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MIT joined four other universities in launching a new “Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity” on September 15, 2009. The goal of the compact is to allow subscription-based journals and open access journals to compete on a more level playing field by providing equitable support for the processing-fee business model for open-access journals.

To support this goal, universities pledge to support fees for open access publication. Specifically, the universities commit to “the timely establishment of durable mechanisms for underwriting reasonable publication charges for articles written by [their] faculty and published in fee-based open-access journals and for which other institutions would not be expected to provide funds.”

In addition to MIT, the other initial signatories were Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, and the University of California at Berkeley.

MIT’s fund, the MIT Open Access Article Publication Subvention Fund (OAAPSF), was established in May, 2010.

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The MIT Open Access Publishing Fund (administered by the MIT Libraries) supports payments for PeerJ memberships (see announcement details). MIT authors can apply by filling out the open access fund application form.

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13 Peer-reviewed Articles

9 Preprints

Initial observation of human-bird vocal interactions in a zoological setting
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Evolution of cellular metabolism and the rise of a globally productive biosphere
1,531 views · 1,077 downloads
QIIME 2: Reproducible, interactive, scalable, and extensible microbiome data science
22,248 views · 20,656 downloads
Researcher engagement in policy deemed societally beneficial yet unrewarded
926 views · 458 downloads
AliTV-interactive visualization of whole genome comparisons
1,238 views · 464 downloads
Software vs. data in the context of citation
2,258 views · 904 downloads

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