MIT faculty open access to their scholarly articles

USA“In a move aimed at broadening access to MIT’s research and scholarship, faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have voted to make their scholarly articles available to the public for free and open access on the Web. The new policy, which was approved unanimously at an MIT faculty meeting on Wednesday, March 18 and took immediate effect, emphasizes MIT’s commitment to disseminating the fruits of its research and scholarship as widely as possible. ‘The vote is a signal to the world that we speak in a unified voice; that what we value is the free flow of ideas,’ said Bish Sinyal, chair of the MIT Faculty and the Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning. …” (more)

[MIT News, 20 March]

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