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Scholarly Communication

Scholarly Communication: The formal and informal means by which scholars contribute to the constantly evolving discussion between them. This guide gives authors, researchers, and inventors new tools and information about the world of "ScholComm" today!

The Ongoing Conversation Between Scholars

Scholarly communication refers to the many and varied ways researchers, academics, and students participate in the ongoing conversation of research in every field.

SPARC Author Addendum

The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) is an alliance of academic and research libraries organized through the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Their Author Resources page includes the Author Addendum as well as more information about copyright and open access as it relates to academic researchers.

Below, find the PDFs of the Author Addendum and the guide on Author Rights.

SHERPA Databases

Based at the University of Nottingham and in association with JISC, SHERPA's databases support authors and researchers in need of information about publishers' and funders' open access policies.

Useful Tools

How Open Is It?

How open is the journal you're interested in reading or submitting to? The "How Open Is It?" guide from PLOS and SPARC can help answer that question.


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