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JSU Digital Commons | Guide for Graduate Students: Notifications & Statistics

Notification of Posting & Submission Management

Author Notification

After you submit, the JSU Digital Commons administrator will review your submission to make sure everything is correct. If so, we will publish it to the site for you. You will be notified by e-mail when your submission has been posted. In the event that there are problems with your submission, the Library will reach out to you via email to resolve any issues and ensure the content can be posted. 

Submission Management

You can check on the status of your submission at any time by using My Account.

Statistics for Your Thesis/Dissertation

Can I see if/how my work is reaching people?

Absolutely. One of the great things about housing your thesis/dissertation/project in JSU Digital Commons is the statistics that it will allow you to view. JSU Digital Commons enhances the visibility of your work; your work is easily located through Google and other common search tools. Once your submission has gone live, you'll have access to detailed information, including:

  • Your readership numbers, for whatever time period you specify
  • The geographical distribution of your readership, complete with maps
  • The type of institutions that are accessing your scholarship (educational, governmental, commercial, etc)
  • All of these individual reports can be downloaded or shared, or you can share a snapshot of your entire Dashboard by sending a guest link

To access these statistics, use the Author Dashboard feature found under My Account. Please note that the Dashboard may take a moment to load, since it's pulling global readership information.

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