24-Hour Challenge

Join us on March 14 as we raise funds to support open access publishing and expand MITops – our rapid, open, community publishing program! If 100 donors make a gift (of any size!) to the MIT Press Open Access Fund, then generous donors Richard Anders and Michael Dornbrook '75 will give an additional $10,000.

The MIT Press is one of the largest and most respected university presses in the world. We are known for open access innovation, the MIT Press Bookstore, and, of course, best-selling books like On Disinformation, Inclusion on Purpose, and Introduction to Algorithms.

Our 24-Hour Challenge will fund one of our biggest innovations: MIT Open Publishing Services (MITops). MITops provides rapid, flexible publishing support to ensure transformative ideas and research from MIT reach the largest audience possible.

These recent MITops projects meet researchers and students where they are:

  • The MIT Case Studies in Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing from the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing - About one-third of all MIT undergraduates encounter these original SERC materials in their courses every year. Learn more.
  • An MIT Exploration of Generative AI: From Novel Chemicals to Opera - Coauthored by interdisciplinary teams of MIT faculty and researchers, the papers represent a sweeping array of perspectives on the transformative potential of generative AI. Learn more.

We welcome gifts to any MIT Press fund, but gifts to the MIT Press Open Access Fund (#3664125) will not only count towards the challenge, but also be matched by Arcadia - doubling your impact. Make a plan now to support us on 3/14/24!