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GSBS Students - Submit Your Journal Articles!

Calling all student authors in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences!  Submit your research articles (publications that have been completed here at UMMS) to eScholarship@UMMS.  Click on Submit Research in the left sidebar. Have the PubMed ID of your article ready -- it can be used to quickly pull information from PubMed about your paper and populate the submission form.  

The GSBS Student Publications collection serves as a showcase and makes this body of work accessible to our students, faculty, potential recruits, the citizens of Massachusetts, and the world.

Journal Publisher Policies on Data Previously Published in Dissertations

Students often wonder if data previously published in their thesis or dissertation will be accepted for submission by journal article publishers.  As publisher policies on duplicate or prior publication vary, it is best to check with the publisher in question.  Many publishers include this information on their websites.  For example, Nature will consider submissions of material previously published as a thesis or dissertation.  Don't hesitate to contact the Library if you need assistance in this area.

The MIT Libraries have compiled a helpful chart summarizing the policies of some publishers.

A December 2012 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education reported on a recent survey of science journal editors: "Putting Dissertation Online Isn't an Obstacle to Print Publication, Surveys Find." 

On a related note, the Harvard University Press Blog observed that immediate open access for dissertations can be advantageous for young scholars:  Can't Find It, Can't Sign It: On Dissertation Embargoes

View the Global Reach and Readership Activity of GSBS Scholarship

UMMS Dissertations & Theses Added to International Archive

Dissertations and theses from the University of Massachusetts Medical School are included in the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), an international archive containing more than 4 million records of electronic theses and dissertations.

Beginning October 9, 2015, metadata for dissertations and theses from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Graduate School of Nursing is harvested from eScholarship@UMMS, the medical school’s digital archive of research and scholarship.

See the blog post on the Library's LSL Now blog for more information.