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Touro Scholar

This guide will help you become familiar with NYMC's institutional repository, Touro Scholar, and the various services provided by the Touro Scholar team.

What is Touro Scholar?

Touro Scholar is an open access institutional repository for showcasing the scholarly output of New York Medical College, a member of the Touro College & University System. Its aim is to promote and preserve the research and scholarship of the Touro community to the public. It is maintained by the New York Medical College Health Sciences library and the Touro libraries.

Benefits

Visibility

All materials in Touro Scholar are fully indexed in search engines like Google and the Digital Commons Network (a discipline-specific search engine). This means that your materials are more easily discoverable online and appear higher in search results. Touro Scholar currently receives 22,000 downloads per year (and counting). 

Touro Scholar customized cover page for your publication

Each item in Touro Scholar is stamped with a customized cover page containing recommended citations and other information that ensures authors get credit for their work.

 

Impact and Statistics

Authors who are in Touro Scholar can receive detailed information about their works. These statistics include:

  • download counts for each publication;
  • sources of readership by country and by institution;
  • social media statistics

Download statistics by country and altmetrics

 

 

Preservation & Support

Materials will remain in Touro Scholar indefinitely, with emphasis on continued accessibility. Touro Scholar provides permanent URLs for each work in the repository, which means you can link to your works on your departmental website, CV, personal website, and academic social media sites without having to worry about dead links or 404s. 

 

Permissions Expertise

Not all publishers allow you to post your work online; we can help you to find out what you can legally share! Our librarians can also help answer questions on author rights, copyright, publishing, and permissions.

 

Branding

Collections can be customized with individual introductory text, links, banners, images, cover pages, and other options that fit your group. Journal and conference series can be further customized with unique site designs and peer review workflows. Request a consultation with us for more information.

Credits: This libguide is based on "ScholarlyCommons" by Kenneth Whitebloom, University of Pennyslvania.