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LSU Digital Commons: Submitting Content to LSU Digital Commons

Before You Submit

  • You need copyright permission to post your content at LSU Digital Commons.  
  • First go to the Submission Agreement and check the box to agree to its terms.

Submission Process

The organization of LSU Digital Commons mirrors the structure of LSU.  Select the appropriate LSU college, department, or other unit for your content.

  1. Log on to your LSU Digital Commons account.  If you do not already have an account, you will be prompted to create one.
  2. The title of your article or other content may be formatted using HTML tags.  Or cut and paste accented letters.
  3. Authors can be searched and added by email address.  Delete or edit author information by clicking on the icons to the right of author data.  To add an author, click the green "+" button below author data.
  4. Publication year is required.
  5. Discipline classifications can help readers find content in LSU Digital Commons.
  6. The Comments field can be used for a copyright acknowledgement or link to a final copyrighted version, which a copyright agreement with a publisher may require.
  7. Digital Commons generates a default citation to LSU Digital Commons.  A Recommended Citation changes the default.
  8. The content can either be uploaded to LSU Digital Commons, or linked to at another site.
  9. Additional Files may include data sets or other supplemental files.
  10. There will be a delay before new content appears at LSU Digital Commons, possibly overnight.


If You Make a Mistake

You can revise your submission.

  1. From anywhere in LSU Digital Commons, click on "My Account" at the top of the screen.
  2. Find the item to revise.
  3. Click "Edit Submission" at the top of the screen.
  4. Click "Revise Submission" on the left of the screen.
  5. Scroll to the data to be changed.
  6. Scroll to the bottom to click "Submit." 
  7. There will be a delay before new content appears at LSU Digital Commons.
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