Academic Commons: Your Global Audience Is Here

The Academic Commons is an open access scholarly repository and publishing platform for the Stony Brook University community.

Works in Academic Commons are:

*freely accessible online       *easily discoverable via search engines

*regularly backed up             *assigned a permanent URL so they can always be found

What Academic Commons Means For You

A home for your scholarship

Academic Commons is an open access scholarly repository. In addition to research articles, use it to share your manuscripts, open textbooks and more. Academic Commons supports a variety of file formats, and we encourage you to deposit related materials with your texts (including data, images, audio and video).

Enhanced discoverability and impact for your work

When you deposit your work in Academic Commons, it becomes visible to colleagues around the world through Google Scholar and other indexing services.

Higher visibility = Higher rates of citation and impact.

Expanded access for your colleagues

Academic Commons is an open access repository which means there are no costs or other barriers to accessing the content shared in Academic Commons.

Learn More

Academic Commons is an initiative of the University Libraries Center for Scholarly Communication. Visit our website to learn more about our work with faculty, students, and staff to increase the impact and utility of research and scholarship produced at Stony Brook University.  Would you like to discuss Academic Commons, open access or other scholarly communication topics?  Email Darren Chase (, Head of the Center for Scholarly Communication, or call 631.632.9830.

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