About eScholarship@BC

Mission Statement

eScholarship@BC is the institutional repository of Boston College, managed by the Boston College University Libraries. The aim of eScholarship@BC is to showcase and preserve Boston College's scholarly output in digital form and to make it freely accessible globally. The repository supports the social justice mission of the University and promotes the goals of the University Libraries by providing access to scholarly resources wherever they are needed.

Benefits of displaying work in eScholarship@BC

Visibility, Access and Impact

  •     Increase access to scholarship by making it more openly available
  •     Enable readers to find works more easily
  •     Encourage higher citation rates and greater impact through wider readership
  •     Distribute unpublished works, papers, datasets
  •     Accelerate the transmission of ideas and potential collaboration
  •     Showcase the breadth and quality of scholarly work and the output of the University
  •     Enable compliance with grant-funder or government requirements for openness


  •     Provide coordinated and sustainable digital preservation of scholarship
  •     Create an accessible digital collection of an author’s research
  •     Receive a permanent link for each item to embed in a CV or email

Social Justice

  •     Provide global access to knowledge for readers, regardless of their ability to pay
  •     Increase and accelerate the diffusion of knowledge across the globe
  •     Foster international and interdisciplinary collaboration
  •     Support the educational and social justice missions of the University

See our Frequently Asked Questions and Policies pages for more information about eScholarship@BC.

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