Frequently Asked Questions

What sort of materials can I put in the repository?

The Scholars’ Repository is a great place for pre-prints, unpublished research papers, reports, presentations, student scholarship, and creative works. The repository can also support multi-media formats such as videos, podcasts, and other digital scholarship projects.

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What are the benefits of putting scholarly and creative works in the repository?

Scholarship in the repository is indexed by search services such as Google, making it accessible to a wide audience. The repository provides an optimal place for archiving UNH scholarship for long-term access, promotes authors’ rights to control their intellectual property, and encourages Open Access to research.

Depositing your eligible pre-prints in the Scholars’ Repository can increase the discoverability of your research, result in higher citation rates, and drive more traffic to the final version of your paper.

For works that are not published elsewhere, the Scholars’ Repository provides stable urls and structured metadata to make sure your research outputs are readily available to the public and remain searchable and accessible far into the future.

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If I post something in the Repository, can I still publish it?

Many journals do not have any restrictions on working papers that preceded an article, especially if substantial revisions were made. Many also allow for the posting of pre-prints. You should check your author agreement with the journal to confirm that there is no problem with leaving the working paper or pre-print on the site. The repository would constitute noncommercial use.

Assuming the working paper does remain on posted in the repository, it is a good idea to include the citation to the published article on the cover page of the repository working paper or pre-print. Please contact the repository administrator to request this change. If you are unsure of how to find out what the policy of a particular journal is, contact us at

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How do I revise a submission?

To revise a submission that has been posted to the repository, contact the repository administrator with the new version.

If the submission has been submitted, but not yet posted, you may revise it via your My Account page:

  1. Locate the article on your My Account page, and click the title.
  2. Click Revise Submission from the list of options in the left sidebar.
  3. Enter your changes in the Revise Submission form, and click Submit at the bottom of the page to submit your changes. (You only need to modify the portion of the form that corresponds to the changes you wish to make.)

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How can I submit a multi-part file, such as multiple chapters for a book?

Combine all the sections together as one Microsoft Word file or PDF file and submit that.

To make one PDF file from multiple files, open the first PDF file, then choose Document>Insert Pages from Acrobat's menus to insert the second file (indicate it should go after the last page of the first file), and repeat for all documents. The result will be one compound PDF file which may then be submitted.

If you feel that the one large PDF file might be too large for some people to download, we suggest that you submit the consolidated file as the full text of the article, and then upload the separate chapters or sections of the document as Associated Files. These files will appear on the web page alongside the complete document. For more information about uploading associated files, see below.

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Can I post related files (sound clips, data sets, etc.) alongside the published article?

Yes. The bepress system refers to these supplementary items as Associated Files. You will be prompted to submit Associated Files when you upload your submissions. The name of the files you upload will appear on the web site along with your short description of it. Viewers must have the necessary software to open your files; that is not provided by the bepress system.

Please be sure that there are no permissions issues related to use of the associated material. Sometimes, especially with images, you must write a letter seeking permission to use the material before it can be posted.

Also note that where possible, items such as images, charts and tables that are referenced in the document (or otherwise an integral part of the document) should be included directly in the article itself and not posted just as associated files.

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