Submission Guidelines for Libraries' Documents
Who Can Submit
Libraries' Documents only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of Libraries' Documents. This collection houses materials created for the Libraries. For additional information, please contact STARS@ucf.edu.
Create Digitally Accessible Content
STARS submissions will be reviewed for digital accessibility compliance. Before uploading content to STARS, please ensure that it meets digital accessibility standards. UCF’s faculty, staff, and students are invited to self-enroll in a Digital Accessibility Basics Webcourse that provides information and training in an asynchronous format. For information on creating an accessible document in Word and PDF, please enroll in the Webcourse and select from the following modules:
- Document Accessibility Overview
- Introduction to Document Accessibility
- Best Practices for Word Documents
- Best Practices for PowerPoint Documents
- Best Practices for PDFs - Setting Up Menus
- Best Practices for PDFs - Accessibility Checker
- Remediating PDF Accessibility Issues
For additional assistance, multiple virtual training sessions are offered to support our campus community as the university works to increase digital accessibility efforts. These sessions include Digital Accessibility at UCF, Document Accessibility, PDF Accessibility, Video Accessibility and Accessibility Open Lab. Please visit Workday Learning to register. UCF login required.
UCF adopted its Digital Accessibility Policy in June of 2022, an important step toward creating a community of belonging through the design of technology and digital environments that are available to and usable by all people. This policy applies to all information and communication technology that is developed, procured, maintained and used by UCF – including submissions to STARS. This policy also ensures that UCF is compliant with federal laws pertaining to accessibility.
How to Submit a Paper
1. Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (PDF).
If you use a word-processing program other than Microsoft Word, look for an "export" or "save as" option in your program to save it as an RTF file. If you have questions, please contact STARS@ucf.edu.
We can convert files from some programs into an acceptable format. Please contact STARS@ucf.edu.
2. Write an abstract or description for your paper. It can be any length. Please also select keywords. These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a search.
4. If you have any questions, contact STARS@ucf.edu..
Overview of the Process
After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of it and publish it on the site. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.
How to Revise Your Paper
If you publish this paper or a revised version elsewhere, for example in a journal, please send the citation of the new version to STARS@ucf.edu. We will be able to inform repository users about the new version.
If you would like to post a revised version of your paper on the site, please follow the instructions in How to Submit; however, please specify when you submit the paper that it is a revision of a previously submitted paper.