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What Is Scholarly Commons?

Scholarly Commons is an open access digital repository showcasing the intellectual output of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's faculty, students, and staff. Almost any electronic form of research, educational material, and creative work can be housed in Scholarly Commons.

Scholarly Commons is sponsored by Ignite, University Information Technology, and the Hunt (Daytona Beach) and Hazy (Prescott) Libraries. 


Benefits of Scholarly Commons

Scholarly Commons...

  • Makes your research easier to find through search engine optimization (such as Google).
  • Enables statistics (you can see how many times your article has been downloaded. 

  • Increases the visibility of your research.
  • Brings researchers together and supports collaboration.
  • Preserves your work and ensures access through permanent URLs.
  • Provides a venue for publishing grey literature.

Faculty and Staff Contributions

Faculty and staff may submit research online directly or can be paired with a librarian who will assist with the submission process. All submissions are reviewed for copyright compliance.

Submit Research Directly

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the Submit Research link.
  3. Log in using your ERNIE ID.
  4. Read the Submission Agreement and select the checkbox if you agree with the terms.
  5. Press the Continue button.
  6. After reading the top paragraph regarding copyright permissions, select the checkbox to confirm that you are submitting an allowable copy.
  7. Complete the remainder of the form. You will not need to complete every field. Required fields are marked as such. Colors designate three separate sections: Publications, Presentations and Patent.
  8. Near the bottom of the page, you will be asked to upload your file. You can also add additional supporting documentation by selecting the Additional Files option.
  9. Select Submit when you are finished.

Your submission will be evaluated for copyright compliance and posted to Scholarly Commons as soon as possible. A librarian will contact you if additional information is required.

Work with a Librarian

Contact to work with a librarian who can assist you with copyright permissions or complete the entire submission process on your behalf.

Other Contributions

Student Work

ERAU theses and dissertations are automatically uploaded to Scholarly Commons as part of the graduation process.

Other student work requires a recommendation from an ERAU faculty member. To submit your work to Scholarly Commons, please forward a letter of recommendation along with the material to

Non-ERAU Contributions

Several publications, conferences, and events invite submissions from non-ERAU scholars. See the Journals and Conferences/Events sections of ERAU Scholarly Commons.