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Last Updated: Feb 19, 2015     Views: 62

Sharing Your Work

You may wish to share your work with other colleagues in your field. You may even want to share your work as widely as possible. There are many ways in which to share your work:

  • Creative Commons: The Creative Commons allows enables authors and creators to allow others to make certain uses of their work without asking for permission. The Creative Commons licenses are based on the idea that creators can keep some of their rights while choosing to share the rest.
  • Personal Web Pages: You can post articles or links to your research from your personal web page. However, you must make sure your publisher author agreements allow for this type of scholarly sharing.
  • Open Access Journals: Open access journals are freely available on the Internet and do not charge for access to their materials. By publishing in an open access journal, you can ensure that your research will be openly available to your colleagues and students. For more information on Open Access, please see our Open Access Guide or our page on OA at Emory.
  • Subject or Discipline Repositories: Many disciplines and research areas have online repositories where you can deposit data, abstracts, and pre- and post-print versions of your articles. These repositories include PubMed Central for biomedical journal articles, arXiv for mathematics and physics articles, CogPrints for research in the cognitive sciences, RePEc for Economics research, and ICPSR for social science articles and data. Again, you must make sure you negotiate your author agreements to ensure you can share your work.

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