Columbia University's Research Repository

Academic Commons is a freely accessible digital collection of research and scholarship produced at Columbia University or one of its affiliate institutions (Barnard College, Teachers College, Union Theological Seminary, and Jewish Theological Seminary). The mission of Academic Commons is to collect and preserve the digital outputs of research and scholarship produced at Columbia and its affiliate institutions and present them to a global audience.

Works in Academic Commons are:
  • freely accessible online.
  • regularly backed up.
  • easily discoverable via search engines.
  • assigned a permanent URL so they can always be found.
Deposit Your Research and Scholarship
If you are a current student, faculty member, or staff member, OR an alumnus, former faculty member, or former staff member of Columbia or one of its affiliate institutions, we invite you to contribute to Academic Commons. You can deposit outputs of research and scholarship you created while at Columbia.

Academic Commons self-deposit form

As an Academic Commons contributor, you can:
  • receive monthly usage statistics for your items in the repository.
  • provide colleagues around the world with easy access to your work.
  • create automatic feeds from the repository to your website.
  • fulfill some funder public access requirements.
Eligible Content
Academic Commons supports deposit of digitally formatted content such as:
  • Articles
  • Blog posts
  • Conference papers
  • Datasets
  • Dissertations
  • Fictional works
  • Monographs
  • Multimedia creations
  • Pre- and post-prints
  • Presentation slides
  • Technical reports
  • Theses
  • Working papers
CV Reviews
Faculty members and researchers at Columbia and its affiliates are invited to email their CVs to Academic Commons staff will review your CV to determine which items we can deposit in the repository for you.
Works presented at Columbia events or in Columbia-based groups
Items created for Columbia events or Columbia-based groups may be eligible for deposit in Academic Commons, even if the creator is not a Columbia affiliate. Contact us for more information.
Who We Are
Academic Commons is an initiative of the Scholarly Communication Program at the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship, which is part of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services. Visit our websites to learn more about our work with students, faculty, and staff to increase the impact and utility of research and scholarship produced at Columbia and its affiliate institutions.
Visit our Knowledge Base for more information about depositing your work, copyright, file formats, and more. Or email us at

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