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OA Publishing @ SJSU (ScholarWorks)

All about SJSU ScholarWorks, SJSU's institutional repository, and Open Access for university community members

Copyright and Self-Archiving Policies

SJSU ScholarWorks staff check the copyright and self-archiving policies for every item on your CV to determine which items we can make available to the public. We check for publisher policies in the SHERPA/RoMEO database, but we will also consult publisher websites and other sources to determine the applicable policy. 

SJSU ScholarWorks staff may contact you to request a pre-publication version of a specific article such as the version you initially submitted to the publisher. These versions are commonly known as pre-prints. Publisher policies can be quite specific, so we may need to request a specific version in order to share your work on SJSU ScholarWorks while complying with these policies. 

Benefits for Faculty Authors

Participating in SJSU ScholarWorks provides faculty members with tools to promote and share your scholarship, and to track and document the impact of your work:

  • Detailed download statistics including monthly reports and an author dashboard
  • Alternative metrics that track when your work appears in the news or social media via PlumX Metrics
  • Increased visibility for your work in search engines, including Google Scholar
  • Supported by the library - email your CV to