eScholarship@UMMS, UMass Medical School’s digital repository and publishing system for scholarly publications authored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) community, reached a significant milestone when it topped 2 million downloads on February 3, 2020. We are grateful to our UMMS authors, whose open access materials reach users in 225 countries.
Join us in the library computer room this Friday, September 15, noon – 1 PM, for the first of our Fall Skills Series in Scholarly Publishing and Communication: Finding and Evaluating Journals.
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.