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Open Access

Submitting your work

The library now offers mediated deposit. Simply send an email to justin.white@utrgv.edu with your paper(s) and we will do the rest! We will contact you if there are any questions about deposit rights. 

If you prefer to self-deposit your work, you can go to the Faculty Publications and Presentations collection for your department and click the Submit Research link on the left sidebar.

Open Access benefits both researchers and learners, and facilitates the systems of scholarly communication by assisting in the unrestricted access to all research and scholarship. The University Library is interested in partnering with the members of the UTRGV community who are interested in making their work Open Access.

Archiving your pre-print or accepted manuscript in the institutional repository will greatly enhance the impact of your work, particularly in parts of the world that rely on open access copies of new scholarship. Items in the repository are harvested by Google Scholar, Unpaywall, and other aggregation services.

What versions can I submit?

Be sure you understand what version of your article you're submitting to the Institutional Repository. Most journals only allow the pre-print and accepted manuscript (both formatted in typical double-spaced, 12 pt font). If you only have the publisher's version of an article you'd like to deposit, you might need to contact the publisher for permission. In my experience, they are usually accommodating. 

Image credit: Ryan Regier, CC BY. Book image by Benny Forsberg.

Two step solution:

  1. Use https://dissem.in/ to search your name. Find your works and what version you can submit.
  2. Use Direct2AAM to find the appropriate version from your journal.

Finding your accepted manuscript

ScholarWorks: Recent submissions

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