The Lamar Soutter Library and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences are pleased to announce that they have developed a new submission and approval process for electronic theses and dissertations at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Students will now submit electronically all theses and dissertations directly to eScholarship@UMMS, the medical school’s open access digital repository of research and scholarship. A thesis or dissertation accessible through eScholarship@UMMS provides these benefits to students:
- Immediate exposure through Google and other search engines to maximize readership and impact of scholarship
- Dissemination to a wider audience and increased exposure potentially lead to earlier and increased citations
- Download statistics are available
- Permanent link, DOI and citation for inclusion on CVs
- Functionality to share related research data publicly
Before beginning the submission process, students and advisors should review the submission guidelines and policies. Students will have the option to assign embargoes and Creative Commons licenses to theses and dissertations, and will be asked to register for an ORCID ID if they do not already have one. Binding of theses or dissertations is no longer a UMMS requirement by the Graduate School or the Library.