5 Reasons to Add Your Work to the JMU Scholarly Commons

Posted on: July 29, 2022

Find out how you can increase the visibility and accessibility of your work by adding it to JMU’s institutional repository, JMU Scholarly Commons

By adding your work to JMU Scholarly Commons:

  1. More people will read it. Posting your work to the JMU Scholarly Commons allows it to show up in a Google Scholar or Google search, and it’s not hidden behind a paywall. That means more eyes on your work from readers around the world! 
  1. More people will cite it. Studies have shown that publishing open access articles can increase citations to your work!
  1. It’s free to use! Scholarly Commons is an open access institutional repository. That means readers don’t have to pay, and neither do you!
  1. It doesn’t have to be the only place your work appears: Some journals allow you to add previously published papers to an institutional repository. We can help you figure out if your published works can also be added to the Scholarly Commons.
  1. It’s stable: If you have conference proceedings, white papers, or academic works that you would like to make available for researchers (or to link from a resume or CV), consider putting them on the Scholarly Commons. Not only does this create a stable link, but you will also benefit from the university’s infrastructure to help manage and preserve your scholarly products.

Did you know?

  • Over 23,690 JMU faculty, staff, and students have published in the JMU Scholarly Commons since it was established in 2011.
  • Readers worldwide have downloaded items from Scholarly Commons over 3 million times since 2011, including nearly 1 million downloads in the last 12 months!

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Need help? Contact dc_admin@jmu.edu.

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