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MINDS@UW is an institutional repository that collects, preserves, and shares scholarly material created in the University of Wisconsin System.



Researchers often can deposit previously published materials in institutional repositories such as MINDS@UW. Many journals allow authors to upload published articles in some form, especially preprints. You can check the publisher's policy in the following ways:

  • Review the author publication agreement.
  • Visit the publisher's website.
  • Search in the database SHERPA/ROMEO
  • Contact librarian Troy Espe, who will confirm the publisher's policy for you.

Researchers also can retain their right to deposit articles in MINDS@UW by adding an author addendum to the publication agreement. MINDS@UW recommends the Big Ten Academic Alliance addendum to publication agreement.


Creating an Account

To create a MINDS@UW account:

You have successfully created a MINDS@UW account.

Requesting Permission to Upload Materials

After creating an account, you can request permission to deposit items in MINDS@UW. To request access:

  • Contact librarian Troy Espe at or 715-346-4443.
  • Provide your name, UWSP college, and department.

The librarian will grant access to the appropriate MINDS@UW collection.

Depositing Research

After you have created an account and received deposit rights, you now may submit items to MINDS@UW. To deposit research:

  • Login via NetID at MINDS@UW.
  • Under My Account, select Submissions.
  • Click start a new submission.
  • Select desired collection and click Next.
  • Follow instructions on the screen.

After successfully depositing materials, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your items.


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