Submission Guidelines for Faculty Submissions
Who can submit
Current faculty, staff and students of PSU.
How to Submit a Paper
1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (PDF).
If you use a word-processing program other than Microsoft Word, look for an "export" or "save as" option in your program to save it as an RTF file. If you have questions, please contact: Deborah L White firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can convert files from some programs into an acceptable format. Please contact: Deborah L White email@example.com.
2. Write an abstract for your paper. It can be any length OR IF YOU WANT TO SPECIFY A MAXIMUM, PLEASE DO SO HERE. Please also select keywords. These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.
3. Submit the paper by emailing it to Deborah L White firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in an email message [OR CREATE A COVER PAGE FOR YOUR PAPER WITH] the following things: abstract; keywords; and name, affiliation (department and university), and email address for each author.
4. If you have any questions, contact: Deborah L White email@example.com.
Overview of the Process
OPTION 1 (author review):
After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the paper. We will then send you a message asking you to approve the PDF version. Please look it over within 5 days [DEFAULT IS 5; OR REPLACE WITH YOUR OWN CHOICE] and reply to Deborah L White firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. At this stage, we're unable to make any changes beyond the truly necessary. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.
OPTION 2 (no author review):
After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of it and publish it on the site. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.
How to Revise Your Paper
If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, for example in a journal, please send the citation of the new version to Deborah L White email@example.com. We will be able to inform repository users about the new version.
If you would like to post a revised version of your paper on the site, please follow the instructions in How to Submit; however, please specify when you submit the paper that it is a revision of a previously submitted paper.