University Scholarship


University Scholarship serves as the university's institutional repository and is a collection bringing together the research and scholarly work of the Texas State University community. The University Scholarship repository centralizes, preserves, and makes accessible the knowledge generated by the university community, which includes faculty publications, journals, conference papers, posters, and presentations, electronic theses and dissertations, and other research works. It provides long-term preservation and access to the university’s intellectual and creative output increasing visibility and showcasing our research impact.

In addition to University Scholarship, Texas State University Research Data is a Dataverse repository for archiving, sharing, and providing access to our university's research data. For more information about getting started and complying with grant funding agency requirements, visit our TXST Research Data LibGuide

Open Access Repository

The University Scholarship institutional repository is open access and supports the broad dissemination of Texas State University's research and scholarship to bring increased recognition to authors and to the institution. The publications are freely available to anyone, anywhere. Openly sharing your works online brings more visibility to your research. Studies have shown that publications that are freely available are cited more often and have greater impact than those that are not freely available. Depositing your works in the Texas State University University Scholarship repository ensures that they are centrally available, backed up, preserved, and searchable via search engines such as Google and Google Scholar. Publications from the repository are recognized by Google as scholarly works and, therefore, tend to rank more highly than publications simply available on a web page. 

Creating and Submitting Materials

Texas State University faculty and staff may self-submit to University Scholarship. Students may submit publications, research presented at professional conferences, or items co-authored with a faculty member. Students can contact a faculty member to submit a document for them or contact the us to help facilitate the deposit:

To self-submit, go to the University Scholarship repository site. Under Account, click on “Login.” Type in your Texas State NetID and your password and complete the two-factor authentication. Click on the "Submissions" link under Account to begin the submission process. For more information for first-time users and submission instructions, visit the First-time Users page. 

Services and Guidelines


Get help determining copyright status of published materials:

If you have questions or need help determining copyright status of the material you want to submit, please contact us:


The University Libraries will:

  • Retain and maintain content submitted to University Scholarship
  • Distribute content open access in accordance with author and publisher permissions
  • Provide digital long-term preservation of content
  • Notify authors of significant changes to content, e.g., format migration for preservation purposes