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 Contributor Agreement Form. You will only need to fill this out once as it will be kept on file and applied to all future works you submit.
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 co-authors.
You can find the form here: Contributor Agreement Form
Many different types of scholarly work can be submitted to Scholars @ Bentley. They include, but are not limited to:
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 inputting a journal title or publisher name. You may find instructions on our Permission Checks page. Bentley librarians are also available to help you conduct copyright checks. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 email@example.com.
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.