Scholarly communication is the process by which scholars create, evaluate, and share the results of their research and creative work. In recent years, traditional forms of scholarly communication have become less economically sustainable as access restrictions and the high price of journals present barriers to maintaining an open and cost-effective system. Today, with common acceptance of digital publishing, scholarly communication concerns have broadened beyond journal costs to include issues affecting content creation and dissemination and have presented opportunities for libraries to leverage their services and expertise to advocate for and bring about positive change.
Learn more about how the evolving scholarly ecosystem interacts with your research plan through exploration of the information below.
- Information about Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons
- Fair Use and Creative Commons for Images
- An Introduction to Copyright Resources for Authors - practical guidance when submitting journal articles (by SPARC)
- Author Rights Addendum (by SPARC)