship in the arts, humanities, and sciences.Read More
The MIT Press announces new initiative to flip existing subscription-based journals to a diamond open access publishing model
shift+OPEN will catalyze needed change in journals publishing and increase the reach of academic scholarship.Read More
Press senior development officer Kathryn DeNitto writes on the Fund for the Future, which ensures the Press can continue to push the boundaries of publishing for decades to come.Read More
Funding from the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will enable the Press to support more new books by underrepresented authors across the sciences, arts, and humanities.Read More
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For over 60 years, the MIT Press has pushed the boundaries of book and journal publishing. From the renowned design standards of Muriel Cooper to the innovative Direct to Open publishing model -- we refuse to accept the status quo and actively seek new discoveries and bold ideas to expand who, what, and how we publish. Your financial support makes it possible for us to create innovative publishing models, produce books and journals of superior design quality, and amplify underrepresented perspectives.
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Founded in honor of Muriel Cooper (1925–1994), the pioneering graphic designer and MIT Press's first design director and originator of our famous colophon, this fund supports the production of our books to the highest possible standards—with special focus on format, paper, typography, binding, and overall tactility. Learn more.
Access to trustworthy knowledge has never been more critical. Yet the economics of publishing have never been more challenging. This discretionary fund supports the operations of the Press.
Honoring the legacy of visionary director Frank Urbanowski who led the MIT Press for almost 30 years, from 1975 to 2003, the Fund supports innovations in digital publishing and covers full or partial publication costs of our high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly books. Learn more.
We gratefully acknowledge the following foundation and nonprofit organization support:
Allen Institute for AI
Furthermore: The J. M. Kaplan Fund
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Smith Richardson Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Charlotte Palmer Phillips Foundation
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
The Dean Witter Foundation
The Heising-Simons Foundation
The Joan Shafran and Rob Haimes Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The McDonnell Foundation
The Nell Newman Foundation
The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
The Simons Foundation
The Union of Concerned Scientists
The Wilburforce Foundation