Scholarly Publishing

Library of the Health Sciences

Submit your work to the Scholarly Commons, UND's institutional repository, and make it accessible to anyone anywhere.


UND has it's own institutional repository, which is a database containing intellectual works created by UND faculty, staff, and students. This database, the Scholarly Commons, is a website that is publicly accessible, or open access, meaning that anyone can access, read, and download the pdfs within it.


Some considerations when uploading your work to the commons:


  • We recommend that you place a Creative Commons license on anything you upload to the Scholarly Commons to communicate to your readers how you'd like your work to be re-used. See the tabs at left for more info on Creative Commons licenses.


  • Consider including a forwarding email somewhere on the pdf of your work so that interested readers can contact you


  • Be sure that you own your work. If you have published your work elsewhere, it is possible you no longer have the right to publish that work again in another place like UND's Scholarly Commons. Most publishers do allow pre-prints or rough drafts of work they publish to be posted on institutional repositories, and you can check most journal's policies about posting pre-prints on a database called SHERPA/RoMEO.


How to submit your work to the Scholarly Commons

UND's Scholarly commons is a relatively new institutional repository, and the process for submission is evolving (especially during our current pandemic context). You currently have several options:


Submission via the School Of Medicine's Library Resources

Library Resources has historically uploaded works created within the School of Medicine and Health Sciences on behalf of our students, faculty, and staff. Currently we are experiencing some staffing and workflow changes which are impacting our capacity to field submissions at this time:

Current options

1. We are happy to accept your submissions and add them to our queue to be uploaded in the near future.

2. If you have student workers, we can work together with the Chester Fritz Library to train your student workers to upload your department's projects directly onto the Scholarly Commons.

*we also reccomend that anything you upload to the Scholarly commons be licensed with a creative commons license to facilitate equitable access to and reuse of information. See the tabs at left for more info on Creative Commons licenses.


Please contact Devon Olson, Research and Education Librarian, or Jess Gilbert Redman, Online Resources and Services Librarian, within the SMHS Library Resources, if you have questions about submitting your work to the Scholarly Commons.


Submission via the Chester Fritz Library

You can submit your work to be uploaded to the Scholarly Commons via the Chester Fritz library using this online submission form. Contact Zeineb Yousif, the Chester Fritz Digital Initiatives Librarian, about this process and the current timeline for submissions to be uploaded. Also see CFL's Scholarly Commons FAQ page  for more information.