Frequently Asked Questions


Can all my publications be deposited in Rowan Digital Works?

No. Journal articles, book chapters, or conference papers must be designated as open access (freely available to view worldwide) in order to be deposited in Rowan Digital Works as Faculty Scholarship. In most cases this means they have an Open Access statement and a Creative Commons license. For more information see our Open Access Fact Sheet.

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Can I deposit my publications in Rowan Digital Works myself?

No. The librarians need to review all publications to make sure they meet our guidelines for inclusion in the repository. If they meet the guidelines, the appropriate librarian will upload them to RDW.

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What about Accepted Manuscripts or Pre-Prints?

Yes, we will consider the accepted manuscript or pre-print version of a publication for deposit in the repository if the publisher allows it. You must supply a PDF copy of the version without publisher branding or final editing, and it will be watermarked Accepted Manuscript. For more information please see our Scholarly Communication Guide.

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What about Posters or Presentations from conferences held at Rowan University?

Rowan Digital Works includes content from a growing number of faculty and student research conferences and symposia. If you would like to include your poster or presentation in RDW, please contact us at rdw@rowan.edu for more information.

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Can I post a reprint from a journal?

It depends on what the journal allows, which is usually specified in their agreement with the author. If it would not violate copyright to post the reprint on your repository site, you're welcome to send it to us. Determine who publishes the journal and then consult SHERPA RoMEO.

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