Submission Guidelines for Open and Affordable Course Content at VCU

Who Can Submit

Open and Affordable Course Content at VCU publishes work primarily by or co-authored by VCU Faculty and Staff. For additional information, please contact

How to Submit a Paper

1. PDF format is the preferred format. Microsoft Word submissions are automatically converted to PDF.

2. Have an abstract and keywords prepared for your submission.

3. Submit the work by clicking on the link "Submit Research." If you have not already created an account with VCU Scholars Compass, you will need to do so before proceeding.

4. After logging in, you will be asked to agree to a Submission Agreement. After that, you will fill out information about your work before uploading it for approval.

5. If there are multiple authors for your submission, the work only has to be submitted once. Each author's name is indexed separately. We recommend that the order of names match the order of names as it appears on the work. To change the order, when submitting, enter all the author names, then change the numbers in the boxes to the left of the author listings.

Overview of the Process

After you submit your work, you will be notified by e-mail when the work is approved and made available.

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