University of Massachusetts Medical School

Lamar Soutter Library

Research and Scholarly Communication Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Rebecca Reznik-Zellen
Head of Research & Scholarly Communication Services

Program Overview

eScholarship@UMMS is a digital repository offering worldwide access to the research and scholarly work of the University of Massachusetts Medical School community. The goal is to bring together the University’s scholarly output in order to enhance its visibility and accessibility. We help individual researchers and departments organize and publicize their research beyond the walls of the Medical School, archiving publications, posters, presentations, and other materials they produce in their scholarly pursuits. Our publishing services—including the Journal of eScience Librarianship and two other open access peer-reviewed electronic journals, student dissertations and theses, and conference proceedings—highlight the works of University of Massachusetts Medical School authors and others.

Year publishing activities began: 2007

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (75); grants (25)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (3); monographs (1); textbooks; (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (125); student conference papers and proceedings (49); ETDs (77); finding aids (7); book reviews (8)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

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Media formats: text; images; audio; video; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties: library science; psychiatry/mental health research; neurology; clinical and translational science; life sciences

Top publications: Journal of eScience Librarianship (journal); ETDs; Psychiatry Information in Brief (journal); Neurological Bulletin (journal); A History of the University of Massachusetts Medical School (e-book)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students

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Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: copy-editing; marketing; outreach; training; metadata; ISSN registration; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; dataset management; peer review management; author copyright advisory; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming; altmetrics data

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Expanding our publishing services to additional departments within the medical school, incorporating more multimedia, and enhancing publications with altmetrics data.
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