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 persistent URL so they can always be found.

Deposit Your Research and Scholarship

If you are a current faculty or staff member of Columbia or one of its affiliate institutions, we invite you to contribute your research and scholarship to Academic Commons. Emeritus and retired faculty may also deposit research and scholarship produced at Columbia. Students can deposit selected works with the approval of their degree program or faculty advisor.

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

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 Columbia University Libraries. 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.


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