CORE allows you to store copies of your publications, datasets, and much more, and to share those deposits widely. This will allow you to not only locate and download open access scholarly work, but it will also help you to increase your own readership.

By uploading your work to CORE, you will strengthen your digital presence, guarantee your work is archived and attributed to you, help build our open access repository, and establish a direct connection between your profile and your work.

Humanities Commons assigns a permanent identifier known as a DOI to each CORE deposit. DOIs provide persistent, citable metadata for both scholarly and creative works. This guarantees attribution to creators of CORE content, and also makes them easily discoverable because they are indexed by GoogleGoogle ScholarSHAREAltmetric, and BASE-OA. Additionally, CORE deposits can be shared with specific groups on HASTAC and Humanities Commons so that the users who are most likely to read your work are alerted to it.

What are some examples of work I can deposit in CORE?

  • Published article (see below for details)
  • Seminar paper
  • Conference paper
  • Book chapter
  • Dissertation
  • Podcast episode
  • Data set
  • Video essay
  • Syllabus
  • Works considered to be academic or scholarly

A note on copyright

If the work that you want to upload to CORE has already been published, you’ll need to make sure that you are allowed to share it as an open-access document. Check the author’s agreement you signed, to see if you retained copyright, or, if not, see if the publisher allows you to share a version of the article. You can also use SHERPA/RoMEO to check a journal’s open access and self-archiving policies (this link is also available on the CORE upload form).

When you upload your work to CORE, at the very bottom of the form, it asks you to select which Creative Commons License you’d like to apply to your CORE upload. This is important because these licenses determine what others are allowed to do with your work and whether or not you must be attributed when your work is used. 

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