Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Duke Law Scholarship Repository?

The purpose of the Duke Law Scholarship Repository is to maximize open access to the scholarship and intellectual life of Duke Law School. The two main collections include Faculty Scholarship and Journals with more collections in development.

The Faculty Scholarship collection contains journal articles, book chapters, briefs, working papers, and other forms of print scholarship created by current and past Duke Law faculty members.

The Journal Collection houses final published articles of Duke Law School’s nine student-run law journals. For submission to these journals, please review the information found on the Duke Law Journals page.

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What type of content is accepted in the repository?

Our repository houses electronic pdfs, video, photographs, and select supplemental data. If you have a question about your own content and if it is a good fit for our repository, please contact Hollie White at .

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Who can submit materials?

Any faculty or staff member affiliated with Duke Law may submit scholarly content. Programs, centers, and students should consult with the repository administrator to see how well their material may fit into the repository’s scope.

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How do I submit content to the Duke Law Scholarship Repository?

To add content to the repository, please email or directly to the Digital Initiative Librarian, Hollie White, at .

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How do I revise a submission?
To revise a submitted article, paper, abstract, or make other changes, contact the repository administrator Hollie White at . Please contact Hollie as well, if you wish to remove a deposited item.

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Can I post related files (sound clips, data sets, etc.) alongside the published article?

The repository administrator is happy to work with you to get these posted. Please be sure that there are no permissions issues related to use of the associated material. Sometimes, especially with images, you must write a letter seeking permission to use the material before it can be posted. The administrator can help obtain permissions where needed.

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Copyright Guidelines for Authors

To include a work in the Duke Law Scholarship Repository you need to either hold the copyright, have reserved your rights to publicly post the work in an institutional repository, or have specific permission from the publisher to post the work. We rely on you to have taken one of these steps before you submit the article. Our staff can work with you to find journal and publisher policies, and review and suggest contract language to reserve these rights.

Publication agreements with student-edited law school journals generally include a reservation of rights to post based on the AALS Model Author/Journal Agreement http://www.aals.org/deansmemos/98-24.html. If not, most student-edited journals routinely give this permission if requested.

Following are links to publishing agreements or language to add to agreements that specifically permit posting:

If you have other questions about potential contributions or repository processes, please contact Hollie White at .

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