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JMU Scholarly Commons: Welcome

A repository service provided by JMU Libraries

What is JMU Scholarly Commons?

JMU Scholarly Commons is a resource for sharing the scholarship and activities of the James Madison University community. These materials include papers, presentations, data sets, images, and multimedia items.

Browse or search JMU Scholarly Commons

Why Contribute to JMU Scholarly Commons?

As an institutional repository, JMU Scholarly Commons is a hub to showcase the breadth of research and scholarship at James Madison University. Contributing your work to JMU Scholarly Commons will greatly increase the discoverability and accessibility of your work. The benefits of contributing your work to JMU Scholarly Commons are:

  • Increased visibility of your work through search engine optimization, including Google Scholar and major search engines.
  • Increased accessibility of your scholarship through unique, persistent URLs that will eliminate the concern of “dead links” on other web sites.
  • A centralized location for all of your scholarship – both published and unpublished, as a compliment to existing print and electronic publications. Supplemental content can be uploaded to provide additional information and context.
  • Ability to create reports to indicate timely impact of your work, including views, downloads, and how your work was found.
  • Ease of publicizing your work through mailing lists, social media buttons, and RSS feeds.

For more information please consult the full JMU Scholarly Commons Collection Development & Preservation Policies.

What Types of Materials are Eligible?

JMU Scholarly Commons accepts content that meets the following guidelines. These guidelines are subject to change.

  • The work must be produced, submitted, or sponsored by JMU faculty, researchers, or staff
  • The work must be: scholarly, educational, or research-oriented in nature; or is considered to be official communications of James Madison University
  • The work is intended to be a permanent part of the repository
  • The author and/or copyright holder is willing and able to grant James Madison University the non-exclusive right to distribute and preserve the work through JMU Scholarly Commons as well as in companion and successive systems

Contacts for JMU Scholarly Commons

JMU Scholarly Commons Administrator