Support open access publishing at the MIT Press during the 24-Hour Challenge

Join us today as we raise funds to support open access publishing and expand MITops—our rapid, open, community publishing program

Access to trustworthy information has never been more critical. Donations from supporters and readers like you make it possible for the MIT Press to do our best work. Your support is crucial to our #OpenAccess initiatives, enabling us to publish transformative scholarship openly and sustainably. This work is vital in addressing some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity today.

Direct to Open opens access to 80+ peer-reviewed scholarly monographs each year. shift+OPEN actively seeks and transitions high-quality journals to diamond open access. But where our work cuts closest to home is with MIT Open Publishing Services (or MITops because MIT does love its acronyms!). 

With MITops, we partner MIT faculty and students to make sure their best work reaches the world, too.

  • An MIT Exploration of Generative AI: From Novel Chemicals to OperaIntroduced by MIT President Sally Kornbluth, these papers from MIT faculty and researchers explore the potential of generative AI.
  • 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 now encounter these original SERC materials in their courses every year.
  • Computing the Future: A Decade of Innovation at MIT CSAIL by Daniela Rus and Adam Conner-Simons celebrates CSAIL’s 10th anniversary and showcases its impact on a multifaceted set of computing disciplines.

Two ways to amplify your impact on 3/14/24:

  1. Make a gift of any size to any Press fund! Inspired by our open access publishing, MIT Press supporters Richard Anders and Michael Dornbrook ‘75 will donate an additional $10,000.00 if 100 people make gifts to the Press during the 24-Hour Challenge. 
  2. Select to support the MIT Press Open Access Fund (#3664125). Your gift will count toward our 24-Hour Challenge and will be matched by Arcadia – doubling your impact.

Your donation fuels these initiatives, helping us make knowledge accessible to everyone and supporting a brighter, more informed future. Thank you for making a difference.

ps. As a special thank you, the first 1,000 donors to make a gift of $314 or more will receive an exclusive MIT-branded duffel bag!

Learn more about MIT Open Publishing Services (MITops)