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Task 4: Share Your Research in the Institutional Repository

This task focuses on increasing access to your scholarly work. Studies suggest that openly accessible research generally receives more citations than research that can only be accessed via subscription.

You can make your research openly accessible in a variety of ways--by archiving early drafts in a repository like arXiv, by depositing your research data in repositories like GitHub or figshare, by publishing in an open access journal, or by sharing your research online after publication in a traditional journal.

To assist with any of these strategies, the WSU Libraries provides local publishing solutions via Research Exchange, a digital repository where WSU researchers can house their publications, presentations, educational and research materials. In this task we invite you to make use of Research Exchange to increase access to your research.

Add Previously Published Work to Research Exchange

To get started with Research Exchange, do the following:

  • Update your CV
  • Send your CV to with a note indicating that you would like the WSU Libraries to add your publications to Research Exchange, copyright permitting.

The WSU Libraries will do the following:

  • We will review your CV for publications where the publisher permits authors to post the final "version of record" online. For these publications, we will post full-text copies to Research Exchange.
  • We will ensure compliance with publisher policies by checking Sherpa RoMEO and publisher websites or by contacting publishers directly. Note that we encourage you to use these methods as well before posting to sites like
  • We will create a faculty profile for you to feature your research.
  • We will send you a list of publications where posting online is permitted but only for a particular version of the work (usually the copy of the article after peer review but before final layout and branding). Note that these restrictions currently apply for publishers including Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, Wiley, Sage, and Springer.

At this point, you can do the following:

  • Send the WSU Libraries any copies of post-prints that you would like to add to Research Exchange.
  • If necessary, request DOIs for datasets or items that you've deposited in the repository.
  • Check usage of your work in Research Exchange. Download and page view statistics are available at any time.
  • When you publish, send us a note and we'll lay out options for posting your work after publication.
  • Add permanent links from your faculty webpage to your publications in Research Exchange.
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