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Last Updated: May 21, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Using ScholarlyCommons

Review the Author Help page of this guide for more information on troubleshooting your submission to ScholarlyCommons or the Policies page of this guide for more information on what types of submissions are accepted.

How do I create a ScholarlyCommons account?

How do I submit materials to ScholarlyCommons?

How can research units join ScholarlyCommons?

How do I browse for content in ScholarlyCommons?

How do I search for content in ScholarlyCommons?


Joining ScholarlyCommons

ScholarlyCommons can host a variety of different series to meet your research center, unit, or department's needs. This tab will give you an idea of what ScholarlyCommons has to offer and how your series will be created. Please email to request a series consultation.

Types of Series

Standard Series

Journal Series

Conference Series

Book Series

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Individual Penn researchers can become involved in ScholarlyCommons in a variety of ways. First, check to see if your department, center, or unit is already participating in ScholarlyCommons (see the collections page for a current list).

Yes, my department is a participant

Great! You can start depositing right away. We have a few options for you to add content.

  Self Deposit

Please view the Instructions for Submitting page for step-by-step instructions on how to submit to ScholarlyCommons.

  Assisted Deposit
  • Send your CV to We will help you get started!
  • If you have an assistant or ScholalryCommons administrator in your department, we can train them to deposit your materials (recommended).
  • If you do not have an assistant or administrator, the Penn Libraries can evaluate and deposit materials for you. Note that this process may take some time, depending on with whom you have published and what rights you have retained as the author.

No, my department is not a participant

Contact, and we will work with your department, center, or unit to create a space for you on ScholarlyCommons.

I am hosting a conference/event or interested in starting a journal

Please see the Types of Series and Set Up tab to learn more about the types of series in ScholarlyCommons. Once you have reviewed the materials, contact and we will work with you to set it up!


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