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Scholarly Engagement in Academia
Promoting scholarly communication on campus is a collaborative effort amongst students, faculty, librarians, researchers, and administrators. Building positive relationships on campus fosters a mutually beneficial exchange of resources and ideas.
ASU Library engages with scholars to evoke positive change and provide assistance throughout the research lifecycle. We help to create opportunities to improve scholarship on campus by advancing scholarly communication through new research methods and innovative dissemination models. Multiple efforts by the library and other departments to support campus engagement provide a conducive environment for scholarly communication at ASU. Some specific examples of ASU Library engagement include:
Traditional and innovative collection development policies, providing access to print and electronic resources as well as offsetting some of the costs of open access publishing through institutional memberships.
Advocating for and implementing a university open access policy to advance the reach and impact of ASU scholarship.
Launched in Fall 2020, KEEP is the new and improved home for the preservation of scholarship produced by ASU faculty, staff, and students. Find and submit open access articles, collaborative research projects, musical performances, theses and dissertations and more!
Our Research Data Repository helps ASU affiliated researchers share, store, preserve, cite, explore, and make research data accessible and discoverable. It is a dedicated research data management service platform that serves in the publication and reuse phase of the research data lifecycle and works in concert with the KEEP Repository ecosystem to present a more complete picture of ASU’s scholarly activities.
Managed by the Ross-Blakely Law Library, the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Faculty Scholarship Repository provides easy access to the scholarly works of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law's faculty. Links to HeinOnline, Westlaw, and SSRN are also included where available.
ASU, along with the Greater Western Library Alliance, supports the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access in Particle Physics Publishing (SCOAP3), which proposes an innovative model to achieve Open Access to peer-reviewed literature in high-energy physics.
In January 2016, ASU Joined the Open Education Consortium. The Global Freshman Academy team and EdPlus (their online division), in partnership with the ASU Library and Graduate Student leaders is forming a working group around Open Access and use of OER.
ASU's Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) is a member of the Right to Research Coalition.
Open Access Policies
Many universities, organizations, and departments have implemented open access policies which require or encourage their researchers to permit their research to be openly available, usually in a specified open access repository. ASU passed an Open Access Policy in March of 2017, and the ASU Library Librarians Assembly passed an Open Access Resolution in 2010.
SPARC has coordinated with open-access policy leaders and experts to develop this new set of resources to support data-driven, community-engaging, and successful open-access policy development at institutions everywhere.
ASU has a current site license agreement with PNAS, which grants corresponding authors from ASU a $500 discount ($4,975 compared to the regular $5,475). Note that all PNAS articles are freely available 6 months after publication.
ASU Library has an Annual Institutional Membership, providing unlimited publishing with no additional fees for eligible authors. If you submit to any PeerJ journal using a recognized affiliated email, and are the Corresponding or Admin author of the submission, we will recognize you as eligible to publish using the Annual Institutional Membership.
Some funding agencies will allow these charges to be paid from grant funds, but of course, not all authors are funded. Many publishers will grant a waiver of the APC upon request if the author is not able to pay, so it is always worth checking to see if that’s a possibility. In addition, there are other ways you can make your work openly available for free.
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Office of Scholarship and Innovation
Located in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, the Office of Scholarship and Innovation brings collaborative design-based problem-solving to educational systems; supports faculty research and scholarly inquiry in education; leverages new technologies for learning; and creates digital solutions for the dissemination of knowledge. For example, they sponsor three open-access education journals to foster accessibility to scholarly publications and promote dialogue about educational policy research among diverse audiences.
The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.