Written by on March 28, 2011

DigitalCommons@CalPoly Passes the 10,000 Item Mark

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Congratulations to Joseph Lynch (Philosophy Dept) and the editors of Between the Species, whose journal helped DigitalCommons surpass the 10,000 item mark.

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The DigitalCommons@CalPoly is the university’s digital archive, providing open access to faculty and student research, scholarship, creative works as well as relevant documents created by administrative offices, departments and programs at Cal Poly.

DigitalCommons publishes campus eJournals

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DigitalCommons offers web-based journal publishing features designed to allow editors to publish a journal themselves. Turnaround time from article submission to publication is expedited and reviewers and editors can perform their work from any place with Internet access.

“We’re very excited about providing access to over 10,000 items,” said Marisa Ramirez, Digital Repository Librarian for the DigitalCommons@CalPoly. “We are thrilled to work with the editors of Between the Species, particularly since our peer-review journal software replaces Xeroxes, hanging files, parcel services and other chores typically associated with the creation of peer-reviewed journals.”

The DigitalCommons@CalPoly ranks 4th out of all DigitalCommons sites in total number of items available. Since its launch in September 2008, the site has received visits from over 160 countries and territories including China, India, Brazil, and Germany.

“With over half a million downloads, the usage of content on DigitalCommons has also been incredible,” said Michael D. Miller, Dean of Library Services. “It goes to show that there is a great interest and demand for the research and creative outputs by Cal Poly.”

About Between the Species

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Between the Species, a peer-reviewed electronic journal devoted to the philosophical examination of the relationship between human beings and other animals.

“It is wonderful and exciting to have past, current and future issues of our journal available through the DigitalCommons,” says Lynch. “Utilizing the peer review tools in DigitalCommons@CalPoly not only facilitates a much smoother internal workflow and review process, but it also allows our journal to be more visible and available to a larger audience.”

Starting an eJournal using DigitalCommons

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DigitalCommons hosts other peer-reviewed campus journals including Moebius, The Forum: Cal Poly’s Journal of History and the Honors Undergraduate Research Journal.

If you are interested in starting your own peer-reviewed publication using the DigitalCommons platform, please contact Marisa Ramirez, Digital Repository Librarian at ude.yloplacnull@41rimarm.

Help support DigitalCommons@CalPoly

To find out how you can support the DigitalCommons, contact Eileen Joseph, Library Advancement at ude.yloplacnull@hpesoje.

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