Welcome to the 2011 catalog for MIT Press Journals.We work in close partnership with the academic community—faculty,scholarly societies, associations, universities, and libraries—to publish ourjournals. Their efforts and support make our program possible. We aremindful as journals publishers of the many stresses affecting the entireecosystem of scholarly communication at this time. We continue to makeevery effort to seek cost savings that permit minimal year-to-year priceincreases while maintaining our commitment to publishing scholarship of the highest rank.Even during these difficult financial times, we are actively engaged withseveral sponsors in the nurturing of start-up journals.
Education Finance and Policy
have developed into cornerstonesin their fields. Older journals such as
continue to thrive as they become ever more central to their disciplines.One strategy of interest is being pursued by the
International Journal of Learning and Media
which began publishing in 2009. Supported by theMacArthur Foundation during this launch phase, IJLM offers exceptionallylow subscription prices in order to build a broad subscription base thatmay support maintaining such prices in the years after start-up. So far, weare pleased with the enthusiastic response from institutional subscribers.IJLM’s prices for 2011 remain the same as they’ve been since the journal waslaunched: $125 for institutions, $25 for individuals.Our journals program is always evolving to meet the discipline-specificneeds of readers. For example,
The Review of Economics and Statistics
isnow publishing new, unedited manuscripts to our website as part of a JustAccepted feature that allows the journal to get papers out more quickly thanever before.Our library-friendly policies offer libraries significant benefits. Theseinclude:• Access to the full archive online, in some cases going back to volume 1,issue 1; and• Retention of online access to subscribed issues after cancellation.As always, our subscription prices are substantially lower than those of commercial publishers for comparable material. Our author agreementsare less restrictive. The MIT Press is proud to play a key role in the broaddissemination of high-quality journals.Ellen W. FaranDirectorThe MIT Press