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Scholars Junction: Mississippi State University's Institutional Repository

A guide to the Institutional Repository, including how to deposit your work.

Submitting Your Work

Step-by-step screenshots are available in the Help with Submission tab.

  1. Log in to your account. If you do not yet have an account, create an account here. (Use the MSU NetID link for auto account creation for MSU users.)
  2. Choose the "Submit" link from the left side bar.
  3. Choose the collection to which you want to submit. (If there is not a collection which fits your needs, please contact us.
  4. Read the Submission Agreement and choose the agreement box and the bottom of the page.
  5. Complete the submission form.
  6. Upload the file(s) and click Submit.

Who can deposit materials in Scholars Junction?

Anyone studying or working at Mississippi State University, including:

  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate students
  • Faculty members
  • Researchers
  • Clinicians
  • Staff members

Why should I deposit my work in Scholars Junction?

Depositing your work in the MSU Institutional Repository benefits you, MSU, and the general public.

  • Fulfill the requirements of your grant by ensuring free, open, perpetual access to your research.
  • Store your teaching resources, such as syllabi, reading lists, and your own original open access articles and books, and distribute them to your classes and fellow educators.
  • Enhance the visibility and reputation of your work and of MSU.
  • Preserve your department's history by depositing organizational records, event brochures, faculty CVs, and more.

What can I submit to Scholars Junction?

Scholars Junction accepts:

  • Original, completed research articles, working papers, reports, images, data, posters, presentations, recordings, etc. from MSU students, faculty, staff, researchers, and clinicians - you must hold the copyright or have permission from the copyright owner.
  • Materials related to the history and operation of Mississippi State University.
  • Materials intended and licensed for open access distribution, and reuse.
  • Open Educational Resources prepared and licensed for users to Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, and Redistribute.

We cannot accept:

  • Data containing sensitive or personally identifiable information
  • Materials for which you do not own the copyright and do not have the copyright owner's permission to deposit

File size

We impose no restriction on the file size of your contribution. However, when submitting items via the Scholars Junction web page, most connections will successfully support up to 2gb. If you have larger files, or a large collection of files, please contact us to discuss your options.

File formats

Scholars Junction supports Unlimited file sizes and types. If you experience issues with uploading files, please contact us.