By contributing to Digital Commons, you can receive the following benefits:
Check SHERPA/RoMEO to see if you are allowed to include pre-prints and post-prints of articles after submission. SHERPA/RoMEO lists publisher policies.
This Wikipedia page summarizes the policies of some publishers and journals. Check the journal website to confirm the current policy.
See also Harrison W. Inefuku's "Pre-Print, Post-Print or Offprint? A guide to publication versions, permissions and the digital repository."
As a contributor to Digital Commons, you have access to readership statistics for your published items. In order to access these reports, you must create an account in Digital Commons. To create an account, go to Digital Commons and click on My Account --> Create a new account. You must use the same email address your works are connected to.
You will be able to see:
For detailed information, see the instructions from bepress, the creator of Digital Commons.
Digital Commons is an Institutional Repository platform that enables institutions to manage, display, and publish scholarship online. At Sarah Lawrence our Institutional Repository houses collections from the College's faculty, students, and staff.
Who can contribute? Current faculty, students, and staff. If you are interested in submitting your work, please contact Abby Lester.
Sarah Lawrence College Faculty may contribute unpublished conference presentations, research, or creative works. They may also want to contribute select pre- and post-prints of articles.
As of May 2015, a majority of master's theses and capstones are published in Digital Commons @ Sarah Lawrence. For more information, visit the "For Graduate Students" page.
As of 2019, all senior thesis projects are submitted to Digital Commons with approval of faculty advisors. Any other undergraduate student work must be recommended for Digital Commons by a faculty member OR originate from an official student publication. For more information, visit the "For Undergraduate Students" page.
What can I submit?