The story of Sci-Hub presents a good opportunity to review the gross anatomy of scholarly publishing. Those of us in academia, whether we are faculty or support them, know that it is the researchers who investigate, write, and review academic research papers. We know that they do this for free. We know that publishers package these products and charge exorbitant prices for them. And we know that libraries pay these prices for access. Those who are lucky enough to be affiliated with a research library can access much of this content.
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“I take pictures of the inside of people's heads for a living; I take pictures of the outside world for fun”, states David Kennedy, PhD, Director of Neuroinformatics and Co-director of CANDI, Department of Psychiatry, UMMS.
eScholarship@UMMS, UMass Medical School’s digital archive and publishing system offering worldwide access to the research and scholarly work of the University of Massachusetts Medical School community, reached a significant milestone when it topped 1 million downloads on February 17, 2016.
Dissertations and theses from the University of Massachusetts Medical School are now 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.
The Journal of Global Radiology (JGR), an open access, peer-reviewed journal focusing on global issues related to access to medical imaging, has published its first issue. JGR fills a unique niche in radiology by cataloging the activities and achievements of individual radiologists and institutional involvement in improving access to medical imaging in the developing world.