Open Scholarship Highlights: December 2015 – January 2016

Open Scholarship is the repository for Washington University in St. Louis and contains faculty publications, graduate theses and dissertations, undergraduate research, journals, books, and conferences.


CIRCLE E-Book Available for DownloadCircle_cover
Integrating Cognitive Science with Innovative Teaching in STEM Disciplines is now available as an open access PDF download in Open Scholarship. Previously, the book was for sale through Amazon and iTunes. The EPUB and MOBI versions are also now freely available in Open Scholarship. 

This volume collects the ideas and insights discussed at a novel conference, the Integrating Cognitive Science with Innovative Teaching in STEM Disciplines Conference, which was held September 27-28, 2012 at Washington University in St. Louis. With funding from the James S. McDonnell Foundation, the conference was hosted by Washington University’sCenter for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE), a center established in 2011.


Ordering a Print Version of an ETD (for Students and Departments)
As of February 1, 2016, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences no longer accepts paper copies of theses and dissertations for binding. A new online system is available at, which is a service of the HF Group. More information is available in the Doctoral Dissertation Guide and Master’s Thesis Guide produced by the Graduate School. 

December 2015 statistics
Washington University Open Scholarship had 41209 full-text downloads and 64 new submissions were posted.

* The 3 most popular papers were from Law School journals—
Threats and Safeguards in the Determination of Auditor Independence (447 downloads)
Relief for Beneficiaries Suing for Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Payment of Accounting Costs Before Trial (443 downloads)
Psychiatric Effects of Solitary Confinement (441 downloads)

* The most popular collections were
Washington University Law Review (14805 downloads)
All Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) (7589downloads)
Washington University Journal of Law & Policy (4751 downloads)

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