About Digital Commons @ Ryerson
Digital Commons @ Ryerson
Digital Commons is Ryerson’s institutional repository for collecting, preserving, and providing online access to research and teaching materials created by the Ryerson community. Content is openly available to anyone on the web. You can find theses, dissertations, articles, technical reports, working papers, conference papers, etc. within the repository.
The Importance of Institutional Repositories
By archiving your article in Digital Commons, or any open access repository, your research will have increased visibility, usage, and impact. By making your article open access via Digital Commons, you will help to provide equitable access to materials that only wealthy nations and institutions are able to afford.
Digital Commons welcomes new collections and individual contributors.
For more information please contact Marina Morgan.
Post your research (journal article, conference paper, etc)
If you have unpublished work, conference papers etc. the Digital Commons repository can act as a medium to provide open access to research you have done while at Ryerson. When submitting an article for publication to commercial publishers, consider reserving rights to post material to the Ryerson Digital Commons when signing publishers agreements. This is now a common practice among academics, but you usually have to ask the publisher to receive this right in your contract.
Host a journal
Digital Commons is built upon a professional journal-publishing platform that supports a full peer-review process. Journals can be entirely open access, partially open access, or be offered under a paid subscription.
Plan a conference and store conference papers
Digital Commons can be used as a complete conference-hosting site. Calls for papers, accommodation and travel information can be shared and final papers can be published through Digital Commons.
Please see the Digital Commons FAQ for other questions.
For more information about any of the above, please contact Marina Morgan.For more information about copyright, please see our copyright pages.