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About ScholarWorks

What is ScholarWorks? 

ScholarWorks is the Open Access Institutional Repository that makes the intellectual output of the Walden University community publicly available to the wider world. By highlighting the scholarly and professional activities of our students and faculty, ScholarWorks' rich repository encourages new ideas, preserves past knowledge, and fosters new connections to improve human and social conditions. 

Why contribute?

  • Fast worldwide dissemination of your work 
  • Indexing on Google, Google Scholar, and other specialty academic search engines 
  • Increased visibility for research and teaching activities 
  • Full-text search 
  • Permanent unbreakable URLs 
  • Safe long-term archiving 

What to contribute: 

Publications that: 


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Contribute your work to the repository

ScholarWorks is a great platform to get exposure for your work. Hundreds of researchers visit, view, and download publications in our institutional repository each day.

We are looking for more faculty submissions to build the ScholarWorks collection. Any published research or scholarly writing is eligible for consideration. We can include your work in the ScholarWorks collection two different ways:

  • We can host the full text of your article or paper directly within ScholarWorks (if copyright allows, see below).
  • We can include a citation, abstract, and link to your publication, so that your work is discovered when scholars search within ScholarWorks.

Publications that can be submitted

As the author of a work you are the copyright holder unless and until you transfer the copyright to someone else in a signed agreement. Any peer reviewed articles or creative works that you completed while at Walden University are eligible, depending on the publisher’s policies.  


If the journal article is published expressly in an Open Access journal, you may freely deposit the publisher’s version. Otherwise, the permission to deposit your work depends on the publisher's agreement with the author. Permissions for many publishers can be found by searching your journal’s name at SHERPA RoMEO. Many publishers will allow you to deposit a "preprint" or "postprint" version of the article, but not the publisher’s version. If you are unsure of your copyrights and permissions, you will need to contact the publisher to obtain the original publishers agreement that will state which version can be used. In these situations, if you have the postprint and feel comfortable making it available, then you are encouraged to submit it to the Repository.

How to submit publications

  1. Navigate to the area where your work belongs on ScholarWorks,
    i.e. School of Psychology Publications, or Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

  2.  Click Submit Work from the left sidebar

  3. The first time, you will need to Create an account, or log in if you already have an account.

  4. Read and accept the User agreement

  5. Fill in the fields on the submission form, and upload your work.

  6. Once your submission has been received and accepted by the Repository administrator, it will appear on the site.

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More on copyright

Authors retain Copyright ownership for works submitted to the Repository, e.g. unless otherwise indicated, the author of a work is the copyright owner and reserves all rights granted under US Copyright Law. Please remember that all creative or scholarly works are protected by Copyright law regardless of whether or not Copyright notice appears on the work.

Some exceptions:

  • Authors may choose to modify their rights using a Creative Commons license, which may permit uses beyond typical Fair Use scenarios.
  • Digitized material from the Library’s physical collections are in the public domain. 
  • Previously published articles that may have been published under Open Access terms, which allows for further re-distribution.