Open Access

eScholarship@UMassChan Publishing provides immediate open access to all content in the belief that making research freely available to the public best benefits research, scholars, education, and society. Our journals do not charge subscription, submission, copyediting, or author fees.

Copyright and Author Rights

Authors of original work accepted for publication in journals published via eScholarship@UMassChan Publishing grant first publication rights to the journal but retain ownership of the copyright of their content and all other rights. Works published will be licensed under a Creative Commons license.

For attribution, the author(s), article title, publication source (the journal) and the DOI of the article must be cited. For example: Originally published in: Coates HL. 2014. “Building Data Services from the Ground Up: Strategies and Resources.” Journal of eScience Librarianship 3(1):e1063. https://doi.org/10.7191/jeslib.2014.1063

Authors retain the right to self-archive any version of their work (preprint, accepted manuscript, or final publisher version) on preprint servers, subject-specific repositories, institutional repositories, or their own website, as long as the work is properly cited and a link to the DOI of the published article is included.

Authors are responsible for obtaining the rights to use 3rd party materials prior to submission.

Digital Preservation

The publisher utilizes Amazon's Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to create permanent archives for the purpose of ensuring long-term availability and accessibility of content. 

NIH-funded Research

Under the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy, NIH requires that its funded investigators submit to PubMed Central (PMC) all manuscripts accepted after April 7, 2008, resulting from research supported in whole or in part with direct costs from NIH.

Journals published via eScholarship@UMassChan do not deposit manuscripts on behalf of authors. NIH-funded authors should deposit the final peer-reviewed manuscript in PubMed Central themselves via the NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS). Tutorials are available to illustrate how to perform various actions in the NIHMS system.