If you have not done so already, start by creating an account profile on Scholars @ Bentley.
Note: Your account will help you track submissions and downloads; please avoid making duplicate accounts for a single author.
In order to add your scholarly work to the repository, you must complete the Student Work Permission Form. Each submission to the repository must be accompanied by this signed form.
Please read this form very carefully as it outlines all of the responsibilities that you have as the contributing author, including those regarding copyright and FERPA.
You can download a copy of the form here: Student Work Permission Form
Please ensure that your signature on the form is hand-written; we are unable to accept typed signatures at this time. You may scan a signed copy and email it to email@example.com to be approved. Alternatively, you may bring a printed, signed copy to the Library Services desk and a staff member will scan and upload the form for you.
Before submitting work to the repository, please ensure that it meets the criteria for acceptance.
You can find a list of approved categories here: Student Work Guidelines for Scholars @ Bentley
In most cases, student work should be submitted under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
Note: If you are submitting a published work, please pay particular attention to copyright and ensure that you have the right to submit to an institutional repository. We highly recommend using SHERPA/RoMEO, an online tool that helps you to locate relevant copyright information by journal title or publisher name. You may find instructions on our Permission Checks Page.
Self-submission through Scholars @ Bentley is a very easy process! You will fill out a form with information about your work, and upload your files. A few items of note:
Submission pages for all collections may be found here: Submit Research
If you have any difficulty with submission, or questions about the metadata you are asked to provide, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you submit a work to the repository it will be reviewed by the Scholars @ Bentley team and then posted to the site.
All posted submissions will be issued a stable link that you can use to share your work online. Posted submissions will also become part of the Digital Commons network and can be searched alongside works from hundreds of other academic institutions.
As a contributor, you will have access to an "Author Dashboard" which you will see linked when you log into your bepress account. This will allow you to track views and downloads of all of your posted content with date and location information.
We encourage contributors to add work to the repository on a regular basis! Please contact the Scholars @ Bentley team if you require any assistance with submission.