The Research and Scholarship Repository showcases the research and scholarship of our university. Scholarly materials include, but are not limited to, articles, presentations, posters, reports, reviews, book chapters, podcasts, music, artwork, interviews, and more. The institutional repository also houses theses and dissertations, capstones, and directed research work across disciplines.
The repository recognizes and manages a large number of file format and mime types. PDF, Word, XLS, PPT, JPEG, and MPEG are some of the most common.
The general guidelines for submissions are:
The full-text version of a publication that can be made available in the Research and Scholarship Repository depends on the publisher's policies. In most cases, the publisher permits the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) version to be included in the repository. Many publishers will also permit posting the final Published PDF version. You may need to negotiate your author rights before signing your publishing agreement. For more information, see our guide:
The diagram below shows the different versions of a publication produced during the publication process:
Author's Original / Pre-Print is the version of the article before peer-review or editing, as submitted by the author(s) to the journal.
Author's Accepted Manuscript / Post-Print is the version of the article accepted for publication including all changes made as a result of the peer-review process but excluding the publisher typesetting and logos.
Publisher's Version / Final PDF is the reviewed, edited, formatted and typeset version of the article, including any tagging, indexing and other enhancements by the publisher.
In general, we recommend saving a copy of your Author Accepted Manuscript, or depositing a copy in the Research and Scholarship Repository at the time of publication.
If you need to obtain a copy of your Author Accepted Manuscript, contact your publisher or visit the Direct2AAM site for instructions:
Before you sign your publishing agreement, you can also include an Author Addendum to be sure that you retain certain rights such as distributing your publication to colleagues or students and including in the TXST Research and Scholarship Repository.
Negotiating the rights to access and sharing does not impact the overall decision by the publisher. It is an opportunity to negotiate upfront how you would like to use your work after it is published. A publisher can choose to decline the author addendum, and you can still publish your work, but it does help to know your rights and that you are the copyright holder until you transfer those rights, with the ability to negotiate.