You’ve done your research, and now you’re ready to share it with the world. At Duke University Libraries, we help you publish and archive your work online so that it is available for others to use in the future.

Open Access Publishing & Archiving

In 2010, the Duke University Academic Council adopted an open access policy to enable readers from around the world to access scholarly articles by Duke faculty for free. To make your works available for open access via the DukeSpace repository:

  • Upload your works into the Elements system, an online platform provided by Duke University Libraries that helps Duke faculty document and manage their publications. Files uploaded here (which can include articles as well as supplementary data) are deposited in DukeSpace.
  • The works you upload into Elements also will appear in your Scholars@Duke profile, Google Scholar and other websites that draw from DukeSpace or Scholars@Duke.

In addition, Duke faculty who want to publish works in an open access journal that charges publishing fees to authors may request financial support to help cover these fees if they meet university criteria.

For questions about these or other issues related to open access scholarship, or to request assistance with making your work open access, contact Open Access staff or the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communications. We would be glad to assist you in making your work available in the appropriate open access venue.

Electronic Theses & Dissertations

The Graduate School requires every student to make his or her thesis or dissertation available online, both through UMI/ProQuest and DukeSpace. Read about how to submit your thesis or dissertation.

Online Journal Publishing

Interested in starting your own journal? Duke University Libraries provides support for members of the Duke community who want to publish their scholarly journal online via the Open Journal System.