The library assists faculty members in optimizing the impact of their scholarship and preserving their works. Below is information intended to help you prepare and effectively enable your scholarship to be displayed on our institutional repository.
Before placing your scholarship in the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) or in the UH ScholarSpace repository, review your journal publication agreement.
If the publication agreement is not clear, or if you don’t yet have a publication agreement, reach out to the journal and request permission to post your accepted or published article to SSRN or the UH ScholarSpace repository.
Another consideration is whether a journal makes content freely accessible online, which studies have found leads to a citation advantage over publishing in subscription-based journals. To determine whether a journal is open access, consult the copyright policies on the journal 's website, or try searching for the journal in the Directory of Open Access Journals and/or SHERPA/RoMEO, which aggregates copyright policies. Note that if a journal does not make content openly accessible, you may still be able to self-archive a version of your work in the University of Hawaiʻi ScholarSpace repository as well as platforms such as SSRN.