I am looking for some kind of repository where I can "publish" my reports from grad school.

I'd like to do this because it would be great if I could link those works with my ORCID and make them available to the public and to (hopefully) improve my online appearance.

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    What kind of reports?
    – user9646
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 10:08
  • More importantly, what field are you in?
    – aeismail
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 10:23
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    Is the question Is it advisable to upload your PhD thesis on Biorxiv? helpful to you?
    – Nobody
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 11:17
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    If you upload them to your own website, Google Scholar will find them. (scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/inclusion.html)
    – Kathy
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 15:20
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    For arXiv, it's not a requirement that the paper is "likely" to be published in a real journal. The standard is "refereeable", i.e. is this the kind of paper that a journal might conceivably publish, if it were submitted? Lots of people submit things to arXiv that they have no intention of ever sending to a journal, and that's fine. Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 15:21

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It makes sense to share your work online as long as you make sure to do some quality check. Students can benefit from availability of this type of material and it can indeed improve the online presence of the author.

Quality check

  • Check for English correction as best as you can. I would strongly suggest languagetool.org as an excellent tool for this.
  • Do not copy direct parts from other authors, make sure not to plagiarize. This is something that takes time and is often overlooked. Clearly point out where you are quoting and where words are your own. Always give author's name, date and page where the information was obtained. Here is an excellent source in the subject: Melbourne University Student Skill manual
  • Conform to one citation standard and check correctness of the citations (provide a doi whenever possible).
  • Use an open science tool, so to permit transparency of the contents. This is particularly important if your report includes statistics. Have a look in the Knitr R package or my own Mighty_Make.

You can list any material you want in your ORCID page. However, do that clarifying which material was peer-reviewed, and which was not. Graduation level reviews goes in the group of non-peer-reviewed scientific contributions.

Where to publish?

This is the easy part, a very effective tool is zenodo.org. Once you feel your document is ready for submission, you can upload it there, and you will have a doi for your material so it can be cited and tracked.


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