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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

CUNY Academic Works: What's the benefit to me?

How to post your work to our institutional repository

Why would you want your work on the CUNY Academic Works repository?

  • Shameless self-promotion!  But for a very good cause: freely sharing your research with the world.
  • Don't you want your citation count to go up
  • Unlike certain commercial social networking sites that will go nameless, our repository will never be monetized.  There's no bunch of venture capitalists working out how to make money out of the site. But it's not an either/or situation; you can post to CUNY Academic Works in addition to wherever you are posting now.
  • The repository site is searched by Google and other search engines.  Your work here will be very discoverable. Even by your mother.
  • Many of our students go on to work in underfunded non-profits that will never have the budget to subscribe to the journal in which you just published. But they are in a position to apply your research results in the real world, now. 
  • Maybe you are already posting to a discipline based repository like Social Science Research Network.  You can do that, too. 
  • Posting to our institutional repository will raise the research profile of John Jay College and CUNY amongst the general public, especially the New York State tax payers.   Maybe even among the politicians we elect. We need public support. 
  • CUNY is committed to maintaining the repository for the long term.  Content will be migrated to a better software platform should one become available.  Once your article is posted, it is here and freely accessible permanently.

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More about Academic Works

Kroessler, J. (2015, fall).  CUNY Academic Works: Get your work out thereClassified Information

Sexton, E. (2015, fall). Open Access and CUNY Academic WorksClassified Information

Sexton, E. (2015, spring). Open Access and the new institutional repositoryClassified Information.