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This guide will help you to become more familiar with Penn's institutional repository, ScholarlyCommons, and the various services provided by the ScholarlyCommons team.

Faculty Assisted Submission

If you are Penn-affiliated faculty, we will check and add your works to ScholarlyCommons for you! Just send us your CV or list of publications and our team will go through your publications, determine copyright/permissions for every work, contact publishers for permission on your behalf, and post permitted materials to your departmental collection in ScholarlyCommons.

Please note that we will review permissions for all of the works in your CV, unless otherwise instructed. Given publisher policies, we may not be able to post all of your works to ScholarlyCommons, or we may only be able to post a specific version of a work (see FAQs for more information). To ensure your ability to post the maximum number of works to ScholarlyCommons, we encourage you to keep your preprints and postprints when you publish!

Send us your CV for Faculty Assisted Submission

Using Your Permissions Results
In addition to having your works posted to ScholarlyCommons, you may use the results from this permissions process to populate your profile on social media sites like, ResearchGate, Twitter, Facebook, and other online platforms, as well as your departmental website. We strongly recommend linking to your works on ScholarlyCommons, as opposed to uploading duplicate copies. To learn more about what you should consider when posting to platforms like and ResearchGate, [[visit our Sharing Your Work guide]].

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Submit to ScholarlyCommons

Make your works discoverable through ScholarlyCommons, Penn's openly accessible institutional repository. Take advantage of Faculty Assisted Submission by sending us your CV or list of publications (faculty only), submit materials yourself, or set up a consultation to discuss your digital project. 

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