Faculty and staff have two options for submitting research or creative work – assisted deposit or do-it-yourself (DIY) deposit. Please look at the table below and decide which option is best for you and your materials.
ScholarWorks@UARK is not a preservation platform. Although we strive to provide a stable website, we cannot guarantee preservation and access in perpetuity. We urge contributors to keep digital and physical copies of contributed items. If you would like to learn about options for long term preservation, please contact the University Archivist.
If you want to submit a paper that has been published, please check your publishing agreement to find out which version – if any – you are permitted to post in an open access repository.
|Assisted Submission||DIY Submission|
|Process||Contact the Scholarly Communications team (email@example.com), provide the files, and the staff will post materials for you.||Follow the instructions below to create an account and post your files. Contact the Scholarly Communications team (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.|
Papers that have not been published, presentations, conference papers, posters, lectures, images, audio recordings, videos.
|Papers that have not been published, conference papers, posters, scripts/notes for lectures or presentations, images.|
|File types accepted||MS Word, PDF, PowerPoint, MP3, MP4, JPEG, PNG, links to YouTube videos, links to Kaltura videos.||MS Word, PDF, PowerPoint, JPEG, PNG.|
In order to make your files (text, images, audio, video) accessible, please follow the instructions in this guide.
Please click the link to unfold the instructions for posting your material. Contact the Scholarly Communications team at email@example.com if you have questions.
You can upload these file types: MS Word, PDF, PowerPoint, JPEG, PNG. If you want to submit MP3 or MP4 files, please contact the Scholarly Communications team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ScholarWorks@UARK does not host research datasets. For assistance with data, visit the Open Data library guide and contact the Data Services Librarian.
If you want to submit a paper that has been published, please read your publishing agreement to find out which version – if any – you are permitted to post in an open access repository.
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Go to ScholarWorks@UARK
Click the login button, then click the sign-up button and create an account using your uark.edu email. If you already have a ScholarWorks@UARK account, simply click the login button.
Sign up for the ScholarWorks@UARK account by completing the Create Account form. The system will send you a confirmation email with instructions for finalizing your account. Please follow those instructions.
To submit your work, log into your account, then go to the ScholarWorks@UARK homepage.
From the ScholarWorks@UARK homepage, do the following –
Author Agreement – Read the agreement and click the checkbox to sign it. If a paper or presentation has multiple authors, only one of them needs to sign the agreement.
Enter information about the work you want to upload. Please complete all the relevant fields. If a paper or presentation has multiple authors, please add all their names by clicking the green plus sign (+).
Publication Date – Use the date of your presentation or the date you completed the current version of the work that you are uploading.
Keywords – Enter terms that a person might use to search for information about your topic, e.g. US Civil War, robotics.
Disciplines – From the menu, choose one or more disciplines/categories for your work. The more specific, the better.
Abstract – Enter your abstract or a brief summary of the work.
Comments – Add additional information about the work that may be useful to web visitors. If you are submitting a version of a published paper, make sure your publishing agreement allows you to do so. Then, enter the statement that the publisher requires. (See the example below).
Publication Status – Indicate whether or not this work was published.
Embargo - You may choose an embargo, meaning that only the abstract and other key information will be visible in ScholarWorks@UARK until the embargo automatically expires. If you choose No Embargo, the information and the file will be visible to all web users as soon as Scholarly Communications staff reviews your submission.
Additional Files – Check the box if you have additional files, e.g. PowerPoint slides to accompany a conference paper.
Upload File – Click the source from which you will upload the main file and select the file to upload it.
Creative Commons License – If you wish, you may apply a Creative Commons license, which specifies how others may use your work. For more information, see the Creative Commons library guide.
Supplemental Content – If you checked Additional Files in the previous step, here is where you will upload them, one at a time. When you finish, click the Continue button.
Submit – Click the submit button.
You have completed the DIY submission process. If you chose an embargo, only the abstract and other key information will be visible in ScholarWorks@UARK until the embargo automatically expires. If you did not impose an embargo, the information and the file will be visible to all web users as soon as Scholarly Communications staff review your submission.
Contact the Scholarly Communications team (email@example.com) if you have questions.
Join the community of authors and creators who share their research, creative work, and teaching materials in ScholarWorks@UARK.
Reasons for sharing your work in an open access (OA) repository:
For more information, visit the Open Access library guide.
Why choose the repository ScholarWorks@UARK: