The New CogNet, May 1, 2015

Dear MIT CogNet Subscriber:

We are pleased to announce the NEW version of MIT CogNet, our collection of journal, book, and reference content covering the Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Your transition to the new content should be seamless. The CogNet URL will remain

All current subscribing institutions will access CogNet through their current IP-range-based access. In addition, individual subscribers and librarians will have the same login credentials (email and password) currently in use. Email us at  to request an administrative login or if you need to reset your password.

The new CogNet will support Release 4 of the COUNTER Code of Practice by providing HTML, XML, and CSV versions of the Journal Report 1 and Book Report 1. These will not be available for viewing at launch. However within the first several weeks of launch, we will migrate three years of the historical statistics to the new COUNTER format and will begin adding the additional COUNTER book and journal reports.

In the interim, administrators will have access to the historical reports at Simply use your current credentials to access historical reports.

We are confident you and your subscribers will enjoy the new CogNet and expect the transition to be a smooth one. However, as with the launch of any new system, there may be small problems, etc. during the transition. In the days following April 30, 2015, you may experience brief periods of disrupted service.  We are ready to work with you to answer questions and resolve any issues that come up. We’ve consolidated our CogNet customer and account service into a single contact email, and have added staff to aid in a smooth transition. You may also reach us by phone (617) 253-2889, (800) 207-8354, or fax (617) 577-1545.

Note, if you are a MITECS-only subscriber, you will receive access to all CogNet content through June 30, 2015.   We are pleased to offer this limited time access free of charge.  If you are interested in a full subscription beyond June 30, please email us at

We hope you and your users will be pleased with several new features of the new MIT CogNet.  Authoritative and unrivaled, it is the essential research tool for scholars in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Since its inception in 2000, CogNet has become an essential resource for those interested in cutting-edge primary research across the range of fields that study the nature of the human mind. 

Features include:

  • More than 650 MIT Press books, 11 MIT Press reference works, and 6 MIT Press Journals, with new content added regularly
  • Now DRM-free book, reference, and journal content
  • A new, clean, modern design
  • Integrated book, reference, and journal search
  • New MITECS (The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences)-based taxonomy for better browsing
  • New state-of-the-art server and Drupal-based platform for greatly improved performance and stability

Enjoy and please let us know if you have questions.


The MITCogNet Team