MIT specific information
Prior MIT committees and their efforts
MIT Open Access policies
Testimony of Maria Zuber
- Future Opportunities and Challenges for Science 2018 testimony of Maria Zuber, Chair of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation. Note: See pages 5-7 on open access to publications (including NSF’s current public access policy) and data.
MIT’s Future of Libraries Task Force
On Open Access
- A beginner's guide to Open Access by Graham Steel and David Kernohan, wonkhe.com, August 2017
- Is the staggeringly profitable business of scientific publishing bad for science? by Stephen Buranyi, The Guardian, June 2017
- SPARC resources:The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) is a global coalition "committed to making open the default for research and education." Its members are universities, including MIT. This list of key resources includes the Open Access Spectrum Evaluation Tool, which scores journals' degree of openness and provides key articles and news. Also at their website is a list of open access policies that SPARC advocates for, offering a good overview of important issues in the OA landscape.
- Open Access by Peter Suber: PDF of 2012 MIT Press book on open access (freely downloadable)
- Thinking about prestige, quality, and open access by Peter Suber, SPARC Open Access Newsletter, September 2008
- Scholarly Societies and the Newspaper Problem by David Lewis, 2018. This paper looks at the current economic model of large scholarly societies.
- University Librarian at UC Davis (formerly at MIT) reports on how University of California’s break with the biggest academic publisher relates to the aim of open access to research, March 2019
Federal research funder public access policies
Congress / Bills supporting open access
Open Access policies at other universities
Open Educational Resources