Answered By: Reference and Research Desk
Last Updated: Jul 11, 2018     Views: 2

From the Repositories page on our Open Access LibGuide:

Repositories are sites where authors can upload copies of their versions of their publications and make them freely available. 

Adding your work to an institutional repository, like SMU's, can greatly enhance the visibility of your scholarship. Google Scholar indexes repository content further allowing discoverability of your research. Certain publishers and copyright holders allow their work to be included in open access repositories. Self archiving policies for journals can be found in the Sherpa/Romeo database.

If you are interested in adding your content to the Institutional Repository, contact copyright@smu.ca for more information.

Check out the above guide for more information and links to repositories.