Contributor Guidelines

This page contains information about submitting work to Dartmouth Digital Commons (DDC). If you have any questions, please .


Dartmouth faculty are encouraged to add their peer-reviewed articles, conference proceedings, and other publications to Dartmouth Scholarship. Publisher permissions vary, so you’ll need to check to see what version you can legally share. Most publishers allow preprints (a version of the article that has been accepted to a journal but has not yet been formatted by the publisher) to be shared in institutional repositories. Some publishers allow a copy of the final published version to be shared. To find out, check your publisher’s website for a policy, or look at your contract. Contact us for help determining what version to post.

Unpublished works such as working papers, lecture notes, and more can go under Other Faculty Materials.


There are several student-run journals hosted by DDC. To submit your work to one of these, go to the journal’s homepage and follow the instructions there. The video Author Submissions to a Digital Commons Journal walks you through the process of submitting work and revising your submission.

Dartmouth students may post work that is not part of a course or journal to the collection for independent student projects. If you are not sure whether to put something here, please .

Some departments have students post theses and dissertations to DDC. In this case, your department will provide instructions.

Some courses may have students post work in DDC. If so, your professor will provide more information


Dartmouth Library employees should post work in the Dartmouth Library collection. Other staff should use Other Staff Materials.

Special projects

If you want to create a collection for a particular project or set of materials, contact us to discuss the details; we are happy to work with you to create an appropriate space.

How to submit your work

  1. Create or login to your account.
  2. From the homepage, go to Submit Work (on the left, under Contribute).
  3. Click on the correct space for your work (e.g. Dartmouth Scholarship if you are a faculty member with an article, or Library Staff Publications if you are a library employee). Depending on the type of work, you may be redirected to a different page or asked to contact someone before proceeding further.
  4. Follow the instructions. Keep in mind the following suggestions:
    • Disciplines: Add any that make sense for the work, including broad subject areas as well as specific ones.
    • Abstract: If you copy and paste the abstract, read it over to make sure it formatted properly.
    • Original Citation: Put the full citation for the published version, if there is one, in this field.
    • Digital Commons Citation: Leave this blank. Dartmouth Digital Commons will automatically create a citation for the version posted in the repository.
  5. When you are ready, click ‘Submit.’ We will review your submission and let you know when it is posted or if we need more information. If the version you have provided is not one that you can legally post, we may request a different one.
  6. Share your work! Post the link on your social media, website, or anywhere else you like.