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Digital Commons

Guide to Digital Commons at Montclair State University

Reasons to submit your work

As an institutional repository, Montclair State University Digital Commons is a hub to showcase the breadth of research and scholarship at Montclair State University. Contributing your work to our institutional repository will greatly increase the discoverability and accessibility of your work. The benefits of contributing your work to the Montclair State University institutional repository are:

  1. Increased visibility of your work through search engine optimization, including Google Scholar and major search engines.
  2. Increased accessibility of your scholarship through unique, persistent URLs that will eliminate the concern of “dead links” on other web sites.
  3. A centralized location for all of your scholarship – both published and unpublished, as a compliment to existing print and electronic publications. Supplemental content can be uploaded to provide additional information and context.
  4. Ability to create reports to indicate timely impact of your work, including views, downloads, and how your work was found.
  5. Ease of publicizing your work through mailing lists, social media buttons, and RSS feeds.

How do I submit my work?

While we encourage all eligible individuals to submit their works to Digital Commons, we are required to abide by publisher guidelines for the sharing and dissemination of works that are under copyright. As such, if a PDF is uploaded that is currently under copyright, we may not be able to approve its posting.

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