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 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.
Login to DSpace using your UTRGV credentials.
Under "My Account" on the right sidebar, click Submissions. Click to start a new submission.
Select the Institutional Repository Collection:
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.
Two step solution: