The Lamar Soutter Library and the Graduate School of Nursing are pleased to announce that they have developed a new submission and approval process for electronic dissertations at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Students will now submit electronic versions of dissertations directly to eScholarship@UMMS, the medical school’s open access digital repository of research and scholarship. A dissertation accessible through eScholarship@UMMS provides these benefits to students:
- Immediate exposure and dissemination through Google and other search engines to maximize readership and impact of scholarship
- 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 be asked to register for an ORCID ID if they do not already have one. Dissertations will be licensed with the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. Binding of dissertations is no longer a requirement of the Graduate School or the Library.