Why should I contribute my scholarly research to Work and Family Commons?

Searchable repositories are emerging as the most-cited and most-used sources in their respective fields (currently in the sciences). In fact, funding sources, such as the National Institutes of Health, and universities, such as Harvard, are now requiring research be made available through open access.

Common aims of scholarship are to build knowledge through dissemination of research, and to enhance one’s scholarly reputation amongst peers. When you contribute to the Work and Family Commons (WFC), you give your work the potential to reach a worldwide readership that can result in you becoming recognized and cited by others. The new WFC will make articles easier to find and retrieve, as well as more useful, since Internet search engines, including Google, can find articles in repositories.

Want to know how you can share the latest research with the global work and family community?  Read the blog, The Why and How of Contributing Content to the WFRN written by Repository Commitee Chair, Noelle Chesley.