Add Your Work

The Texas State University Scholarship repository provides open, online access to the University's research and scholarly work to showcase and preserve for future generations, promote new models of scholarly communication, and to help deepen community understanding of the value of higher education. 

For more information, see the Submissions page or the FAQs.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance with submitting your items: uscholarship@txstate.edu 


Quick Submit

Looking for a faster submission option? Use the Quick Submit form to quickly upload your work to be included in the TXST Digital Collections Repository. We'll process the items for you, enter the metadata information, and email you the permanent link once online.

Quick Submit Form


Self-Submit

  • Go to the University Scholarship repository
  • Click to "Log In" (top right corner) with your NetID and Password
  • Select "Start a new submission"
  • See the Guide and Instructions below for more information

First-Time User Guide for Submitting Items

The First-time User Guide offers instructions on logging in, viewing and editing your profile, and subscribing to monthly usage statistics reports received via email.

Submission Instructions

The Submission Instructions document is a reference tutorial for uploading your items to the University Scholarship repository. 


Types of Submissions

The University Scholarship repository showcases and provides access to the research and scholarship of our university community. Submission types include articles, conference materials (posters, papers, presentations), reviews, books, chapters, reports, artwork, online journals, conference proceedings, and audio/video (e.g., podcasts, interviews, etc.). For more information, see the Submissions page or the FAQs.


Which Version of a Publication to Include

The full-text version of a publication that can be made available in University Scholarship depends on the publisher's policies. In most cases, the publisher permits the Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) version to be included in the repository. Many publishers permit posting the final Published PDF version.  

The diagram below shows the different versions of a publication produced during the publication process: 

publication process


Definitions: Publication Versions

Author's Original / Pre-Print is the version of the article before peer-review or editing, as submitted by the author(s) to the journal.

Author's Accepted Manuscript / Post-Print is the version of the article accepted for publication including all changes made as a result of the peer-review process but excluding the publisher typesetting and logos.

Publisher's Version / Final PDF is the reviewed, edited, formatted and typeset version of the article, including any tagging, indexing and other enhancements by the publisher. 


How Do I Know Which Version is Allowed?

Sherpa/Romeo is a free online resource that aggregates and analyzes publisher copyright and open access policies from around the world on a journal-by-journal basis. It includes which version(s) are permitted to deposit in an author's institutional repository such as University Scholarship. 

In general, we recommend saving a copy of your Author Accepted Manuscript, or depositing a copy in University Scholarship at the time of publication. If you need to obtain a copy of your Author Accepted Manuscript, visit the Direct2AAM site for instructions or contact your publisher.

Before you sign your publishing agreement, you can also include an Author Addendum to be sure that you retain certain rights such as distributing your publication to colleagues or students and including in the University Scholarship repository. For more information, visit SPARC Author Rights or contact us: uscholarship@txstate.edu


Additional Information

For more information, to deposit your work, or questions about the University Scholarship repository or the Research Data repository, please contact Laura Waugh, Digital Collections Librarian (lwaugh@txstate.edu) or uscholarship@txstate.edu

Additional resources and information can be found on the University Libraries Scholarly Communications: Getting Started guide.