Submission Process For Research Papers

Create an Account

You will need an account to make your submission. To do so, click on the “My Account” link in the upper right of the screen. Follow the instructions. An email will be sent to you with instructions to complete the process and activate your account. Only when your account has been activated will you be able to submit your Research Paper.

Submitting Your Research Paper

Go to Click on the "Submit Research" link in the lower left of the screen.

Article Title

Please enter the title using Headline Capitalization--e.g., The Scholarly Communication Crisis. It should be entered exactly as you want it to appear on the final version.


Include an email address in order to receive monthly notification of download statistics.

Degree Name

You must select one. If you do not see your degree name, send an email to with the name of the degree.


Choose the Department granting your degree.


Use Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial
E.g., Smith, John L.; Jones-Smith, Laura A.

Publication Date

Use month and year fields only. For month, select May, August, or December.


Keywords are used to help readers discover the article via search engines. Enter up to six key descriptors that you feel best define the content of the work. Individual terms or phrases should be separated by commas.


The abstract should be a concise description of the research paper. You have the option of pasting or typing the abstract into the text area of the submission form.

Upload File

Microsoft Word files are preferred. They will be converted automatically to a pdf. Direct submission of pdf files is also acceptable. To upload your file, click the radio button next to “Upload file from your computer,” and then click the Browse button. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the location of the document on your computer, and select it. The specifics for doing this will vary depending on your system. If you are running Microsoft Windows, and you're have trouble locating your document after clicking the Browse button, be sure that the setting at the bottom of the dialog is set to show files of all types.

Additional Files

Click the box here to upload supplementary files, such as multimedia, video, or audio files. Follow the instructions.


When the preceding steps are complete, click on the Submit button at the bottom of the screen. This completes the submission process.


If you experience any problems with your submission, contact, and include your name and the nature of the problem.