The University Libraries Center for Scholarly Communication operates the Academic Commons repository as a service to provide universal open access to Stony Brook University research, scholarship and creative work. Works in Academic Commons are: freely accessible online, regularly backed up, easily discoverable via search engines, and assigned a permanent URL so they can always be found.
What Academic Commons means for the Stony Brook University community:
A home for your scholarship
Academic Commons is the University's central service for sharing your work. In addition to research articles, you may use Academic Commons to self-archive your manuscripts and other materials. Academic Commons supports a variety of file formats, and we encourage you to deposit related materials with your texts (including data, images, audio and video).
Enhanced discoverability and impact for your work
When you deposit your work in Academic Commons, it becomes visible to colleagues around the world through Google Scholar and other indexing services. Higher visibility leads to higher rates of citation and impact. When you post early versions of your work, before publication, you establish intellectual priority sooner.
Expanded access for your colleagues
Academic Commons is an open access repository. There are no costs or other barriers to accessing the content shared in Academic Commons.
Deposit Your Work
If you are a current faculty member, student, or staff member of Stony Brook University, we invite you to contribute to Academic Commons. See the handy Depositing Your Work Quick Start Guide (PDF)
As an Academic Commons contributor, you can:
- receive monthly usage statistics for your items in the repository.
- provide colleagues around the world with easy access to your work.
- create automatic feeds from the repository to your website.
- fulfill some funder public access requirements.
Academic Commons supports deposit of digitally formatted content such as: articles (including pre- and post-prints), conference papers, datasets, dissertations, fictional works lecture notes, monographs, multimedia creations, presentation slides, statistical instruments, technical reports, theses, working papers.
Who We Are
Academic Commons is an initiative of the University Libraries Center for Scholarly Communication. Visit our websites to learn more about our work with faculty, students, and staff to increase the impact and utility of research and scholarship produced at Stony Brook University.
The Center for Scholarly Communication team is available to assist you with all aspects of this process. For help, please contact Darren Chase, Head of the Center for Scholarly Communication.