There are lots of reasons to make your scholarly work openly available for anyone to read and use, even if you’re still going to publish with a subscription journal or traditional publisher.
Duke has open access policies to help make this possible from a legal perspective – both for faculty and graduate student authors – and Duke Libraries support several repositories where you can deposit your work, make it open access, get a permanent citable link, and know that it will be preserved in the future. Once your publications or data are in a Duke repository, they’ll be also linked from your Scholars@Duke profile, further increasing their visibility, and making it easier for others to find, use, and cite your work. Some undergraduate programs also make it possible for students to post their work publicly on Duke repositories.
Different programs have different policies and processes for making publications and data available via Duke’s repositories. Please see the relevant information below for information about your program.
If you’re a Duke researcher, you can deposit and share your work here:
DukeSpace (for scholarly publications)
- Faculty and academic staff
- To deposit scholarly articles, books, or other research publications, log into your Elements account, and follow these instructions to upload your publications and link them from your Scholars@Duke profile. More information about open access via Elements and DukeSpace is available on these pages.
- Scholarly articles authored by Duke faculty since 2010 may be made openly available via Duke’s Open Access Policy. For other publications, you must own the rights or otherwise be authorized to share your work openly via DukeSpace.
- For questions or assistance, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Graduate Students
- For most graduate students completing theses or dissertations, see this information on the Graduate School web site.
- For students pursuing Masters degrees in the Nicholas School of the Environment, contact Cynthia Peters, Assistant Dean for Student Services, for more information.
- For students pursuing a Master of Public Policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy, contact Genille Anderson, Director of MPP Student Services and Program Development, for more information.
- For students pursuing a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from the Graduate Liberal Studies department, contact Kent Wicker, Assistant Director, for more information.
- Undergraduate students
- For undergraduate students completing Honors Theses, contact your department’s Director of Undergraduate Studies for more information.
- Faculty and academic staff
There are also many open access repositories that are focused on disciplines or types of data in addition to the depositor’s institution. Search this directory or consult your subject specialist in the library to learn more about the repositories that best fit your needs. If you’re looking to deposit data instead of publications, the re3data (Registry of Research Data Repositories) and FAIRsharing databases can help you find the one that best fits your need.