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Digital Commons: Add New Publications

Upcoming SelectedWorks Transition

SelectedWorks, the platform that hosts faculty profiles, is being discontinued by the publisher effective July 2024.

What that means for UW Tacoma faculty and staff:

  • We will no longer create new profiles or update existing profiles beginning in Fall 2023.
  • Faculty and staff who wish to maintain profiles will need to create new accounts on a different platform (e.g. ORCID, Google Scholar, their UWT Directory page, etc). 
  • Existing profiles will no longer be accessible as of July 2024.

The Library is here to help faculty and staff make this transition a smooth one with the following resources and services:

  • Attend our in-person faculty workshop exploring available platforms on Wednesday, November 15, 12:30-1:20pm in TLB 115 (session will be recorded for later viewing).
  • Check out this guide, with new pages in development covering available platforms and an FAQ.
  • Schedule an individual consultation with your subject librarian to discuss the best options for you.

More information and reminders will be shared throughout the year. If you have any questions, please contact

How to Submit New Works

To submit new faculty and staff publications to Digital Commons, please fill out the following form or email with your contact information and complete citations for each work.

What Can Be Posted to Digital Commons


What we post to Digital Commons is determined by the journal polices. We will search the journal's rights statements in SHERPA/RoMEO and note In the record of any work published in a journal which version of the article we can post. They typically fall into these categories:

Version Description What's posted
Open Access By policy, the journal makes it work openly available on its site.  Link to openly available full-text article.
Publisher PDF This is the final, formatted version of an article as it appears in the journal when published. Final published version of article.
Post-print The final draft of the article submitted after it has gone through the peer-review process; usually this is a manuscript-formatted Word document.  If sent by author: Final draft of reviewed article, with out journal formatting.*

If not sent: Link to catalog record in the UW Libraries.
Pre-print The draft of the article submitted before the peer review process. Usually a manuscript-formatted Word document

If sent by author: Draft of article before review, without journal formatting.*

If note sent: Link to catalog record in the UW Libraries.

No SHERPA/ROMEO policy available We were unable to find a policy for the journal where this article was posted.  To determine which version can be posted, review the author's agreement you signed with the journal.


Since entire books are rarely made available in an open access environment, we create a record which includes:

  • A cover image and bibliographic data about the book.
  • Links to purchase the book and the catalog record in UW Libraries.
  • A link to the electronic version, if available.

Other Materials & Questions

Please contact if you have other types of materials you'd like posted to Digital Commons and/or if you have any questions.