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Information for ScholarWorks Contributors

Interested in contributing to ScholarWorks? There are two ways you can go about it:

  1. Let’s have a conversation: Provide us general information about the material you’d like to contribute and we’ll get back to you.
  2. We’ll do it for you: If you have a number of scholarly articles or monographs to contribute, provide us with a list of citations. We’ll add the citations to the Faculty Bibliography where appropriate, and investigate publishers’ policies to see what content can be added to ScholarWorks.

Keep in mind…

  • ScholarWorks collects and preserves the intellectual and cultural capital of the California State University. All items must have been produced at least in part at Fresno State.
  • You must have the legal right to submit material. This means you must hold the copyright and/or you must have permission from all copyright holders. We will contact you for your signature on a content use agreement as part of the process.
  • If you are submitting a scholarly article, check your publisher’s policy on self-archiving in institutional repositories. Some publishers allow you to submit the final published version. Others allow you to submit other versions, such as pre-prints (your manuscript as submitted) or post-prints (your accepted manuscript after it has been through peer review, but without the publisher’s layout and formatting).
  • If you are the copyright holder, you have the option to assign a Creative Commons license to your content. Creative Commons, or “some rights reserved” licenses, are a way you can give permission to others to redistribute and re-use your work under certain conditions. This is optional, you are not required to assign a Creative Commons license.
  • For now, ScholarWorks is separate from the Fresno State Faculty Bibliography. The Faculty Bibliography contains only citation information for published items, whereas ScholarWorks contains the content of scholarly articles and other items. If we can’t include an item in Scholarworks for permissions reasons, we may add citation information to the Faculty Bibliography.

Learn more by reading the ScholarWorks Overview.