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eScholarship@UMMS

UMass Medical School's digital archive and publishing system for research and scholarship, available at http://escholarship.umassmed.edu

Benefits of eScholarship@UMMS

- Immediate exposure through Google, Google Scholar and other search engines to maximize readership and impact of your scholarship

- Dissemination to a wider audience and increased exposure will potentially lead to earlier and increased citation of your work

- Each month you will be emailed usage statistics on the full text downloads for each of your documents in the repository

- Great recruitment tool for schools and departments to recruit students, faculty, researchers

- Your research is stored in a central, searchable database

- Ensures long-term preservation of your digital materials

- Provides a long-term stable link for each document and easy access to your papers

- Ability to create personal researcher pages and publish open access electronic journals such as Psychiatry Information in Brief and Journal of Global Radiology

- RSS feeds and automatic email notification for updates on newly published content

- It's easy to participate!

UMMS Faculty Testimonials

 

“eScholarship@UMMS has been a game changer for us in the Department of Psychiatry and at the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center. It is a fantastic platform for knowledge translation and dissemination of our research, and massively expands our reach and capacity to share findings from our research with all sorts of stakeholders – researchers, people with lived mental health experience, family members, providers, laypeople – all over the world.  What's great about eScholarship@UMMS is that we can document and measure this reach – the usage statistics help us identify what areas of research are particularly relevant at any given point in time, and where people are downloading our products.”

-- Kathleen Biebel, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and co-director of the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC)

 


“eScholarship@UMMS and the Psychiatry Information in Brief publications are a great way for the Program for Clubhouse Research to rapidly disseminate our research findings. The Program for Clubhouse Research collaborates with Clubhouse International and over 300 clubhouse programs in 34 countries and 37 states. eScholarship@UMMS is a highly effective mechanism for us to disseminate information to Clubhouse Programs and our international network of researchers and stakeholders that study the effectiveness of Clubhouse Model programs. The Readership Map provides an excellent visualization of the global reach and impact of our work.”

-- Colleen McKay, MA, CAGS, assistant professor of psychiatry and Director of the Program for Clubhouse Research, UMass Medical School and author of a highly downloaded article, "Evidence Based Practices in Mental Health: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Research Considerations"


Barbara Olendzki

 

“We are really happy about this, and humbled by the response. Due in part to the call to action by the public with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), we have begun an (underfunded) trial in patients with Crohn’s Disease, and invite all patients with IBD to participate alongside those patients, to learn the IBD-AID diet.  Without the tremendous response of our tiny pilot study, we would not have undertaken such a risk in forging forward with our current study.  We greatly appreciate the exposure eScholarship@UMMS has provided for us in pursuing this groundbreaking and important research.”

-- Barbara Olendzki, RD, MPH, LDN, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School and lead author on a highly downloaded poster, "Pilot Testing a Novel Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease"

 


Nate Hafer

 

“One of the ways we measure impact is to track how UMass scholarship is disseminated out into the community.  The eScholarship@UMMS repository is an excellent way we can showcase our work and follow usage metrics.  It’s exciting to see that our events from years past are still generating interest and contributing to the scientific process.”

-- Nate Hafer, PhD, Director of Operations, UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) on the UMCCTS collections in eScholarship@UMMS

Tell Your Story!

Please share how making your publications openly available in eScholarship@UMMS benefits you.  Have you used eScholarship@UMMS download data on your CV or biosketch, or in a job, grant, or tenure application?  We want to hear about it!  Email Lisa.Palmer@umassmed.edu