Upload full-text scholarly work and manuscript to Digital Commons
Answered By: Elise Wong

Saint Mary's Digital Commons is an Institutional Repository that hosts content produced by and for the SMC community. Learn more about Digital Commons.

Open access platforms such as Digital Commons provide worldwide discoverability for your scholarly and creative works. See the top 10 downloads of all time.


Q: Doesn't the journal publisher prevent me from putting an article they published on our website?   

A: For most journal publishers, you are allowed to post your Author Manuscript to an institutional repository. The Library will ensure that the manuscript is copyright-compliant by checking the publisher open access policies.


Q: What version of my publication can I upload?

A: Digital Commons prefers to archive Author Accepted Manuscripts (aka post-prints), but Author Original Manuscripts (aka pre-prints) and other forms of scholarship are also acceptable. 


Q: If I don't have my manuscript, can I upload the publisher version of my article?

A: Yes you can. The Library will convert the publisher version (also known as Version of Record) into a document that doesn't contain publisher formatting.


Please contact digitalcommons@stmarys-ca.edu or askalib@stmarys-ca.edu if you have other questions.

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2023     Views: 62

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