University of Massachusetts Amherst
Scholarly CommunicationErin 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. ScholarWorks provides UMass Amherst scholars with a means of publishing, 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.
- Publishing activities began: 2006
- Location: United States
- Languages published: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Irish/Gaelic, Russian, Catalan, French
- Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
- Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 3 - Established
- Stage comments:
- Open access focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
- Program advisory/editorial board: No
- Peer reviewed journals: 100%
- Professional staff: 1
- Library operating budget: 100%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; conference papers and proceedings, student; datasets; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; journals, inactive back-issues; monographs; newsletters; technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses; working papers; podcasts; festschrifts.
|Conference papers and proceedings, faculty||6||6|
|Conference papers and proceedings, student||2||2|
|Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules)|
|Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)||3363||1037|
|Journals, campus-based faculty-created||6||5||1|
|Journals, campus-based student-created|
|Journals, contracted by external groups|
|Journals, inactive back issues||1||1|
|Undergraduate capstones/honors theses||1||1|
working papers (21 papers); podcasts (1 title, 16 episodes); festschrift (1 title)
2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. 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 offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.
- UMass Amherst Theses & Dissertations (ETDs)
- Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation - PARE (journal)
- Travel and Tourism Research Association (conference proceedings)
- Journal of Hospitality Financial Management (journal)
- PERI Working Papers (technical/research reports)
- travel and tourism
- environmental conservation
PartnersInternal partners: campus departments or programs
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)
Best publications to refer to our program: Open monographs or open textbooks authored by researchers/faculty affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Amherst; editors of journals who are affiliated with the university.
Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?
- Name of consortium: Open Education Network
- Type of support: Through our membership in the Open Education Network, we have access to the Rebus Community which provides support for the publication of open textbooks.
Administer a university press?
Technologies & Services
- Digital Commons (bepress)
- DOI distribution
- audio/video streaming
- author advisory – copyright
- author advisory – other
- contract/license preparation
- 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 long-term storage with Amazon Glacier
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
We are seeing an increased demand for hosting and sharing large open datasets. We are currently exploring ways of collaborating with our local high performance computing center to see if we can house the data on their servers and use our repository as a publicly searchable interface. We also continue to see demand for journals migrating to new open access platforms as well as campus created podcasts.
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