CUNY Academic Works

CUNY Academic Works is the university's open access institutional repository.

CUNY Academic Works is an open access institutional repository dedicated to collecting and providing worldwide access to the research, scholarship and creative work of the City University of New York. In service to CUNY’s mission as a public university, content in Academic Works is freely available to all.

Each college has a dedicated area within CUNY Academic Works. Academic Works at Baruch allows members of the Baruch community to store and provide global access to their scholarly and creative works. These pages outline the basic submission policies for Baruch. CUNY's general policies for submission are available here.

What can be submitted to Academic Works?

Examples include articles, book chapters, reports, campus publications, theses, conference materials, pedagogical materials, images, datasets, and creative works.

All submissions must meet the following five criteria:

  1. Submissions must be scholarly or creative works of Baruch's faculty, staff, students, or research centers
  2. Submissions must be either finished works or finished draft manuscripts, but not works in progress
  3. The IR is not intended as a platform for publishing new works that have not been published or presented elsewhere. All submissions must be works that have been published or presented, or are slated to be in the near future
  4. Submissions must be works that can be freely distributed without restriction
  5. The submitter is the copyright holder of the work, or the submitter is the creator of the work and has permission from the copyright holder to freely publish it

Why Contribute?

  • Works are searchable via many search engines like Google and Google Scholar, and through OneSearch
  • Works are hosted on a secure server with a stable URL for long-term access
  • All works are freely accessible to the public and other researchers
  • You can fulfill certain grant requirements for providing publicly accessible research
  • You will receive monthly download statistics for your works
  • CUNY AW is non-commercial; your work remains your own (see this article on Forbes about the downsides of using commercial repositories)


Any author who submits work to Academic Works must either have copyright for the work or permission of the copyright holder to place the work in the repository. Many publishers allow authors to "self-archive" their works in an institutional repository.

How Can I Submit?

Create an account on CUNY Academic works, verify that you have permission to publish your works, gather the necessary files, log in and fill out an online form with basic metadata, and upload your files. Once your submission is verified by a librarian, your work appears in the repository for the world to see!

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