ScholarWorks@Arcadia is an online, open access institutional repository that collects the research and scholarship of Arcadia University into a single place, raising the profile of the university and its researchers. Scholarship from departments, colleges, research centers, students and faculty is organized into an interconnected whole, while highlighting individual contributions. As an open access repository, ScholarWorks@Arcadia increases the impact of the scholarship it collects by making it freely available to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
What are the benefits of ScholarWorks@Arcadia?
An opportunity to publish your research within a robust academic collection.
You own the copyright while contributing research to your discipline.
Highlight your research along with the research being done in your program and at Arcadia.
Greater research impact and exposure – your work will be freely accessible online, worldwide.
Discoverable in Google Scholar and a growing number of major article and research databases.
Persistent access to and long-term preservation of your research.
How do I contribute to ScholarWorks@Arcadia?
Deposits of undergraduate and graduate research projects and theses are made via the online submission forms linked above. This form will allow you to enter the details about your work, upload the digital file, and will then send an email prompt to your faculty advisor or sponsor and the Digital Resources Librarian who will ingest the works into the repository upon approval.
For all undergraduate works, a faculty member must sponsor the paper or project for inclusion in ScholarWorks@Arcadia. For all graduate research, we require a faculty advisor to approve the works for inclusion in the repository.
It is recommended that you contact your faculty member prior to filling out the form linked above.
What types of projects and research can I submit?
Most formats of student research projects, posters, presentation, theses papers and dissertations are acceptable. Videos, image galleries, data sets, and many other options are available as well. ScholarWorks@Arcadia is a great place to archive and share your scholarship, whatever the format!
You must be a currently student of an Arcadia University program, in good standing.
Faculty sponsorship or advisor approval.
Electronic submissions only.
Immediate Release: Allows for instant access to the entire work, and is recommended. ALL undergraduate work will be published immediately.
Embargoed Release (Graduate Students Only): This delays release of the entire work for up to four years for publication or other reasons. The options are 1-year, 18-months, 2-years, 3-years, and 4-years, after which the work will be released for worldwide access in the repository. Note that a catalog record will be entered, but no document will be accessible until after the embargo period ends. Requests must be made on the submission form, and students may also petition in writing for an extension to the embargo at the end of the first embargo period. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need any assistance.
Additional Publishing Options
Removing works: If you want to have something removed from the repository, simply contact email@example.com with a written request and we will remove your item.
Updates/Changes: If you need to have an item updated, edited or otherwise changed, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Create an author’s account in ScholarWorks@Arcadia to keep track of your scholarship and gain access to article metrics tools. Click “Log In” from home page. We can help with this process.
Link your ScholarWorks@Arcadia articles to any professional profiles you maintain (e.g. ResearchGate, Academia.edu, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, etc.)