Institutional Repository

Scholarship at UWindsor is the institutional research repository for the University of Windsor. The repository serves as a digital collection of scholarly works, research output, and intellectual contributions from the faculty, researchers, and students of our institution. It is designed to preserve, promote, and disseminate knowledge in an open and accessible manner.

Depositing your research in the repository satisfies research funder policies on Open Access, including that from the Tri-Agency, and the University of Windsor Senate's policy on Open Access.

    How do I deposit my research?

    Depositing your research publications in the repository is a simple, and free, way of making your research Open Access. You can either submit your publication yourself or ask the Library to do it.

    In either case, you must upload or provide us with an appropriate version of your article.
    Deposit your research yourself

    You can deposit your own research using the Scholarship at UWindsor website. Follow these steps:

    1. Go to Scholarship at UWindsor and sign in with your UWin Account
    2. Click Submit Research under the author corner and select the department you want to upload to
    3. Fill out the submission form with as much information about your article as possible and upload the appropriate version of your article
    4. Submit Your article will then be reviewed and posted by an administrator

    Note: After submitting your materials a preview screen will appear. Read through all of the information carefully, checking for errors. You will also receive an email confirming your submission. This email will also give you a link to check the status of your paper and make revisions until it is publicly posted.

    Let us do it

    Or, you can ask the Library to deposit your research. To do so:

    1. Send an email to with the following information:
    2. Check your email. We may be in touch to clarify some points before we publish.
    Select an appropriate version of your work
    ​When depositing articles into our university's institutional repository, it is important to determine which version of your article is permissible for submission.
    • Pre-print: the manuscript version before peer review;
    • Accepted Manuscript or Post-print: the manuscript as accepted after peer review but has not yet been typeset as an article in the journal;
    • Publisher version of record: the manuscript with the text after peer-review, fully typeset, as it appears in the journal.

    Typically, researchers can deposit the accepted manuscript version of their article, also known as the post-peer-review version (or post-print). However, it is crucial to check the specific policies of your publisher to ensure compliance with copyright and licensing agreements. You can use Sherpa Romeo to search for summaries of publisher copyright and open access archiving policies on a journal-by-journal basis.

    Rarely, you may deposit the publisher version of record unless you have retained copyright of the article (e.g., when publishing in a Gold OA journal and the article has been licensed with a Creative Commons license.

    Please contact us for assistance with identifying the appropriate version of your work to deposit.

    Indexing and discovery

    The metadata in our institutional repository is harvested by many academic search tools and databases, making your research easier to find and access. Links to your deposits in our institutional repository will appear alongside links to the original copy on the publisher's website. Some examples of where these links may appear include:
    • Search engines, like Google Scholar and Bing
    • Academic abstract and index databases, like Scopus, Web of Science, ProQuest, and EBSCO databases
    • Online library catalogs worldwide, like Omni
    • Academic browser extension tools, like Unpaywall

    The three definitions of the article versions were adapted from Matthias Grenié and Hugo Gruson (CC-BY), and the figure from Ryan Regier, with Book icon from Benny Forsberg, (CC-BY 3.0)

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