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Scholars Junction: Mississippi State University's Institutional Repository

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

Share Your Research

You may not have been able to share your research in the spring, but there's another way . . . record your presentation, finalize your poster, finish your paper, and share them with the world via Scholars Junction, MSU's institutional repository.

Once you upload your work you will receive a URL and you can share it wherever you want. It's free to access for anyone, so share it far and wide to get the largest possible audience.

For scholars with external funding, sharing your work through Scholars Junction will fulfill most funders' requirements for public access.

It's easy to get started . . .

There are several ways to contribute your work to Scholars Junction.

Method 1: Self-Service via Web Interface

Best for single items or small files.

  1. Log in to your Scholars Junction account.
    1. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.
  2. Once you have logged in, the Submissions link will appear in the sidebar under "My Account". Click this link to begin.
  3. On the first screen, you will be asked to select a collection from a dropdown menu. If the suitable collection does not exist, contact us and we will create one.
  4. The next screen asks you to describe your submission. Provide as much information as possible; the more thorough you can be, the easier it will be for researchers and the general public to find your work.
  5. The third screen asks you to describe how the item is related to MSU. Enter any and all colleges, departments or schools, research centers or laboratories, offices, or other units to which the item relates. For example, an article co-authored by an anthropology professor and a researcher at the Social Science Research Center would require the following:
  6. The next screen will allow you to upload your material. An "item" in the IR can contain multiple files; for example, when you deposit a dataset, you can also include a ReadMe file with usage instructions.
  7. The final step is to read and agree to our distribution license.
  8. Click "Submit" to finalize your submission and send it to the IR admins for approval.

Once your submission has been accepted, you will receive a confirmation email with a permanent link to your item.

You can stop and save your submission at any time - simply return to your Submissions page when you're ready to continue and finalize your submission.

Method 2: Submit via Proxy

For collections of material or large files, or if you are having trouble submitting via the web interface.

  1. Tell us about yourself and your materials.
  2. Staff will respond to you as soon as possible to arrange the transfer of files.
    1. You can either download the latest metadata template and describe your materials yourself, or work with us to create metadata.
  3. Accept the distribution license.
  4. Staff will upload your materials.