Scholarly publishing

About our services

We offer workshops and consultations for faculty and students on scholarly publishing.

Copyright and author rights

  • Check journal copyright policies for theses and dissertations
  • Investigate your rights as an author
  • Fair use in the classroom and research
  • Use Creative Commons with your own works
  • Find material licensed with Creative Commons

Open access

  • Identify and review OA journals for publication
  • Find open repositories for sharing your work
  • Consultations on running an OA journal
  • Help complying with funder mandates for sharing research

Measure scholarly impact

  • Help understanding and using tools for measuring scholarly impact
  • Help understanding and using various research metrics, such as Journal Citation reports, h index and altmetrics
  • Help building Google Scholar and ORCID profiles
  • Annual Scholarly Impact Challenge

Get help with scholarly publishing

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Open Access Week

Join the Libraries as we celebrate Open Access Week from October 24-27!

Copyright for Graduate Students Workshop

 Tuesday, October 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Learn about your rights over your thesis/dissertation as well as what to look out for when using someone else’s content. Register with the GSA for this virtual workshop.

OER Faculty Grant Application Webinar

Register for this workshop at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, to learn more about the Libraries' OER Faculty Grant program, including how to apply. You can also watch a recording of the workshop at our OER Faculty Grant website.

Faculty testimonials

Open access journals provide free access to scholarly work worldwide without any limitations. Many researchers at many universities, especially from third-world countries, can't access subscription journal articles since their university/organization can't afford a subscription. Scholarly research work can be disseminated quickly and to a wider community

Pradeep Menezes

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Pradeep Menezes

Publishing in Open Access journals has meant that my work has been published quickly and without being behind a paywall. The review time and publishing time are both on the order of weeks! This has been a huge help with getting data published, particularly when I’m under a time pressure such as a grant finishing or wanting to cite the data for a new publication or grant.

Sarah Haigh

Psychology

Dr. Sarah Haigh

In our research group we strive to do work that is applied and pragmatic. Results from our research might be used to inform policy implementation, evaluate or improve interventions, or to develop new programs. Publishing in open access journals is one tool we can use to ensure that our research findings.

Karla Wagner

School of Public Health

Dr. Karla Wagner

Given the international nature of agricultural research particularly in semi-arid and arid regions, we selected OA publishers because it allows the greatest dissemination of our work to researchers throughout the world who might benefit from our research results.

John Cushman

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Dr. John Cushman

Our scholarly publishing expert

Scholarly Publishing
Teresa Schultz
Teresa Schultz
Assistant Professor, Scholarly Communications & Social Sciences Librarian Anthropology - Cultural & Linguistic, Honors, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
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