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DigitalCommons@Lesley Submission Instructions

Submit Your Work to DigitalCommons@Lesley

Submit your work to DigitalCommons@Lesley by completing the following steps:

  1. Go to DigitalCommons@Lesley and click on "Submit Research" to begin the submission process.
  2. Choose the type of work you plan to submit (ex. CLAS Senior Thesis).
  3. Create a new account, unless you already have a Digital Commons login.
  4. Enter your personal information and password—make sure you have access to the email account you use to signup. Then retrieve and click on the link in the email.
  5. You will then be directed to a submission agreement form. Read it carefully and then click that you agree to submit your work.
  6. You will then be prompted to fill out a submission form that includes the title of your thesis/dissertation, your adviser(s), the abstract, keywords, subject categories, creative commons licensing, and supplemental materials (if applicable).
Further questions should be directed to the Digital Scholarship Librarian at digitalcommons_at_lesley.edu.

Visually Aided Instructions

Step One

Go to DigitalCommons@Lesley and click on "Submit Research" to begin the process of submiting your thesis or dissertation.

Go to http://digitalcommons.lesley.edu/ and click on

Step Two

Pick what type of work you plan to submit.

Pick what type of work you plan to submit.

Step Three

On the "My Account" page, you will create a new account, unless you already have a Digital Commons login.

On the

Step Four

Enter your personal information and password—make sure you have access to the email account you use to signup. After you click "Sign Up," you will receive an email with a link to confirm your registration.

Enter your personal information and a password—make sure you have access to the email account you use to signup. Then click

Step Five

The link in your email will direct you to a submission agreement form. Read it carefully and then click that you agree to submit your work.

The link in your email will direct you to a submission agreement form. Read it carefully and then click that you agree to submit your work.

Step Six

Fill out the form that describes your thesis/dissertation to potential readers. Include the title, your advisor(s), the abstract, keywords, etc.

Fill out the form that describes your thesis/dissertation to potential readers. Include the title, your advisor(s), the abstract, keywords, etc.

Step Seven

Create keywords that you would use to find your paper to help readers find your paper. Then pick appropriate subject categories and sub-categories to choose the commons your paper will appear in (ex. Art Therapy Commons).

Create keywords that you would use to find your paper to help readers find your paper. Then pick appropriate subject categories and sub-categories to choose the commons your paper will appear in (ex. Art Therapy Commons).

Step Eight

Include a Creative Commons License (see below) to instruct readers what they can and cannot do with your thesis/dissertation.

If you need to upload additional files (ex. images, datasets, video, etc.), make sure you click the box to add additional files before submitting your paper. This will lead you to another page to upload additional files.

Further questions should be directed to the Digital Scholarship Librarian at digitalcommons_at_lesley.edu.

Include a Creative Commons License to instruct readers what they can and cannot do with your thesis/dissertation.  If you need to upload additional files (ex. images, datasets, video, etc.), make sure you click the box to add additional files before submitting your paper. This will lead you to another page to upload additional files.  If you have further questions, email Philip Siblo-Landsman at digitalcommons_at_lesley.edu.

Creative Commons Licensing

The Creative Commons License instructs the audience of your creative and scholarly works what they can and cannot do with your work. The latest Creative Commons License, 4.0. makes the process for sharing your scholarship easier.

Learn more about Creative Commons Licensing:


"Creative Commons: Remix" by Creative Commons / CC BY-SA / Modified video length and format from original.

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