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Scholarly Communication: Campus Engagement

A guide to issues in scholarly communication, including publishing, open access, copyright, author rights, and digital archiving.

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.
  • Providing support services for researchers throughout the research life cycle.
  • Creating and managing the ASU Digital Repository, which allows for the open sharing and improved discovery of research by ASU scholars. 

ASU Repositories

ASU Supports:

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.

Open Access Publishing Discounts for ASU Authors

While the majority of open access journals publish articles for free, many of the most well-known open access publishers do require that authors pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) to offset the cost of publication. The ASU Library is able to provide discounts on APCs with certain publishers as a result of the following partnerships and subscriptions:

ECS has provided these directions: How to publish open access with ECS

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.

ASU Open Access Journals

ASU Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development

Arizona State University is redefining the 21st century research university as a “knowledge enterprise.” A knowledge enterprise creates and disseminates knowledge, educates the next generation of leaders, and enables discovery and innovation that promotes sustainable development locally and around the world. 

ASU Knowledge Enterprise Development advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, economic development and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way.

Scholarly Communication Librarian

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Anali Perry
Subjects: Copyright, Scholarly Communication, Digital Repositories, Scholarly Publishing, Impact & Metrics, Open Access and Open Education.
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