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Open Scholarship & Scholarly Publishing

Covering various elements of producing and sharing scholarship.


Open Scholarship & Scholarly Publishing is core to a network of resources and services offered by the Libraries to guide researchers and students through the labyrinth of finding, using, creating and sharing scholarly works. For those who are thinking about how to gain access to the tools and content you need to produce your research with sound practices, and then share your methodology, protocols, source code, data, graphs, articles, books and more, this guide is for you. Consider this a hub that addresses questions such as:

We invite you to explore these topics and many more through these guides, and please use the contacts provided on these pages to be in touch if you have questions or comments!

About Open Scholarship & Scholarly Publishing.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) define open science/scholarship as:

“The principle and practice of making research products and processes available to all, while respecting diverse cultures, maintaining security and privacy, and fostering collaborations, reproducibility, and equity.” 

Open Scholarship is about transparently and publicly sharing research processes and outputs through openly accessible tools and platforms for the purpose of building vetted collective knowledge within and across disciplines and communities.

Scholarly Publishing is about means of vetting and sharing the works you produce. It covers a smaller slice of the research lifecycle.

The details of these systems are complex and situational. Please be in touch if you want to discuss how to optimize your work within them.

"Principles of Open Scholarship" (Slide 19) in "Peer Review in the Age of Open Science" by Tony Ross-Hellauer (2017) is licensed with a CC BY 4.0 license.