Submitting an Item

How to Contribute Works to NC DOCKS.

We would love to have faculty contributions, so we strive to make the submission process as simple and painless as possible. For submission details, faculty members should consult the contact information and procedures for their home institution.

Content Criteria for NC DOCKS

  • Each work must be the intellectual property of the faculty member. (Exception - theses, dissertations, and their equivalents will also be included.)
  • It must be complete and in final form.
  • It must be a scholarly, research, or educational work.
  • It must be made available for global access at no cost via the Web.
  • The author/creator of each work must grant their institution's library the non-exclusive right to preserve and distribute the work in perpetuity.
  • Faculty contributions to NC DOCKS are entirely voluntary.

Faculty Benefits from Archiving Works in NC DOCKS

  • Works are archived permanently, with a stable server and a URL that will never break.
  • Authors with works in NC DOCKS enjoy a larger community of readers.
  • Researchers worldwide have continuous and perpetual access to publications in NC DOCKS.
  • Although NC DOCKS has its own searching interface, we anticipate that most users will discover our content via an Internet search engine, such as Google.
  • Google “regularly crawls” NC DOCKS for new material, and provides full-text keyword access.
  • Studies show that, across all disciplines, open-access articles, such as those in NC DOCKS, have greater research impact than traditional publications—open-access articles are discovered and read by more scholars and cited more frequently.
  • For the UNC system, NC DOCKS is a great way of validating and showcasing the value of the university’s faculty to society outside the classroom (UNC Tomorrow, NC taxpayers, and more).