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TRACE Submission Guide

Information for authors and campus units adding research and creative work to TRACE, UT's open repository of scholarship.

Do you want to deposit your work in TRACE? Go to the:

Researchers interested in setting up an e-journal should contact Rachel Caldwell, Scholarly Communication and Publishing Librarian.


Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange (TRACE) is UT's institutional open-access repository. It is a publicly-accessible archive of research and creative work done by the UT Knoxville research communities.

Created and maintained by the University of Tennessee (UT) Libraries, TRACE gives UT researchers a legal means to make their work openly available to the public, in keeping with the terms of their publication agreements with journal publishers. TRACE is also much more than that.

TRACE contains scholarly works by UT faculty, staff, and graduate students, as well as documents from the University Archives. Content includes journal articles, technical reports, data sets, theses and dissertations, conference papers and presentations, book chapters, and other works. Scholarly outputs, creative work from faculty and graduate students, and materials that are of historical value to the university are included in the scope of the collection. In addition, undergraduate student work that is sponsored or approved by a faculty member, academic department, or campus unit may be added.