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WyoScholar, the Institutional Repository: Home

What is WyoScholar?

WyoScholar is the University of Wyoming's home for faculty, student, and staff research. WyoScholar houses faculty publications, student publications, open educational resources, research data, and a variety of other collections ranging from maps to historic clothing. By depositing to WyoScholar, you help the university collect, preserve, and showcase your research outputs. As an open access institutional repository, items deposited to WyoScholar are publicly accessible. 

Please visit WyoScholar at wyoscholar.uwyo.edu to explore University of Wyoming research outputs. This guide provides instructions on how to submit common content types to WyoScholar, and additional information on the benefits of sharing your research in the institutional repository.

If you have additional questions or a content type you wish to submit that isn't included in this guide, please email scholcom@uwyo.edu.

What are the benefits of submitting to WyoScholar?

  • Authors are able to participate in Open Access without changing their publishing practices.
  • Archived scholarly articles gain more discoverability and increased research impact.
  • Multiple studies have shown a potential higher citation count and greater readership for freely accessible scholarship.
  • You get metrics on how your research deposited to WyoScholar is read and shared.

FAQs

What can I deposit to WyoScholar?
You can deposit any content type related to your research or teaching. Popular items to share, include research articles, theses, datasets, dissertations, presentations, educational videos, and posters. If you are unsure if your deposit is the right fit for WyoScholar, please email scholcom@uwyo.edu.

What file types does WyoScholar accept?
Nearly every file type! If you have an unusual file type you need to inquire about, please email scholcom@uwyo.edu.

Does this affect my ability to publish?
No. All major publishers permit some form of archiving your published articles. You typically can archive the submitted or accepted version of your article without issue. If you would like to check the standard copyright and archiving for your journal or publisher, please consult the SHERPA/RoMEO database, or email scholcom@uwyo.edu for a consultation.

If my WyoScholar submission gets declined, what can I do?
Please email scholcom@uwyo.edu for additional assistance. 

How do I get a DOI?
Every published submission receives a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

How should I name my file?
Your file name will be publicly shown. It is helpful for both those managing WyoScholar and your readers to properly name your file. 

Who do I contact for questions?
Email scholcom@uwyo.edu for all WyoScholar related questions. 

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