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The objective of this resource is to inform the UNSW community of changes to the library collection and transformative agreements the University has entered into for open access publishing.

MIT Press D2O

Agreement duration: The UNSW agreement is from 1st January 2023 - 31st December 2023 for the complete collection. NB: a decision is made annually by the publisher as to whether the year's content will be published in open or subscription only access. The opening of each year's content is contingent on sufficient participation from academic libraries. As at January 2023, funding has reached 70% so Spring/Summer eBook titles have now flipped to open.

Summary: MIT Press publishes monographs at the intersection of science, technology, art, social science and design. This includes architecture, art, business and management, cognitive science, computer science and artificial intelligence, design, economics, education, engineering, environmental science, linguistics, mathematics, neuroscience, philosophy, physics, technology, and social theory discipline areas.

Information for authors: This Direct to Open (D2O) agreement allows UNSW Library to subscribe to MIT eBook collections that UNSW requires, including both the humanities and social sciences, and STEAM collections. Subscription payments go to support open access publication rather than read only access. With this model accepted manuscripts from UNSW eligible corresponding authors will be published Diamond OA. Information for prospective authors.

For any queries about this D2O agreement please contact the Collection Development & Policy Unit via

Tags: open access publishing, scholarly publishing, transformative agreement