About eScholarship@UMassChan Repository - UMass Chan Medical School

About eScholarship@UMassChan


Aims and Scope

eScholarship@UMassChan is a freely available digital repository for UMass Chan Medical School’s research and scholarship. Our goal is to collect, organize, disseminate and showcase UMass Chan achievements by archiving journal articles, theses, datasets, preprints, posters, presentations and other materials produced by our faculty, researchers, staff, and students. eScholarship@UMassChan is a service of the Lamar Soutter Library, Worcester, MA, USA; launched in 2006 as eScholarship@UMMS (ISSN 2640-0081), it was rebranded in 2021 when the University of Massachusetts Medical School became UMass Chan Medical School. In August 2022, all content in eScholarship@UMassChan moved to a new web platform, Open Repository.

Content archived in eScholarship@UMassChan includes:

Benefits of eScholarship@UMassChan

  • Free to participate for UMass Chan faculty, staff, and students
  • Free to search and download for readers worldwide
  • Searched by Google, Google Scholar and other search engines and metadata aggregators to maximize readership and impact (citations) of your scholarship
  • Usage statistics on downloads and views are available
  • DOIs and Creative Commons licenses are available
  • Ability to include supplemental materials such as datasets, additional tables, spreadsheets, video files, etc.
  • Public access can be delayed for a specified time (an "embargo")
  • Great recruitment tool for schools and departments to recruit students, faculty, researchers
  • Helps ensure long-term availability of digital materials
  • Provides a permanent link for each document and easy access to your papers
  • Managed by the Library


Policies related to DEPOSIT of materials in eScholarship@UMassChan

  • Submission Guidelines: These guidelines explain who may deposit content, eligible content, copyright, and the submission process.
  • Data Deposit Policy: This policy provides specific guidelines for depositing digital research data in eScholarship@UMassChan.
  • eScholarship@UMassChan Non-Exclusive Deposit License: In order for eScholarship to distribute your submission worldwide, you must agree to these terms.
  • Digital Collections Policy: This policy articulates the scope and selection factors for the creation, collection, organization, dissemination, and management of digital content through eScholarship@UMassChan.
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Minting Policy: This policy articulates the scope of materials that can be assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) through the Lamar Soutter Library, and the process of obtaining a DOI.
  • Digital Preservation: The repository utilizes the Amazon's Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to create permanent archives for the purpose of ensuring long-term availability and accessibility of repository content.

Policies related to USE of materials available in eScholarship@UMassChan

  • Terms of Use: The Terms of Use state the terms and conditions for using the eScholarship@UMassChan repository website.

Videos and Presentations

Quick overview: eScholarship@UMassChan repository flyer

The recording and slides for our webinar "eScholarship@UMassChan: Share UMass Chan Research with the World" are available.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact escholarship@umassmed.edu.