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Digital Commons and Faculty Publishing: Obtain more Readership

Digital Commons Overview

About Pepperdine Digital Commons

Pepperdine Digital Commons, a service of Pepperdine University Libraries, is a digital repository and publication platform designed to collect, preserve, and make accessible the academic output of Pepperdine faculty, students, staff, and affiliates. It is the mission of Pepperdine Digital Commons to facilitate the discovery of Pepperdine’s scholarly communications, provide instant access to full text works, and preserve these materials in an open, digital environment. Pepperdine Digital Commons is the university’s new centralized platform for Pepperdine journals, faculty webpages, conference proceedings, and exemplary student research. 

Who can submit content?

Pepperdine University faculty, staff, students, organizations or departments, or individuals or groups sponsored by or closely affiliated with Pepperdine University.

What can go in it?

Original, creative work that is scholarly in nature, research oriented, or of institutional significance. Pepperdine Digital Commons accepts a wide range of file formats (including text files, datasets, audio files, and video files) and there is no formal limit to size of material.

Why use it?

Pepperdine Digital Commons is a centralized repository that enables Pepperdine faculty, students, and staff to share their work and get it discovered by the wider academic community. Items in Pepperdine Digital Commons are search engine optimized, meaning that they appear high in the search results of sites like Google. Furthermore, authors and editors receive regular download reports and have access to Google Analytics.