Scientific American and Others Link to Chapman University Digital Commons
In mid-September, Scientific American published a story called “How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language“, wherein they linked to the accepted manuscript for Dr. Terence Burnham’s article “Disfluent Fonts Don’t Help People Solve Math Problems” on the Chapman University Digital Commons. The story was also translated into Spanish on Scientific American’s Spanish website, translated into Russian and reposted on Geektimes.ru, and reposted in English on Salon. Because of all of these sites linking to our Digital Commons, Dr. Burnham’s article was downloaded over 1,200 times in the last month! Previously, the article had only been available behind a paywall on the publisher’s site, but posting the accepted manuscript for free in the Digital Commons has exposed it to a much wider readership. This is just one example of how works in the Digital Commons can have a global-spanning impact.