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Another Way to OA @ FIU: Take These Steps

Publish your scholarly work as open access and at no cost to you in FIU's institutional repository

   Find Out What Your Publisher Allows

When you publish an article in a journal, you often sign a publishing agreement. Publishing agreements vary by publisher and each publisher requests a different set of publishing rights to your work. While some publisher's agreements restrict what the author can do with their published article, most publishers will allow the author's accepted manuscript  to be deposited in an Institutional Repository.

What will my publisher let me do with my article?

There's a couple ways you can check:

  1. Review the agreement you signed with your publisher.
  2. Review the journal's website.
  3. Use a tool like Sherpa/Romeo to search for specific publisher and journal policies. 

If none of these options yield the answer you are looking for, you can always contact library staff who can assist you in navigating publisher policies. 


    Submitting Directly to Digital Commons

  1. Find the Department/Center/Program/Publication you would like to submit to on Digital Commons Collections List.
  2. Select "Submit Your Work" from the side bar on the right hand side.
  3. You will be prompted to login with your Digital Commons account. If you don't already have an account, you can create one on the My Accounts tab or login via the FIU Portal using your FIU email and password on the My Accounts tab.
  4. Review and sign the submission consent form.
  5. Complete all required elements on the submission form.
  6. Attach your file.
  7. Submit.

Please remember when submitting your work, you must comply with all copyright and licensing agreements with journals/publishers.

Mediated Deposit

Digital Commons staff may also be available to assist you in uploading your research to Digital Commons. All you need to do is send your CV. Digital Commons staff will review your body of work, check copyright for your work and determine what can be placed in Digital Commons. Email CVs to Jill Krefft

   What is an Author Dashboard?

The Author Dashboard is a personalized reporting tool for authors with works published in Digital Commons or SelectedWorks. As an author, you can easily access your dashboard to view real-time download information for every work you publish and explore your readership at a global level.



What is included in the Author Dashboard?

Information included in the Author Dashboard:

  • Readership Map - Visualizes global downloads of all work in Digital Commons
  • Download Reports - Detailed download information including downloads by: Individual Work, Date, Institution, Country, and Referrer sites.
  • Share functionality - Share your entire dashboard with others by giving them a guest link - no password or login is needed. Direct them to a specific work and/or date range using the options above.


How Do I Access My Author Dashboard?

A link to the Author Dashboard is available on your My Account page within Digital Commons and SelectedWorks. To access the dashboard:

  • If not logged in, first click the My Account tab on a Digital Commons or SelectedWorks site, then enter the email address and password associated with your bepress account log in. You can login using your FIU email and password in the FIU Portal portion of the My Accounts Page.
  • Once you are logged in, click Author Dashboard in the Dashboard Tools section on your My Account page to view your dashboard.

You may also access the dashboard using a link in your monthly readership email without first having to log in.