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ScholarlyCommons Guide: Author Help


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Accents and Symbols Using Windows ALT Codes

You may also use Windows Alt Codes to enter special characters and symbols. Each of the following resources has instructions for doing so in addition to lists of alt codes.


Review the FAQ page of this guide for more general questions about ScholarlyCommons or the Policies page of this guide for more information on what types of submissions are accepted.

See the Instructions for Submitting page of this guide for step-by-step instructions on preparing your submission, filling out the submission form, and revising your submission.

I submitted my work, but I don't see it posted in the series.

When I download my work, the cover page does not appear.

Some of the information about my paper is incorrect.

I would like to deposit my paper in ScholarlyCommons, but I don't have the original work.

Where can I find my Author Dashboard and view my statistics?



Adding HTML tags to words, numbers, phrases, etc. in your title will tell the program to give that word (etc.) a special format. The "tags" should go around the word, number, phrase, etc. that you would like to format. Some common HTML tags and examples of what they do are as follows:

<strong>bold</strong> = bold

<em>italic</em> = italic

n<sub>2</sub> = n2

n<sup>2</sup> = n2

MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE THE TAG. Think of the tags like bookends. They should go on either side of the word, number, etc. you want formatted; if you start a tag, such as <strong>, make sure you close it with its other corresponding "bookend", </strong>.

Ex. I would like to make <strong>all of this text bold</strong>.

→ will become →

I would like to make all of this text bold.

Special Characters

If you have special characters (e.g., ä, é, β, ñ, etc.), you will need to replace the special character with an HTML code. Some common replacements are as follows:

Special Character Replacement HTML Code*
´ (acute accent)          &Xacute;  
` (graveaccent)          &Xgrave;
ˆ (circumflex accent)          &Xcirc;
¨ (umlaut)          &Xuml;
˜ (tilde)          &Xtilde;

*Put the desired character in place of the "X" in the Replacement HTML code above. For example, &eacute; would become é. &Ntilde; would become Ñ.

If the character you need to use is not in this table, go to Special Characters in HTML for more special characters, Greek letters, math symbols, etc. and their corresponding codes. Entering Special Characters Once you find the special character you want to use, you put it IN PLACE of the original character. For example,

  • the HTML special character code for é is &eacute;
  • the word Publiée would be entered into the title field as Publi&eacute;e
  • the accented “e” is replaced by the HTML code, but the rest of the letters stay the same.