Idea Bank

The idea bank is a community forum offered by the Open Access Task Force for sharing ideas and starting a conversation about MIT’s open access policies and practices, and how they might be updated or revised to further the Institute’s mission of disseminating its research and scholarship as widely as possible.

Contribute your ideas, large and small, to our idea bank.

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Mark Goldman | March 20, 2019

The proposal does a great job summarizing many issues of open access. Specifically, it proposes evaluating how... (more)

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Graduate Students | March 19, 2019

Open access articles tend to be more visible than paywalled papers. However, the fee to publish a paper in as OA is... (more)

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Gary Hack | March 19, 2019

Having authored a textbook through MIT Press and suffered through the difficulties of locating and getting... (more)

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Matthew Cashman | September 10, 2018

An important part of open access is using and developing free and open source tools. For instance, publishing a... (more)

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stephen salk | April 4, 2018

I am an HRO who has just been with MIT for six months. I've worked for many large and small organizations... (more)

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Kai von Fintel | March 31, 2018

MIT should support the development, adaptation, and use of open textbooks. Faculty need resources (summer salary,... (more)

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Herng Yi Cheng | March 31, 2018

An educational brochure (similar to [1]) should be made to encourage MIT affiliates to sign the opt-in license that... (more)

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Herng Yi Cheng | March 31, 2018

Currently in the sciences and some fields of the humanities, the prestige of the journals that a researcher... (more)

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