Q. What are the benefits of having my papers in ScholarlyCommons?

Answer

The benefits of making your works available through ScholarlyCommons include:

  • Increased visibility: All materials in ScholarlyCommons are fully indexed in search engines like Google and Google Scholar and are additionally available through the Digital Commons Network (a discipline-specific repository search engine). This means that your materials are more easily discoverable online and appear higher in search results. ScholarlyCommons currently receives around 2.5 million downloads per year (and counting).

  • Statistics reports: Individual authors will receive access to an Author Dashboard, a personalized reporting tool where you can view real-time download information for every work you publish as well as global insights into the sources of your readership. You'll also receive a monthly readership report delivered directly to your inbox.

  • Permanent URLs: The Penn Libraries takes stewardship over all materials in ScholarlyCommons and is committed to ensuring their longevity as best it can. ScholarlyCommons provides permanent URLs for each work in the repository, which means you can link to your works on your departmental website, CV, personal website, and academic social media sites without having to worry about dead links or 404s.

  • Penn branding:  Each item in the repository is stamped with a customized cover page containing recommended citations and other information that ensures authors get credit for their work.

  • Endurance of your work: Websites are impermanent, but ScholarlyCommons is more than a typical website. The Penn Libraries takes stewardship over all materials in ScholarlyCommons and is committed to ensuring their longevity as best it can.

  • Last Updated May 17, 2019
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  • Answered By Kenny Whitebloom

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