ScholarWorks is the open access institutional repository for scholarship and research out of the University of Massachusetts Boston. ScholarWorks is a publishing platform, a preservation service, and a showcase for the research and scholarly output of members of the UMass Boston community. ScholarWorks is a service of the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston.
Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a University’s research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.
IRs are an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Presentations and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the IR.
In October 2012, Faculty Council at UMass Boston approved a set of important motions focused on recent developments in scholarly communication and publishing in the digital age. These motions, which include the adoption of a campus-wide open access policy and the establishment of a Committee on Scholarly Communication, are available here. The final policies, amendments, and Guidelines for ScholarWorks are below.
Policies and documents for ScholarWorks at UMass Boston
- Publisher Contract Amendment [PDF]
- Publisher Contract Amendment [Word]
- UMass Boston Open Access Policy [PDF]
- Policy on Publishing Student Work [PDF]
- ScholarWorks One Sheet [PDF]
- Guidelines for ScholarWorks at UMass Boston
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