CONTACT: Karen Vaughan, Digital Commons Manager
BENEFITS TO THE UNIVERSITY:
BENEFITS TO FACULTY:
Institutional repositories generally host articles by members of the institution that have been peer-reviewed elsewhere. But many publishers and journals now give blanket permission for self-archiving in repositories. Authors need to take advantage of this opportunity.
In addition to institutional repositories, many disciplines have their own open access repositories. Below are just a few:
arXiv: Physics preprints.
bioRxiv: Preprints in the life sciences.
PubMed Central (PMC): free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journals; the mandated repository for research funded by the National Institutes of Health
Social Science Research Network (SSRN): Abstracts and papers in social sciences.
See FAQ for discussion of ResearchGate/Academia.edu vs. Institutional Repositories