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Digital Repositories at Chapman University

Digital Commons and Figshare are open access repositories for sharing and preserving the research outputs of Chapman scholars and researchers.

Chapman Figshare Submission Process

1. Create an initial submission

Log into Chapman Figshare and find the "Upload" link on the top right of the page.

Drag and drop or browse to select the files you would like to upload as part of one item.

Fill out the submission form.

2. Curation review

Librarians check your data files for organization, formats, documentation, and completeness.

During the review you will be contacted with suggestions for changes and improvements.

3. Revisions

We will send you a report with any problems that are discovered during the curation review. Most are easy to fix and we often provide suggestions. After you make changes, we'll review the files again and send another report if needed. Depending on schedules - yours and ours - the entire process may take several weeks. Large and/or complex data sets also take longer to review.

4. Dataset publication

Datasets are ready to be published and made publicly available after the curation review and revisions are complete.

The timing of when to publish is up to you and we provide flexible options to support peer-review. Please let us know if you require a DOI or private link for peer review before publication and we can assist you with setting these up for your items.