Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the difference between ScholarWorks@BGSU and Selected Works?
  2. What type of content can I submit to ScholarWorks@BGSU?
  3. How can I find out more about hosting a journal, planning an event/conference or building an openly accessible e-textbook within ScholarWorks@BGSU?
  4. How do I submit material to ScholarWorks@BGSU?
  5. Can I post an article published in a journal?
  6. Can students submit their work to ScholarWorks@BGSU?
  7. How do I revise a submission?
  8. Can related files (sound clips, data sets, etc.) be posted alongside a published article?
  9. 1. What is the difference between ScholarWorks@BGSU and Selected Works?

    ScholarWorks@BGSU is a repository that showcases the scholarly and creative works of the entire University. Entries are primarily organized by school, department or program.

    Selected Works pages present the work of individual authors, in the form of a personal web page. You can edit your own Selected Works page, and use the “Collect Bepress Content” button to link to your material uploaded to ScholarWorks@BGSU. See this page for more details about SelectedWorks.

    2. What type of content can I submit to ScholarWorks@BGSU?

    ScholarWorks@BGSU accepts a wide range of digital formats, including text, images, video, and audio files. Possible types of content include:

    Articles
    Books
    Book chapters
    Book reviews
    Conference proceedings
    Creative works
    Data sets
    Editorials
    Lectures and seminar series
    Letters to editors
    Multimedia files
    News articles
    Technical papers
    Peer-reviewed journal articles
    Presentation materials
    Reviews
    Software
    University documents
    Working papers

    3. How can I find out more about hosting a journal, planning an event/conference or building an openly accessible e-textbook within ScholarWorks@BGSU?

    Some information about journal hosting, including a proposal form, is available here. For questions about any other project that ScholarWorks@BGSU might be able to help with, either fill in the details here, or contact the team directly at ScholarWorks@bgsu.edu.

    4. How do I submit material to ScholarWorks@BGSU?

    Email us at ScholarWorks@bgsu.edu - you can send us your post prints (see below) and/or your C.V.

    5. Can I post an article published in a journal?

    Some publishers allow the final, published version of an article to go into an institutional repository, but most only allow the post-print.

    A post-print is the version of the article after changes made by the peer review process, but before the publisher has made adjustments to the formatting. Essentially, copyright law states that the publisher owns the final design elements of the paper (the way the text is aligned in columns, the selection of font etc.) but the actual intellectual content is still the property of the author.

    Sending any of your post-prints along with your C.V. means that ScholarWorks staff will be able to upload those documents immediately, and then look through your C.V. for any publishers which allow the final, published versions of articles to be included in an online repository. ScholarWorks staff will look for these online, and then add them to ScholarWorks.

    6. Can students submit their work to ScholarWorks@BGSU?

    Students can submit work to ScholarWorks@BGSU only as part of a specific course or degree requirement that is sponsored by a faculty member.

    7. How do I revise a submission?

    To revise a submission that has been posted to the repository, just contact ScholarWorks@bgsu.edu with the new version.

    8. Can related files (sound clips, data sets, etc.) be posted alongside a published article?

    They certainly can. Just let us know which items should be alongside which papers, and we’ll make sure the files are available in the same place.

    Please be sure that there are no permissions issues related to use of the associated material. Sometimes, especially with images, permission to use the material needs to be obtained before the material can be posted.

    Also note that where possible, items such as images, charts and tables that are referenced in the document are best included directly in the article itself.