If you work, research, or study at Iowa State University, you can provide free and open access to your scholarly and creative works through ISU Digital Repository.

How to Submit Your Work

All ISU faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit their work to the repository.

Send a copy of your CV or a publication list to digirep@iastate.edu to get started.

Copyright Considerations

Our Digital Repository staff will check the copyright of your published works, reference your publisher’s self-archiving policies, contact your publisher if needed and upload a copy of your work to the repository. Email digirep@iastate.edu to start the process.

Why Share Your Work?

Sharing your work through ISU’s Digital Repository has many benefits, including

  • Open Access Impact: Material in the Digital Repository is open and free for the public to access which means it gets read and cited more often than research behind a paywall.  
  • Stability: Every item in the Digital Repository is given a stable, permanent URL, making it easy to find, cite, and share.  
  • Statistics: The Digital Repository provides authors with metrics such as download counts that provide insight into scholarship impact.

Types of work we accept

We accept scholarly work, both unpublished and published, by current faculty, staff, and students of Iowa State University as well as contributions from emeriti faculty members.

We accept

  • Journal articles and manuscripts
  • Conference proceedings, presentations, and posters
  • Technical reports and white papers
  • Book chapters
  • University publications
  • Extension publications
  • Creative components
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Images, audio, and video files

Have research data to share? Learn about sharing and preserving data and ISU’s open data repository, DataShare.

Published works include:

  • Conference proceedings and presentations
  • Scholarly articles including manuscripts
  • Monographs
  • Reports and working papers
  • Book Chapters
  • Historic university and extension publications

Unpublished works include:

  • Conference papers and posters
  • Creative Components
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Audiovisual materials
  • Artwork
  • Blog posts

If you want unpublished works included in the repository, submit those items to the Digital Repository along with citation information about when and where items were presented.

Copyright Considerations

Reach out to our digital repository staff for copyright agreements of published works like journal articles or book chapters.

For unpublished scholarship like conference posters and blog posts, you as the author retain copyright ownership and can share freely.