Scholarly Communication

What is it?

Scholarly communication, the process of creating and disseminating new knowledge, is a system in transition. While scholarly publishing was once limited to printed journals and books, online distribution has generated opportunities for a wide variety of publication models to coexist, including traditional publishing, open access publishing, author-archiving in repositories, and open data sharing.

Authors publishing in new formats enjoy the benefits of greater distribution of their work to a more diverse audience, but must take more care to understand and manage their copyrights and publication agreements. The library can help you investigate your publishing options and provide information for managing your rights as an author.

Services for faculty

Scholars’ Repository: Deposit your journal articles and other scholarly work in the University’s online repository.

Publication list review: Send us your publication list or CV. We will identify open access articles that can be deposited in the Scholars’ Repository and advise you on the publisher’s policies for other works on your list.

Publication agreement review: We will review your new publication agreements for terms that affect the reuse of your work and advise you on the use of the SPARC Author’s Addendum.

Consultations: We are available by appointment to consult on journal policies, open access publishing, author copyright, data management planning, data sharing options, and compliance with research funder requirements (NSF, NIH).

Services for students

Scholars’ Repository: We will assist you in depositing your research project, thesis, or dissertation in the University’s online repository.

Assistance and More Information

Contact Eleta Exline, Scholarly Communication Coordinator, at (603) 862-4352 or by email.

For more on scholarly communication, open access publishing, and author rights, see the Scholarly Communication and Open Access guide.

For more about data management, data sharing, and compliance with research funding requirements, see the Data Management Toolkit @ UNH.