Promoting the efficient and equitable dissemination of research information, along with new forms of digital scholarship, has never been more urgent.
The MIT Press has been a leader in open access book and journal publishing for over 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. The Press continued to engage in innovative publishing experiments throughout its history including CogNet, the first online collection of scholarly resources in the brain sciences.
In 2018, the MIT Press and the MIT Media Lab launched a joint initiative to transform research publishing by developing and deploying open source publishing technologies in the service of open access scholarship. In the context of ongoing changes in the mechanics and economics of scholarly publishing, the Knowledge Futures Group invents and launches innovative products and services. PubPub, an open authoring and publishing platform, is one of these products.
PubPub socializes the process of knowledge creation by integrating conversation, annotation, and versioning into short- and long-form digital publication. MIT Press has employed the PubPub platform for a variety of both traditional and experimental projects including Frankenbook, an interactive edition of Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds (MIT Press, 2017) and the Harvard Data Science Review, an open access journal from the Harvard Data Science Initiative. Above you will find a complete collection of resources from the MIT Press on PubPub that include:
Journals: Peer reviewed, open access journals from The MIT Press. These journals go through the same rigorous publishing process as the rest of our journals program.
Published TItles: Books from The MIT Press. The content of these books is the same as the final published version available from the Press.
Strong Ideas: A book series for general readers, that provides fresh, strongly argued, and provocative views of the effects of digital technology on culture, business, government, education, and our lives.
COVID-19 Collection: A selection of titles on pandemics, epidemiology, and related topics from The MIT Press.
Goldsmiths: A selection of open access titles from Goldsmiths Press, distributed by The MIT Press.
Works in Progress: Works in early stages of development that would benefit from an open peer review process. This program provides authors the benefit of community feedback in the development of their ideas, as well as the ability to release a version of their work before more formal publication.
Community Review: Manuscripts of MIT Press-contracted books that are posted for public comment prior to entering the publication process.
If you have questions about The MIT Press open access publishing program please contact Nick Lindsay, Director for Journals & Open Access, at nlindsay (at) mit.edu.