Through eScholarship@UMMS, the Lamar Soutter Library can help departments publish their own open access journals or newsletters. The repository software was originally designed for electronic publishing and includes a peer-review and editorial management system. Currently the Library hosts open access electronic journals for the Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, Radiology, the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and our own library science journal. If you are considering starting an online open access journal, here are some helpful resources.
Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist is being published chapter-by-chapter as an open access eBook through eScholarship@UMMS. The textbook supports the medical school's Cancer Concepts course and is edited by the course directors, Richard S. Pieters, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology and James Liebmann, MD, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School, A History: Integrating Primary Care and Biomedical Research, by Ellen S. More, head of the Office of Medical History and Archives of the UMass Medical School Lamar Soutter Library, and Professor of Psychiatry, has been published as an open access eBook through eScholarship@UMMS.