General Questions

What is ScholarWorks@UARK?

ScholarWorks@UARK is the institutional repository for the University of Arkansas; it contains research, scholarship, and creative work produced by the university’s academic departments, research centers, faculty, staff, researchers, and students. Much of the content is open access, meaning that it is offered to users worldwide for the purpose of furthering research, scholarship, and education. More information can be found on the About Page

Who can submit works to ScholarWorks@UARK?

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Academic Departments, Research Centers, Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students and Undergraduate Students.

Can faculty, researchers, or students who are not affiliated with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville submit works to ScholarWorks@UARK?

Yes, if they are co-authors on an article or thesis with an affiliate of the University, they are submitting to our Law Natural Resources Collection or to journals that are not specifically affiliated with the University of Arkansas.

Can I still link to my work from my own website?

Yes, once your work has been submitted and posted, you can use the URL anywhere.

Getting Started

How do I submit my work to ScholarWorks@UARK?

Please go to our Guidelines, where you will find our policies and procedures.

Submission Questions

What kinds of materials/content can I add to ScholarWorks@UARK?

Please refer to our Guidelines. Find your classification (e.g. Faculty or Graduate Student) there you will find a list of materials. If you would like to add something else, please contact us, scholar@uark.edu.

How long will it take for my research to be available on ScholarWorks@UARK?

In your SelectedWorks account, your work appears instantly. The time frame for other materials varies.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Questions

What rights do I grant The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and retain for myself when I submit my work to ScholarWorks@UARK?

When depositing work in the repository, the author signs a non-exclusive distribution license. The author retains all other rights in the work, including without limitation, the right to copy and distribute the work.  Essentially, this non-exclusive license means that, unless the author has already granted copyright or other rights to another party, the author may publish, post, deposit, or otherwise use the work as he/she wishes. For additional Copyright information please go to Guidelines where you will find Copyright Privileges.

Access and Privacy Questions

Can I restrict access to the work I submit to ScholarWorks@UARK?

Yes, please refer to our Guidelines, where you will find Access and Restrictions.

Can items be withdrawn from ScholarWorks@UARK?

Yes, please contact us, scholar@uark.edu.

What is the ScholarWorks@UARK’s Privacy Policy?

Please refer to our Guidelines, where you will find Privacy Policy.

Electronic Theses and Dissertation Questions

Where do I find the needed information to submit my Undergraduate Honors Thesis?

Please go to the Guidelines where you will find Undergraduate Students. This will provide all the information that you need. If you still have questions, please contact us, scholar@uark.edu.

My major is International Relations. Where do I submit my thesis?

Please submit within the Arts and Sciences Dean's Office.

Is my Graduate Thesis or Dissertation going to be added to ScholarWorks@UARK?

Yes, only after you have submitted everything to ProQuest. We will honor your restrictions, so if you ask ProQuest for an embargo, we will have that embargo as well for the time indicated. If you are asking for an indefinite embargo, your thesis will not show up in the repository.

If you have a question we did not answer here, please let us know, scholar@uark.edu. We are still developing our question list and we welcome your comments.