Submission Guidelines for Composition Exemplars

Instructions for Exemplars

Instructions for submitting your composition to the Kutztown University Research Commons (KURC) Exemplars Collection:

The submission process consists of 3 steps:

  1. Giving the KURC permission to publish your work online.
  2. Uploading the file.
  3. Checking that the file is correct once you have received the link.

Before you begin, it helps to have 4 things ready to go:

  1. An abstract of about 200 words for your submission.
  2. No more than 10 keywords or phrases for search engines to find.
  3. A decision on what Creative Commons License you would like to use, or not. More info HERE (It is not as daunting as it looks, and we recommend you add the license to prevent others from claiming your work.)
  4. Create a KURC account, or go to the KURC ( site and login.

Step 1: Give the KURC permission to publish your work online

  1. Complete the permission form HERE
  2. If you have any questions the email address to contact is:

Step 2: Upload your work:

  1. Go to the Exemplars website
  2. Select the SUBMIT RESEARCH link, under AUTHOR CORNER, on the right.
  3. Fill out the form, which will also give you a place to upload your file.
  4. If you would like the library to upload the file for you, you can email your files directly to
  5. Please include your abstract and keywords in your email.

Step 3: Checking your work

  1. When your work is uploaded, you will be notified by the Research Commons team through email.
  2. The email will contain the permanent link to your research or creative work. Follow that link and make sure the work was uploaded correctly. This is the link to use if you want to refer people or organizations to your work.
Any questions or comments can be sent directly to Sue Czerny, the Digital Initiatives Librarian, at: