OSUL Research, Publications, and Presentations

The Research, Publications, and Presentations (The Ohio State University Libraries) collection in the Knowledge Bank contains publications, presentations, and research of The Ohio State University Libraries faculty and staff. Beginning July 1, 2012, Libraries faculty submit their scholarly articles to this collection under the Libraries Faculty Open Access Resolution.

If you are submitting a manuscript under the Open Access Resolution, please visit the Faculty Open Access Resolution wiki page for instructions and help with rights issues.

If you have questions or problems with the Knowledge Bank submission procedures below, please send a message to libkbhelp@lists.osu.edu.

Submitting your items to the Knowledge Bank



1. Preparing an Open Access manuscript for archiving

If you are adding an author's manuscript to the Knowledge Bank, add any necessary information to the manuscript based on your publisher's requirements prior to archiving your PDF (or PDF/A) in the Knowledge Bank.

We also suggest adding a statement such as, "This is a peer-reviewed manuscript version. The final version will be published in (journal name)."

Make sure to read your publication agreement carefully and make any changes or additions to your manuscript before you submit, because files in the Knowledge Bank are not modified once they are archived.

2. Convert your paper or presentation to PDF or PDF/A format

Papers and slide presentations must be submitted in either PDF or PDF/A format. Microsoft Word and PowerPoint files will not be accepted for archiving.

Note: Please do not use spaces or special characters in your PDF filename. Spaces and special characters — such as [ . ] , ( , ) , ! , é , and ü — can prevent access to your submission via the Web once it is in the Knowledge Bank.

Examples of properly named PDFs include:




Also, please remember that the filename of your PDF will be visible to the general public.

3. Submit your item to the Knowledge Bank

  • Go to https://kb.osu.edu
  • Click on "Login".
  • Click on the "Login with Shibboleth" button.
  • After logging in, hover over the plus sign at the top of the left-hand menu. Click "New" and select "Item" from the dropdown list. 
  • In the new pop-up window, click on the "Research, Publications, and Presentations (Ohio State University Libraries)" collection listed below the search box.
  • Follow the steps of the submission form.

During the submission process, you will be asked whether or not you are requesting an embargo (or delayed dissemination) for your work and, if so, for how long.

NOTE: As a repository for digital assets, the Knowledge Bank is a permanent archive. Files once placed in the Knowledge Bank will not be modified.

Problems? Email us at libkbhelp@lists.osu.edu.

4. Follow-up to Your Submission

When your submission has been approved, you will receive an e-mail with a permanent Web address for your item. If you have requested an embargo, the file(s) attached to your item will not be available until after the embargo period. Items in the Knowledge Bank are indexed by Google and Google Scholar, but it may take a few days before you will be able to find your item in Google and Google Scholar.

Open Access Manuscripts After Publication: If you would like to add the final citation to the metadata, or add a final, publisher PDF version after publication, contact libkbhelp@lists.osu.edu.