Augustana Digital Commons welcomes submissions of outstanding scholarly and creative works by the students, faculty, and staff of Augustana College.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I submit my work to Augustana Digital Commons if I'm a student?

Yes! Submissions from Augustana students require a faculty co-author, sponsor, or advisor. You will be prompted to enter the professor's name when you upload your work.

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How do I submit my work to Augustana Digital Commons?
Submissions must be in digital form. If you are submitting a text document, such as a paper, please upload it as a PDF. If you are submitting an image, it should be a JPEG. To submit your work, please follow these steps:

  • From the Augustana Digital Commons homepage, click on Submit Work in the right-side menu column (under Author Corner).
  • Click on the title of collection in which you want your work to appear. (For example: "Celebration of Learning") If the collection is not listed, you must submit your work via e-mail as outlined below.
  • Click on Sign Up under Create New Account and fill out the brief form.
  • Read through the Submission Agreement and check the box at the bottom, signifying your agreement.
  • Fill out the form, upload your work, and click Submit.
  • When we receive your submission, we will publish it and notify you.
  • If you are submitting work to a collection that is not listed, please follow these steps:

    • Download and fill out the permissions form, available here
    • E-mail the permissions form, along with your work, to and note the category of content in your subject line (for example: SAGA magazine)
    • When we receive your submission, we will publish it and notify you.

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How do I revise a submission?

To revise a submission that has been posted to the repository, contact with the new version.

If the submission has been submitted, but not yet posted, you may revise it via your My Account page:

  1. Locate the article on your My Account page, and click the title.
  2. Click Revise Submission from the list of options in the left sidebar.
  3. Enter your changes in the Revise Submission form, and click Submit at the bottom of the page to submit your changes. (You only need to modify the portion of the form that corresponds to the changes you wish to make.)

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How can I submit a multi-part file, such as multiple chapters for a book?

Combine all the sections together as one Microsoft Word file or PDF file and submit that.

To make one PDF file from multiple files, open the first PDF file, then choose Document>Insert Pages from Acrobat's menus to insert the second file (indicate it should go after the last page of the first file), and repeat for all documents. The result will be one compound PDF file which may then be submitted.

If you feel that the one large PDF file might be too large for some people to download, we suggest that you submit the consolidated file as the full text of the article, and then upload the separate chapters or sections of the document as Additional Files. These files will appear on the web page alongside the complete document. For more information about uploading additional files, see below.

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Can I post related files (sound clips, data sets, etc.) alongside the published article?

Yes. The system refers to these supplementary items as Additional Files. You will be able to submit Additional Files when you upload your submissions. The name of the files you upload will appear on the web site along with your short description of it. Viewers must have the necessary software to open your files.

Please be sure that there are no permissions issues related to use of the supplemental material. Sometimes, especially with images, you must write a letter seeking permission to use the material before it can be posted.

Also note that where possible, items such as images, charts and tables that are referenced in the document (or otherwise an integral part of the document) should be included directly in the article itself and not posted as additional files.

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Can I post a reprint from a journal?

It depends on what the journal allows, which is usually specified in their agreement with the author. If it would not violate copyright to post the reprint on your repository site, you're welcome to do so. Permissions for many publishers can be found at SHERPA RoMEO.

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A working paper in Augustana Digital Commons has been published in a slightly revised form in a journal. What should I do?

Many journals do not have any restrictions on working papers that preceded an article, especially if substantial revisions were made. You should check your author agreement with the journal to confirm that there is no problem with leaving the working paper in the repository. The repository would constitute noncommercial use.

Assuming the working paper does remain on posted in the repository, it is a good idea to include the citation to the published article on the cover page of the repository working paper. Please contact to request this change.

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