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Research Guides@Tufts

Scholarly Publishing


Many publishers now allow authors to deposit a pre-print version or the accepted (post peer-review) version of their article into an institutional repository like the Tufts Digital Library or a disciplinary archive. This increases impact and visibility, as it allows all readers to access the article regardless of their access to subscription resources. You can also share unpublished scholarship such as conference papers, working papers, and teaching materials.

  • Institutional repositories: Tufts faculty, researchers, students and staff can deposit scholarship into the Tufts Digital Library (TDL) in order to make it more widely available and to preserve it in context with other Tufts scholarship. Find out more about contributing articles and other scholarship.
  • Disciplinary repositories: Disciplinary repositories are open to authors from across institutions and focus on scholarship in a particular subject area. The Open Access Directory maintains a list of disciplinary repositories, or get in touch with us for assistance in locating an appropriate repository for your work.

Publishing platforms

The platforms listed below aren't supported through Tufts, but offer free digital publishing tools and platforms. We can help you determine if one of these might be appropriate for your project.

Further platform options, including those that have a cost or require you to host your own materials, are listed in the document Finding the Right Platform: A Crosswalk of Academy-Owned and Open-Source Digital Publishing Platforms.

Prevent link rot in your citations! is a service that creates an archived copy of a webpage and generates a permanent URL for the page. This ensures that if you later cite or refer to that page, there is a copy available that shows the information on the page exactly as you viewed it. Even if the page later changes or disappears entirely, your version archived with will remain.

Authors or publishers may choose to include Perma links with webpages cited in their works, ensuring that future readers can access them. The Chicago Manual of Style, for example, recommends using as a way to "Preserve a Permanent Record".

Tufts is a partner, which allows our users to create unlimited links for non-commercial scholarly and research purposes. Links must be freely available on the Internet to the general public and be cited in a legal work or work of scholarship. Find out more in the user guide.

Groups such as labs, research groups, or university publications can request an account for their group within the larger Tufts account, and individual authors/researchers can request to be added as affiliated users of the Tufts account. To set up an account to use, or for any questions, contact Andrea Schuler.

Share your research data

Federal mandates require researchers to share their data and placing it in a repository will ensure that it is publicly accessible. Below is a list of major research data repositories.

Tufts-Specific Repositories

Repositories by Subject

Not comprehensive, a selection of major subject-specific data repositories:

General Repositories

  • Harvard Dataverse, accepts research data from all disciplines
  • Figshare, welcomes all types of research outputs from any discipline

Science Repositories

Social Science Repositories

  • Open ICPSR, for social sciences and behavioral health research data

Browse for More Repositories

Not sure where your data should go? Use these resources to browse by discipline and find a data repository that's right for you:

Any questions?

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