Where do I go to upload a paper (or book, or poem, or citation)?
There are two places you can click to begin uploading your paper.
You can upload a work by choosing "Upload Papers" under your profile information or in the top menu of the website.
Both of these paths will lead to the same uploading process which will allow you to add attachments, provide additional information such as abstracts and co-authors, tag your paper with research interests, and share the final product.
Add the full text of the paper or academic work that you're looking to grow the audience of. You can click and drag your file into the download box, or select the location of it on your computer by clicking "Choose File." You can add as many files as you want at once!
Wait for your papers to upload. You can see the progress bar of each paper above the name of the file or paper name.
We might ask you to confirm with a captcha - we do this to try to avoid spam on the site. Once you've done that, click continue!
Then, we'll ask you to provide additional information about your paper.
If you don't add research interests, we might suggest you add some research interests. Research interests function as tags on your paper, and having your paper appear in research interest feeds is a huge driver of paper traffic. We recommend a variety of research interests, from very broad ("War History") to mid-range ("American Revolution") to specific ("British Regiments in the Battle of Brandywine"), to make sure your paper gets the attention it deserves.
When you're finished, scroll to the bottom and click "Save Paper Details."
Next, we'll ask you to provide a few sentences about your paper.
Typically, we suggest you add a short summary, your primary thesis, or how your document is related to the greater literature surrounding the subject.
Then, click post! We'll take you back to your profile, where you can confirm your document is added to your profile.
Still have questions about uploading? Let us know!