About DigitalCommons@TMC

Institutional Repositories (IRs) can be used to bring together all of an institution's research under one umbrella, preserving and providing a common access point to that institution's published research, and serving as a home for discovery and access of unpublished materials ("grey literature") as well.

DigitalCommons@TMC accepts working papers, conference papers, presentations, dissertations, theses, and articles (in accordance with copyright restrictions) and also accommodates images, data, video, and other formats. It is an open-access resource, making almost all full-text content accessible worldwide.

Other services we provide include helping you publish your peer-reviewed academic journal and hosting conference/symposium workshop content.

No two conferences are the same, and the way you handle them shouldn’t have to be. We can help you design, manage the full process however it works best, whether it’s double-blind peer review or simply posting the schedule for a one-day workshop. Some of these services include manage everything from calls for papers to archived proceedings and provide custom branding and design give each event its own unique feel. Please for a consultation.

Note on Publishing Practices and Ethics

DigitalCommons@TMC is dedicated to ethical publication practices. The TMC Library hosts a variety of journals and peer reviewed content.

All hosted journals operate independently with distinct policies and are encouraged to follow the policies outlaid by COPE and ICMJE. All research that is included in a repository should follow the appropriate research ethics policies outlaid by the Declaration of Helsinki and institutional guidelines of each TMC member. All journals and repositories on the platform should maintain a policy for handling corrections, retractions, and editorial expressions of concern. We also recommend following the guidance provided by the Council of Science Editors' White paper.

Copyright note

Inclusion of already-published journal articles in the institutional repository is an extension of the author's copyright to the work. Authors depositing published work in DigitalCommons@TMC must ascertain that they are permitted to do so by the publisher. These resources can help:

SHERPA ROMEO keeps an updating list of copyright and self-archiving policies at publisher level. Search by journal title or publisher to discover each publication's copyright and self-archiving policies.

In many cases, permission to deposit your work in an open-access repository like DigitalCommons@TMC is included in your publisher's agreement without the necessity of seeking specific permission. Do be aware that ultimately it is the author's responsibility to verify what use, if any, their agreement with the publisher permits.

For more information on institutional repositories and on adding material to DigitalCommons@TMC, please contact

Selected Resources on Open Access and Institutional Repositories

OAIster: a union catalog of digital resources. Provides access to these digital resources by "harvesting" their descriptive metadata (records) using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).

Budapest Open Access Initiative

Read the original declaration of the Budapest Open Access Initiative

Gateway to all DigitalCommons Repositories: search and browse through all of the institutional repositories, journals, and personal researcher pages hosted by Digital Commons.

Visit the SPARC- Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition- website for more information on the public benefits of open access.