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Notes about submitting work
- Don't know your rights? Most publishers today have self-archiving policies and spell out author rights. We can help you figure this out. When policies aren't known, we'll ask the publisher for permission.
- What version can I deposit? Usually, the version you're permitted to archive is the accepted manuscript, also called a postprint. This is the final version you submitted to the publisher after peer review and revisions but before copy editing and layout. It's often a Word or LaTeX document.
- You didn't save your postprint? Are you sure? Look again. Check in your email "sent" folder. If you only have a hard copy … that’s OK. We can scan it.
- Always save your postprints. Did we mention that you should always save your postprints?
- Send it in: You don't need to wait until it's published; you can send it to us as soon as it's accepted. We'll enter it into eCommons with any required embargoes and publisher statements.
- Granting permission: We need permission from you to put your research on eCommons. That's why it's important that you request that we enter it.
Check out these sample sites
From the launch of eCommons in October 2013 to the summer of 2021, we've logged more than 2 million downloads. Check out some of the ways we can present information.
Exhibit archive: Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress
This faculty-selected exhibit featured rare and near-priceless first editions, manuscripts, galley proofs, papyri and illustrations spanning the scholarly spectrum from philosophy to physics. The exhibit archive contains photographs, commentaries and supplemental media.
Sample of a faculty member's publication
Here's a paper from Anne Crecelius, assistant professor in the health and sport science department of the School of Education and Health Sciences.
Line by Line: An open-access UD journal
This online journal of beginning student writing launched at UD in the spring of 2014.
Lab samples: Geology
This gallery of 360-degree views of mineral samples has gotten a lot of attention from other institutions in the Digital Commons Network. It allows 24-hour access to samples that students previously could only view in the lab.
Conference/event: The Social Practice of Human Rights
Every two years, the University of Dayton Human Rights Center presents this conference as an opportunity to foster scholar-practitioner collaboration, interdisciplinary dialogue, and critical introspection of human rights advocacy.
Publication archive: HonorsLINK newsletter
Here's a sampling of how we can display publications. This one features the Honors Program's HonorsLINK newsletter.
Newsletter: Past ... and Future
Here's the permanent archive of the history department's newsletter.
Music, poetry and performance together: the Dunbar Music Archive
This archive, assembled principally by Minnita Daniel-Cox, assistant professor of music, features musical settings for and readings of the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar.