Submission Guidelines for Departmental Papers (CE)

Goals and Mission for ScholarWorks@UTEP

ScholarWorks@UTEP is the dynamic open access institutional repository committed to elevating scholarly communication from the community at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). The purpose is to collect, organize, preserve, and disseminate output created by authors and scholars affiliated with UTEP. ScholarWorks@UTEP is also the premier publisher of Open Educational Resources (OER) adapted and created at UTEP, upholding the mission of the University to continue to provide access to quality higher education.


  • UTEP Faculty and Staff
  • UTEP Graduate Students
  • UTEP Undergraduate Students
  • Alumni submitting work completed while affiliated with UTEP
  • Scope of Content

    Any scholarly work created by individuals or collaborators affiliated with UTEP can be submitted for publication. Members of the UTEP community can also submit publications created with members not affiliated with UTEP.


    Open Educational Resources are materials that have been licensed in a way that they can be shared freely and modified to fit the course learning objectives and the needs of the students. Using OER is one route an instructor can take when selecting zero-cost course materials. Materials can be adopted as-is or can be modified to make them more pertinent and applicable. Creation is also a possibility when more apropos OER are not available. OER materials that are significantly modified and/or created by members of the UTEP community are published and housed in ScholarWorks@UTEP. To learn more about OER, please contact Tessy Torres via email at

    Supported Content

    Materials can include, but are not limited to:

    • Articles
    • Assessments
    • Audio recordings
    • Books
    • Book chapters
    • Conference documents
    • Dissertations
    • Images
    • Architectural Plans
    • Journal Issues
    • Manuscripts
    • Newsletters
    • Playscript
    • Podcasts
    • Presentations
    • Reports
    • Reviews
    • Theses
    • Videos
    • Working papers
    • Other

    Content Not Supported

    FERPA-protected information
    Protected health-related information
    Identifying information, to include images and audio of individuals, unless given explicit, written permission.

    Supported File Types


    Withdrawal Policy

    Full versions of items submitted for publication can be removed upon request. Citations will remain up on the record, however.

    Who Can Submit

    Departmental Papers (CE) only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of Departmental Papers (CE). For additional information, please contact Lisa Weber,

    How to Submit a Paper

    1. Papers can be submitted in any format. Most formats will be converted to PDF; however, it is possible to post papers in their native format if desired.

    2. Write an abstract 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.

    3. Submit the paper by emailing it to Lisa Weber, Include in an email message the following things: abstract; keywords; and name, affiliation (department and university), and email address for each author.

    4. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Weber,

    5. You will be notified when the paper has been 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 Lisa Weber, 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.