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 You can also share unpublished scholarship such as conference papers, working papers, and teaching materials.
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!
Perma.cc 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 Perma.cc 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 Perma.cc as a way to "Preserve a Permanent Record".
Tufts is a Perma.cc 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 Perma.cc 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 Perma.cc, or for any questions, contact Andrea Schuler.
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.
Not comprehensive, a selection of major subject-specific data 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: