Publishing Your Article

Your Leonardo or LMJ article may be published in five possible ways—as Just Accepted and Early Access articles on the MIT Press website; an open access document available to the public online; in the print journal; and as a downloadable PDF available online on the MIT Press website and other electronic databases—as described below.

Just Accepted

Your accepted article is posted on the Leonardo Just Accepted (JA) page of the MIT Press website 4–6 months after acceptance and receipt of all required permissions (Publication Agreement, Image Release Form; see Forms). Posting in JA is a form of publication. JA articles have been accepted for publication, but are not yet associated with an issue, copyedited, typeset or proofread. The posted PDF is your article as it was accepted—unedited and unformatted—to which MIT Press has added a watermark indicating the journal title, the copyright holder and the article’s digital object identifier (DOI).

Every JA article is assigned a CrossRef-registered DOI that will not change based on the version of the article and will always resolve. JA articles appear online in advance of the final version and are listed in chronological order, with the most recent article posted first. The JA version of an article is overwritten when the version of record posts with its issue.

You are invited to announce and promote this online prerelease of your article. Leonardo announces JA articles as the newest addition to Leonardo Just Accepted in our e-newsletter and on other social media accounts. Note that only subscribers to Leonardo or LMJ have access to your Just Accepted article unless you make arrangements with MIT Press to have your article published as an open access document (see "Open Access" below) and supplemental materials are not posted with your article.

Early Access

Your Early Access (EA) article is an uncorrected proof that has been accepted for publication, copyedited and typeset, but not yet finalized. Every EA article has a CrossRef-registered DOI that will not change based on the version of the article and will always resolve. If your article was posted earlier on Just Accepted, it will retain the same DOI that was assigned to it then. EA articles may appear online weeks or months in advance of their final version, and new EA articles appear in the list in chronological order, with the most recent article posted first. The EA version of your article is overwritten when the version of record posts with its issue. Note that only subscribers to Leonardo or LMJ have access to your EA article unless you make arrangements with MIT Press to have your article published as an open access document (see "Open Access" below).

Open Access

Our publisher, The MIT Press, offers you the option to have your article published as an open access (OA) document on the Leonardo page of the MIT Press website. We are compliant with the open publishing requirements of several of the major funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation. NSF-funded authors may, 12 months after publication in Leonardo, have the full text of their paper appear in an NSF-designated repository.

If you need immediate open access for your upcoming or already accepted article, follow these steps:

  1. Near the bottom of the Publication Agreement (see Forms) is a section entitled "Request to Publish Open Access." Check this open access box and return the agreement to the Leonardo editorial office.
  2. The fee to publish an article as open access is US$1250.00. This fee covers the costs associated with preparing an article for open publication.
  3. Via email, send the name of the individual or organization responsible for payment of the open access fee to Hannah Gotwals at the Permissions Department of MIT Press Journals. She will send an invoice in the amount of US$1250.00 as directed.
  4. Once the payment has been received, MIT Press Journals will adjust the website citation line of the article to indicate publication under a Creative Commons CC BY license. More information on the rights granted under this license are available from the Creative Commons website; see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
  5. Your article will appear on the MIT Press Journals website as open access, immediately accessible upon publication of the associated Leonardo issue, or sooner if your article appears in the journal’s Just Accepted or Early Access section.

If you select this option, you may upload the final published version of your article to Pub Med or Europe PMC under a CC BY license.

Print

The version of record of your article is published in print and is available to both individual and institutional subscribers as well as for individual purchase from The MIT Press. Lead authors receive a complimentary copy of the journal in which their article appears from The MIT Press.

Digital

The digital version of your final article and any supplemental materials are published online simultaneously on the MIT Press website where they can be accessed by subscribers and purchased by individuals. Current and past articles are also available in online databases, including the following:

NOTE: Associated supplemental materials are available only on the MIT Press website, where they are open access documents.