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DigitalCommons@TMC Get Started Guide

Digital Commons @ TMC is an online repository sponsored by The TMC Library and dedicated to serving as a scholarly resource for member institutions of the
Texas Medical Center..

About DigitalCommons@TMC


DigitalCommons@TMC is an open-access online digital repository serving the Texas Medical Center community, dedicated to providing permanent and free access to works authored by TMC scholars and researchers. Selected Texas Medical Center historical materials and publications are also collected here. 

This growing collection combines, shares, publishes, and preserves works produced by faculty, scientists and students at TMC institutions. Papers, conference presentations, dissertations and theses, student projects, teaching materials, data sets, reports, images, video and audio files may be deposited here.

If you are affiliated with a TMC institution, we invite you to deposit your materials here to share your work on a global scale, and to ensure that your contribution to the health sciences remains a visible part of the Texas Medical Center’s digital legacy.

Publishing your work in DigitalCommons@TMC will increase the reach and impact of your work. Not only will your work be findable through DigitalCOmmons@TMC JDC, it will also show up in major search engines like Google, Google Scholar, and Bing. You will also be supporting open access. Every month, there are more than 2000+ institutions, 145+ countries with more than 15k downloads on DigitalCommons@TMC.

To learn more, read the Author FAQ page, please contact, or call us at 713-795-4200 for more information.

Other services we provide include helping you publish your peer-reviewed academic journalhosting conference, symposium or workshop content and hosting your research data that does not contain sensitive information. For more information, visit the FAQ page.


Yes, you are welcome to deposit your works here, as long as:

  • You are or were affiliated with a TMC institution when the work was created
  • The work was created or co-created by you
  • You currently own or co-own the copyright

To learn more, read the Author FAQ page.

We strongly recommend authors and editors interested in uploading works to the repository to peruse the full list of FAQs before starting the process. Have more questions? Contact us!