New look, enhanced services for eScholarship

eScholarship is new and improved. The University of California's open access digital publishing platform now has a fresh look and a new array of publishing services for the University of California scholarly community and a dynamic research platform for scholars worldwide.

Previously known as UC's eScholarship Repository, the new eScholarship offers a robust scholarly publishing platform that enables departments, research units, publishing programs, and individual scholars associated with the University of California to have direct control over the creation and dissemination of the full range of their scholarship.

eScholarship publication types

UC-affiliated scholars, editors, and research unit administrators can publish the following original works in eScholarship:

  • Journals

  • Books

  • Working papers

  • Conference proceedings

  • Seminar/paper series

eScholarship also continues to provide deposit and dissemination services for previously published articles or "postprints."

New services, enhanced functionality

The relaunch of eScholarship brings new opportunities for digital publishing to the University of California and offers substantially improved services for previously supported publication types.

Books published in eScholarship are now eligible for a combined digital/print publication service, courtesy of UC Publishing Services (UCPubS), a joint program of UC Press and the California Digital Library. In addition, eScholarship now offers conference lifecycle support, including mechanisms for proposal submission, program display, and the ultimate publication of proceedings.

Much of the site redesign has been focused on improving the quality of access to eScholarship publications. The site is optimized for Google searches; PDFs can be viewed and searched in their entirety without download; and research can be shared easily through third-party social networking sites and RSS feeds.

These new services and tools all add up to a vastly enhanced experience for authors, editors, and publishing program directors--and for the researchers who seek out their work.

What can UC authors expect from publishing with eScholarship?

  • Digital publication of original scholarship

  • Digital dissemination of previously published materials

  • Manuscript and peer-review management systems

  • Significant reduction in time to publication

  • Author retention of copyright

  • Clear institutional affiliation and context

  • Increased citation rates*

  • Perpetual access and preservation services

  • Full-text search and display

  • Comprehensive usage data

  • Free setup, training, and publishing support

Who is using eScholarship?

Among its many services, eScholarship supports the original publication of more than 20 peer-reviewed journals, including:

  • California Agriculture (UC Davis)

  • Journal of Transnational American Studies (UC Santa Barbara)

  • Nutrition Bytes (UCLA)

  • Places (UC Berkeley)

  • San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science (UC Davis)

  • Western Journal of Emergency Medicine (UC Irvine)

"We have used eScholarship to manage, edit, and publish the online journal San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science," says Dr. Samuel N. Luoma, SFEWS editor-in-chief. "We simply could not have succeeded in bringing this information to scientists, the public, and policy makers without the open access and high degree of professionalism provided by eScholarship."

eScholarship also provides access to publications from nearly 250 research units and publishing programs across UC, including:

  • Center for Conservation Biology (UC Riverside)

  • Center for the Study of Democracy (UC Irvine)

  • Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)

  • Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities (UC Berkeley)

  • International and Area Studies Publications (UC Berkeley)

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography (UC San Diego)

  • Santa Cruz Center for International Economics (UC Santa Cruz)

About eScholarship

Initiated in 2002 as a collaborative development effort between the Berkeley Electronic Press and the California Digital Library, eScholarship now houses over 30,000 publications with more than 9 million downloads to date. The rate of usage of these materials has grown dramatically in the past 7 years, now often exceeding 170,000 full-text downloads per month.

eScholarship is a project of the Publishing Group of the California Digital Library and a showcase for the group's open source search and display technology development. eScholarship's publication submission system was originally developed and is still maintained by the Berkeley Electronic Press.