UMass Chan Medical School

Lamar Soutter Library

Academic Library · United States

Research and Scholarly Communication Services

Regina Fisher Raboin, Associate Director
Phone: 508-856-2099

Program Overview

In support of UMass Chan Medical School’s mission to advance health and wellness, the Lamar Soutter Library’s eScholarship@UMassChan Repository and Publishing platforms showcase UMass Chan’s achievements in research, education and scholarship; increase citation impact and visibility and expand the reach of UMass Chan scholarship; and provide publishing services for open access journals and electronic books edited by UMass Chan faculty, staff and students in emerging or underserved disciplines.
  • Publishing activities began: 2007
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across library units/departments
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Datasets
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Grey literature
  • Journals
  • Monographs
  • Multimedia
  • Newsletters
  • Posters

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 3
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 3
  • Peer-reviewed: 2
  • Currently inactive or archived: 2


Top Publications:
  • Journal of eScience Librarianship (journal)
  • Psychiatry Information in Brief (journal)
  • Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journal of Global Radiology (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Library and information science
  • Psychiatry/mental health research
  • Radiology
  • Clinical and translational science
  • Biomedical sciences


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs, Individual faculty, Graduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: No
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g., local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • Janeway

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • audio/video streaming
  • copyediting
  • dataset management
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISSN registry
  • marketing
  • metadata
  • outreach
  • peer review management
  • training
  • typesetting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon S3
  • Digital preservation services under discussion
  • In-house


Adopted Policies:
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals A Guide to Best Practices for Editors of Library and Information Science Journals

Additional Information

Last Year:
We migrated our publishing platform from bepress Digital Commons and now use DSpace (for institutional repository content) and Janeway (for journal publishing).