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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.
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A centralized location for all of your scholarship – both published and unpublished, as a compliment to existing print and electronic publications.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.
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