University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Office of Scholarly Communication2020 CONTACT:
Erin Jerome, Open Access & Institutional Repository Librarian
ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst is a digital repository for the research and scholarly output of members of the University of Massachusetts Amherst community, administered by the UMass Amherst Libraries. It can accommodate virtually any publication, presentation, or production in electronic format including journal articles, conference materials, books, theses and dissertations, open educational materials, working papers, data and datasets, images, video, and audio files. ScholarWorks provides UMass Amherst scholars with a means of organizing, storing, disseminating, and preserving their research in a single unified location. These services enhance the professional visiblity for faculty and researchers through broader dissemination of their work. ScholarWorks also aims to provide a home for open access research outputs that might not have any other logical home.
Location: United States
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
- Professional staff: 1.5
- Undergraduates: 0.5
- Library Operating Budget: 100%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: campus-based faculty-driven journals; campus-based student-driven journals; databases; ETDs; faculty conference papers and proceedings; monographs; newsletters; student conference papers and proceedings; technical/research reports; textbooks; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.
|Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal||4||13||1||1|
|Campus-based Student-driven Journals||1||3|
|Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings||8||27|
|Journals for External Groups|
|Student Conference Papers and Proceedings||2|
|Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses||14|
2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.
OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.
- UMass Amherst ETDs (ETDs)
- Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism (conference papers)
- Journal of Hospitality Financial Management (journal)
- Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) Working Papers (working papers)
- International CHRIE Conference (conference papers)
- travel and tourism
- ethics education
PartnersInternal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students
University Press Partners: University of Massachusetts Press
Openess to Partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
Best publications to refer to our program: We will consider any publication that has a faculty, student, or researcher connection to the University. Fully open access publications are given priority.
Technologies & Services
- bepress (Digital Commons)
- audio/video streaming
- author advisory – other
- dataset management
- DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
- hosting of supplemental content
- ISBN registry
- ISSN registry
- peer review management
- Digital preservation services under discussion
- bepress backups and longterm storage with Amazon Glacier
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
The Office of Scholarly Communication is working with the UMass Amherst Libraries' Digital Scholarship Center to build a new digital services framework.