NEIU Digital Commons: Submit Your Work

A guide to submitting work to NEIU Digital Commons.

Submit Your Work to NEIU Digital Commons

To include your works in NEIU Digital Commons, please follow the steps below.

  1.     Upload your work(s) via this link:
  2.     Through that same link, upload your signed author's copyright agreement for each work, if available.

Upon receiving your work(s), we will check for copyright restrictions. At this point, we may respond to let you know that the published version may not be included in the repository due to copyright restrictions. Depending on the agreement, you may be able to submit a peer-reviewed manuscript or a pre-print of the work. If you would rather not submit one of those versions, we can still include a bibliographic citation for the work.

When we have assured copyright compliance, we will prepare the article or citation for submission to NEIU Digital Commons and provide, for your approval, a preview of your submission before depositing the work in NEIU Digital Commons.

If you have any questions about this process, please email

NEIU Open Access Opt-Out Waiver Request

Northeastern Illinois University faculty may request a waiver to opt-out of the requirements of the NEIU Open Access Policy for any given article.  Waiver requests will automatically be granted.

Why utilize NEIU Digital Commons and not social media channels?

The University of Dayton Libraries provide an excellent overview of the benefits of trusting your research and creative work to your University's digital commons rather than social media sites like ResearchGate and

To summarize their points, the NEIU Digital Commons and the Digital Commons team at the Ronald Williams Library ensure:

  1. Consistent access to your article, paper, or creative work.
  2. Protection against accidental copyright violation, which does not exist in ResearchGate or
  3. Data on who has accessed your work, where, and how many times.