Promoting Your Research
The Pepperdine Libraries subscribe to SelectedWorks from Berkeley Electronic Press.
What about these other options?
Despite the .edu domain, Academia.edu is actually a for-profit company
Academia.edu has made offers to promote faculty works for a fee
Uploading research works that are not open access could violate copyright
ResearchGate is another social network for faculty (mainly from the natural sciences) to collaborate and share their research.
OA is an option for authors looking for the freedom to share their work with more researchers by removing subscription paywalls and publisher's rights.
For more information about OA concerns and considerations explore this OA guide.