University of Massachusetts Medical School

Lamar Soutter Library

Research & Scholarly Communication Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Regina Fisher Raboin
Associate Director

Program Overview

eScholarship@UMMS is a freely available digital archive and publishing system 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 and serve as a portfolio for institutional successes. We help individual researchers and departments organize and disseminate their research beyond the walls of the Medical School by archiving publications, posters, presentations and other materials they produce in their scholarly pursuits. Our publishing services – including 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: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (.4)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (80); grants (20)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): Established

Open access focus (1–5): 100

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: We do not have a university press.

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (4); textbooks (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (272); student conference papers and proceedings (18); newsletters (1); ETDs (102)

Number of open access titles: journals (4); monographs (4)

Number of paid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

Number of hybrid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: Library Science; Psychiatry / Mental Health Research; Cancer; Clinical and Translational Science; Life Sciences

Top publications: Journal of eScience Librarianship (journal); ETDs; Psychiatry Information in Brief (journal); Journal of Global Radiology (journal); The University of Massachusetts Medical School, A History: Integrating Primary Care and Biomedical Research (monograph)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0

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

External partners: none

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; Amazon S3

Additional services: copyediting; marketing; outreach; training; metadata; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; dataset management; peer review management; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming; other

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Collaborating with additional departments within the medical school; incorporating more multimedia; continuing to develop and implement services to accommodate research datasets; additional student-created content; investigate open peer review
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