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Information on Hope College's institutional repository of faculty and student scholarly work, archives materials, and college publications.

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Hope College Digital Commons is the college's institutional repository where faculty and student scholarship, as well as college publications and archives collection finding aids, digital collections, and oral histories, are stored and made accessible to the public. The Hope College Digital Commons repository runs on bepress' Digital Commons platform -- a hosted repository solution.  

Use Hope College Digital Commons to find and download faculty publications, presentations, performances, and exhibits, student scholarship, and archives finding aids and digital collections.

Faculty Bibliography

Hope College's faculty bibliography, originally located on Hope College Digital Commons, is now available at the Records of Faculty Scholarship and Creative Performance.  This site also provides information on how to submit citations to be included in the faculty bibliography.

Digital Commons Account

In order to directly submit publications and other faculty scholarship to the repository it is first necessary to create a Digital Commons account. To establish an account, please go here.

Author Dashboard

When faculty create an account they have access to their own, personalized, Author Dashboard.  The dashboard provides usage statistics for submitted scholarly work, including how many times a work has been downloaded and from where.  Further information on the Author Dashboard is available here.‚Äč

Open Access Policy and Submissions

Open Access Policy

Hope College faculty are asked to follow the college's Open Access Policy and submit peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings to Hope College Digital Commons. Please see the Open Access LibGuide for more information. This guide will also help determine what publishers will allow for deposit in the institutional repository.

Faculty are encouraged to submit other forms of scholarship in addition to peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings, including books, book chapters, performances, presentations, exhibits, and works of art.

Open Access Fund

The Van Wylen Library may be able to assist with article processing fees for open access journals.  Visit the Open Access Fund site for information.


For detailed information on how to submit scholarship to the repository, please click on the appropriate tab above (Faculty Submissions or Student Submissions). 

If you prefer not to create your own Digital Commons account to submit scholarship, you may contact the Hope College Digital Commons administrator for assistance:

Students are unable to directly submit their own work to the repository at this time. Please contact the administrator.