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How to deposit your work in Academic Works

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Overview of Academic Works

Academic Works is CUNY's institutional repository. It is our showcase for our scholarship, creative works, and more.  

Increase the readership of your scholarship and how often your work is cited! CUNY Academic Works is a new platform to make your scholarship available to a wider audience of scholars and the general public.

As an academic author, you have more rights than you think. Most journal publishers allow you to self-deposit (upload) your work into a university institutional repository. CUNY’s institutional repository is Academic Works.

How does this work? It’s easy to create an account with CUNY Academic Works. Once you have set up your account, consult your CV, and check the policies of the journals you have published in at SHERPA RoMEO, a website devoted to providing this information. Publishers usually allow you to self-deposit a version of your article, typically the final, accepted manuscript after peer-review, often available for you to share within a half-year after publication.

The more often your work is read, the more often it is cited. Your article in Academic Works is easily found by Google Scholar. More importantly, now readers can get access to your article without restriction. Academic Works provides all contributors with monthly reports of how often your articles are downloaded, a great benefit that documents the impact of your work.

In addition to preserving your work, possibilities for collaboration open up when your work is more accessible. Academic Works showcases the scholarly and creative work of City Tech faculty, providing a bird’s eye view of our collective accomplishments.

Why submit your work to Academic Works?

Why submit your work in CUNY Academic Works?

  1. MORE READERS People can and will read you. In addition to other academics or experts in your area, journalists and other members of the general public, including your students, can now read your work. Your previously published work gets a "second life" in Academic Works where it is easily found via Google Scholar and Google. When your work is freely available, your work has significantly greater potential for public good. 
  2. MORE CITATIONS If you have more readers, you will have more citations! You can include citations to your work in your PARSE in the appendix.
  3. ARTICLE-LEVEL METRICS are available for your work that you can include in your PARSE. Article-level metrics are NOT available via Web of Science and Scopus.
  4. PRESERVATION: Your work is preserved permanently.
  5. STABLE URLs for linking to your work.

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