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Academic Works is CUNY's central repository to preserve publications and materials that demonstrate scholarship and teaching. The repository is an essential storage unit for scholarly materials that remain searchable by web search engines. Materials are s

What is a repository?

CUNY Academic Works

CUNY Academic Works is an open access institutional repository dedicated to collecting and providing worldwide access to the research, scholarship and creative work of the City University of New York. In service to CUNY’s mission as a public university, content in Academic Works is freely available to all.

Academic Works is QCC and CUNY's institutional repository. It is our showcase for our scholarship, creative works, and more.  

Increase the readership of your scholarship and how often your work is cited! CUNY Academic Works is a new platform to make your scholarship available to a wider audience of scholars and the general public.

As an academic author, you have more rights than you think. Most journal publishers allow you to self-deposit (upload) your work into a university institutional repository. CUNY’s institutional repository is Academic Works.

How does this work? It’s easy to create an account with CUNY Academic Works. Once you have set up your account, consult your CV, and check the policies of the journals you have published in at SHERPA RoMEO, a website devoted to providing this information. Publishers usually allow you to self-deposit a version of your article, typically the final, accepted manuscript after peer-review, often available for you to share within a half-year after publication.

The more often your work is read, the more often it is cited. Your article in Academic Works is easily found by Google Scholar. More importantly, now readers can get access to your article without restriction. Academic Works provides all contributors with monthly reports of how often your articles are downloaded, a great benefit that documents the impact of your work.

(Thank you to Prof. Monica Berger whose work aided in the creation of this guide https://libguides.citytech.cuny.edu/cunyaw)

 

What CUNY Academic Works can do for you.

CUNY Academic Works is an open access institutional repository dedicated to collecting and providing worldwide access to the research, scholarship and creative work of the City University of New York. In service to CUNY’s mission as a public university, content in Academic Works is freely available to all.

A service of CUNY Libraries coordinated by the Office of Library Services at CUNY Central, CUNY Academic Works provides for the preservation and dissemination of a full range of scholarship, including faculty research such as articles and conference presentations; educational materials; student works such as theses, dissertations, and prize papers; scholarly journals published by or associated with the University; digitized archival documents from CUNY’s libraries and special collections. Included works are selected and deposited by the individual campus in consultation with the Office of Library Services.

Questions? Please contact Bill Blick.

Submitting to CUNY Academic Works

 

Submitting to CUNY Academic Works

Current CUNY faculty, students, and staff are invited to submit works to the repository. Upon submission, a work will be:

  • More discoverable by search engines such as Google, Google Scholar, and Bing
  • Hosted on a secure server and given a persistent URL to ensure long-term access
  • Freely accessible to the public, including researchers around the world who may have limited access to scholarly works

Any individual or group interested in submitting content is encouraged to contact Bill Blick.

The submission process consists of the following steps:

  • Login to CUNY Academic Works or create an account if this your first time submitting content
  • Read and accept the Submission Agreement
  • Provide information about yourself and any co-authors, as well as the work
  • Upload your electronic file and associated files, if any(Special Thanks to Prof. Monica Berger of New York College of Technology, whose work aided this text)

Before you submit:

  • Identify one or more of your scholarly or creative works to submit to CUNY Academic Works. Only submit completed works (whether in manuscript or final formatted form), not works in progress. Once content is submit to CUNY Academic Works it should not be removed except in cases where legal or moral rights are violated.
  • For each work, be sure you have the right to make it publicly available online.
    • Journal articles: Consult your publishing agreement and/or SHERPA/RoMEO, a site that identifies publishers' default copyright policies. For future publications, consider submitting an author's addendum in order to retain copyright to your work. Try the Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine
      • Most publishers require you submit the accepted manuscript (version after peer review but before publication). Open Access Button has a great resource for authors who use publisher portals to help them find their accepted manuscript. 
    • Book contributions: Consult your publishing agreement or inquire with your publisher. Get some helpful hints from the free online guide, Understanding Rights Reversion, released by the Authors Alliance.
    • Other content types: Many content types, such as conference presentations, can be added to the repository without seeking additional permissions.   
    • How Can I Share It? is a useful tool for looking up publisher policies and also includes look up by article DOI! 
  • For each work, we recommend you have the following: (1) title, (2) brief, informative abstract, (3) descriptive keywords (max. 10), and (4) an electronic copy of the file.
  • (Special Thanks to Prof. Monica Berger of New York College of Technology, whose work aided in this guidehttps://libguides.citytech.cuny.edu/cunyaw )

Sign up and Register!

Sign up and register for a free account here!

You can begin to upload submissions to be considered for inclusion in the repository.

 

 

Your Academic Works Liaison

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Please contact Professor Bill Blick in the library at wblick@qcc.cuny.edu or 516-281-5778 with any questions related to the repository and to learn more about how your work: syllabi, images, ppts, papers, publications, and open education resources can be included and made accessible to the public.