About ScholarWorks at WMU
ScholarWorks, the repository of scholarly works contains actual content - uploaded articles, papers, posters, newsletters, images, etc. by WMU faculty, students and staff. It is intended to be a permanent archive. Authors who contribute content directly accept an online submission agreement stating that they hold the copyright to the work or have been authorized by the copyright holder(s) to upload the work for distribution, and agree to permit this permission to be posted in ScholarWorks@WMU.
The repository provides a platform for publishing and displaying journals. Currently there are over 50 years of Reading Horizons in ScholarWorks, eight years of The Hilltop Review, and one new journal Teaching Writing, with the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy preparing to publish its first issue in the fall of 2012. More open access journals from WMU faculty are in the planning stages.
The repository can also be used to manage submissions for a conference or other event, including organizing accepted submissions into a schedule. The International Congress on Medieval Studies is using the system and has made all previous congress programs available in the archive.
The SelectedWorks Author Gallery enables WMU faculty, staff and graduate students to easily create individual Web pages that include an online curriculum vita with publications, presentations, awards, areas of specialty, etc. Links can be made to full text where it is available.
Authors receive a report on the number of times any full text material has been downloaded.
Institutional Repositories (IRs) bring together all of a University's research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research. IRs are an excellent vehicle for working papers or copies of published articles and conference papers. Presentations, senior theses, and other works not published elsewhere can also be published in the IR.