PDXScholar Reaches 2 Million Downloads

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We are excited to announce that PDXScholar has passed the 2 million download mark!

PDXScholar: The Institutional Repository of PSU Scholarship

PDXScholar is an online archive for PSU-authored articles, textbooks, journals, conferences, reports, data sets and dissertations/theses. It maximizes research impact, facilitates interdisciplinary research, and expands the reach of Portland State University scholarship worldwide. PDXScholar hosts:

Map of PDXScholar downloads worldwide
Readership data © 2017 bepress, Map data © 2017 Google

Student Impact

Cover of textbook
Sanders, Robert, “Leyendas y arquetipos del Romanticismo español, Segunda edición (2017). Open Access Textbook.

PDXscholar hosts student-run, peer-reviewed publications, such as Anthós, The Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs, and McNair Scholars Journal. Students gain early career experience in publishing research, and they can showcase their scholarship. Nearly 1,000 students have used PDXOpen textbooks in their classes, and students have saved over $100,000 by using these free online textbooks tailored for PSU classes.

Worldwide Connection

In addition to preserving the intellectual output of our community, scholars across the globe use PDXScholar to find Portland State research and connect with each other. Tina Anctil, associate professor and chair of the Counselor Education Department, explains:

“Seeing the global impact of my work has been both exciting and humbling. One of the most interesting exchanges I’ve had was from a doctoral student in Kenya who contacted me to discuss my research. We scheduled a Skype conversation that lasted for an hour of substantive conversation about her dissertation study, including a portion that she modeled from one of my prior studies. This impact is rarely seen from a journal publication, so it’s been very satisfying to me as a scholar.”

Cover of Anthos journal
Anthós is a student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal

Submit Your Work

PDXScholar provides a consistent, long-term home for work created at Portland State University. Faculty, students and staff can be assured that their scholarship is preserved in perpetuity when placing links on résumés or websites. Add your scholarly works to PDXScholar, and help us reach the next million mark!

Submitting published works is easy:
Email Digital Initiatives Staff

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