Faculty and student submissions must meet the following guidelines in order to be included in DigitalCommons@EMU:
- The work must be produced, submitted, or sponsored by EMU faculty, researchers, current students, staff, academic units, or research centers or institutes.
- The work must be creative, scholarly, or research oriented, and merit preservation and dissemination.
- The work should be in digital form. If parts of the item require different file formats, ideally all of the digital pieces will be provided as a set. (For example, a PDF document, with its associated data file(s).)
- The author must be willing and able to grant Eastern Michigan University the right to preserve and distribute the work via the DigitalCommons@EMU.
- A work can be co-authored by EMU-affiliated authors with non- EMU authors. The material’s EMU-affiliated co-authors are responsible for securing any necessary permission agreements from non-EMU authors before content is posted in DigitalCommons@EMU.
- Bibliographic citations or abstracts alone are not accepted without the referenced works.
Individual departments and schools may develop additional guidelines regarding what intellectual output from their unit’s authors or creators they wish to archive in DigitalCommons@EMU.
Possible types of content include:
- Published articles where copyright allows (including pre/post prints
- Conference proceedings and papers
- Presentation posters and papers
- Books and contributions to books (where copyright allows)
- Journals hosted by Eastern Michigan University
- Creative works
- Datasets (scientific, demographic, GPS, etc.) and other ancillary research material
- Web-based presentations, exhibits, etc.
- Audio and visual materials
- Any other form of creative or research output that can be technically loaded to the repository
- Dissertations and Master’s Theses
- Master’s Capstone Projects (upon faculty advisor or department head/school director recommendation)
- Honors Senior Theses