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Scholarly Communication: Student Scholarship @ Creative Matter

Student Scholarship

Undergraduate Research Journals

Interested in publishing your research work as an undergraduate? View the lists of peer-reviewed undergraduate scholarly journals:

NOTE: Publishing in an undergraduate-research-specific journal may preclude publication in a more general scientific journal.

Creative Matter Student Scholarship

Why should I publish my thesis in Creative Matter?

  • Scholarly work shared with a broad audience
  • Improved visibility in major search engines
  • Preserving and accessing content through a permanent URL
  • Retention of intellectual property rights to your work
  • Tracking download statistics via comprehensive reports

How can I publish my thesis in Creative Matter?

  • Click on the "Submit Research" button on the homepage of the repository. (All steps are outlined in the video below.)
  • Scroll down the page to the appropriate submission link for your discipline. (For student research, the link is near the bottom of the page and listed under "Student Scholarship by Department.") If you are not logged into the system, you will be prompted at this point. Use your Skidmore username and password to do so.
  • Fill in all required fields. To restrict access to the Skidmore Community choose "Restricted Thesis" (or any of the "Restricted" types) under "Document Type." The title of the work, abstract, etc. will be viewable to outsiders, but they will not be able to download the full thesis without Skidmore credentials.
  • If you encounter any difficulties, please contact the Creative Matter administrator, David Seiler ( or contact your subject librarian.

What do I need to publish my thesis in Creative Matter?

  • Departmental approval.
  • IRB approval if your research project involves human subjects. Details.
  • Your thesis in PDF or Microsoft Word (associated files if applicable - e.g. video, image, data files, appendices) and an abstract of your research project.

Creative Matter Administrator / Visual Resources and Digitization Director

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David Seiler
Lucy Scribner Library, Room 327