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Building your scholarly profile

A guide to developing your scholarly profile and increasing your presence online.

Institutional Repository

DigitalCommons@UNO is an institutional repository (IR) that showcases the scholarship of UNO. As a digital platform that is optimized for search engines, this scholarship becomes widely discoverable to a global audience. There are other platforms, usually associated with specific disciplines, where you can share your work in similar ways, such as arXiv or CrimRxiv, though UNO Libraries will only be able to directly help you upload your scholarship to DigitalCommons@UNO.

If you would like your work included on Digital Commons, please contact



Keep multiple manuscript versions of your papers

Due to copyright it is not always possible to post the publisher's type-set and official version, some times called the version of record or final version, of your work online, although it may be possible to post an earlier version. It is advisable to keep multiple versions of your publications for the purposes of sharing. At UNO, we are not always able to add the final published version to DigitalCommons@UNO though we are often able to add the author accepted manuscript (also known as the post-print or accepted version).  Accepted manuscripts have gone through the peer review and revision process but are not it their final formatting.  Pre-Prints, which in many cases can be added to repositories and website, is the author's original manuscript or submitted version that has not been review or edited by the journal or peer reviewers. 

Illustration of the journal article publishing cycle

The publishing cycle shows how different versions of your manuscript (pre-print, post-print, and version of record) move through the publishing process.