Librarian FAQ

Our library already subscribes to some of the MIT Press journals available in CogNet. Are there differences between access to those journals via CogNet and subscribing to them directly?

There are two main differences.

1. After a subscription to an MIT Press journal is not renewed, the subscriber is entitled to retain access to the volumes that were published during the term of the subscription. Once a subscription to CogNet is not renewed, you will no longer have access to any content, including content that was published during the term of the subscription. For example, if you subscribed directly to the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience between 2010–2014, but did not renew in 2015, you would still be entitled to access the 2010–2015 volumes online, indefinitely. If you subscribed to CogNet between 2010–2014, but did not renew in 2015, you would no longer have access to the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience or any of the other titles in CogNet.

2. Subscribing to the journals directly gives you the option of receiving the print version of the journal, when available (some of our journals are online only). A subscription to CogNet does not offer any print options.

Does MIT Press offer any discounts when subscribing to CogNet and a journal that is in CogNet at the same time?

Yes. You will receive a 5% discount on your CogNet subscription for every journal you continue to subscribe to directly, to a maximum of 20%. For example, if you subscribe to Artificial Life, the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, and Neural Computation, you will receive 15% off the CogNet subscription price.

How do I add a user who is coming in from a different IP than my larger user community?

We can establish access for remote users via a proxy IP that is administered by the subscribing institution. Please contact us at cognet@mit.edu.

Do you have a VPAT document?

Yes. The document is available here: Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) Version 2.1, March 2018

CogNet Site License Fee Structure

The CogNet site license program for educational institutions is based on the most recent Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and takes into account the number of FTE students.

Additional types of site licenses are available. For consortial and international pricing, please contact us at cognet@mit.edu

Site License

CogNet Site License (PDF)