The MIT Press has been a leader in open access book publishing for two decades, beginning in 1995 with the publication of William Mitchell’s City of Bits, which appeared simultaneously in print and in a dynamic, open web edition. Over two decades later, we’re still adding books and journals to our collection of open access resources.
In fact, in the year since the last Open Access Week, we have added four new open access journals to our catalog: Data Intelligence, Quantitative Science Studies, Neurobiology of Language, and the Harvard Data Science Review. We also now have 106 open access books available. All of this work is driven by our commitment to ensure the broadest possible access, impact, and audience for the ground-breaking, and frequently field-defining, work of our authors and contributors.
But we couldn’t do this alone. Our open access work is supported by our frequent collaborators at the MIT Libraries and by the work of the Knowledge Futures Group to develop open tools and networks that put knowledge creators in control. In the coming year, we will develop a sustainable framework for open access monographs in 2020, thanks to a generous grant from Arcadia. In celebration of Open Access Week, we invite you to take a look at our full collection to learn (and read) more about open access at the MIT Press.