Scholarly Communication encompasses the complete scholarship lifecycle: research, data collection and analysis, authoring, peer review and certification; publication and discovery. Each stage is affected by decisions dictating how the research is disseminated and used. These decisions have implications for scholars, the research, and society. As a scholar, you need to possess basic knowledge of the related issues, including copyright, author rights, open access, publishing, digital archiving, and data management, in order to make informed decisions. This library guide is designed to help you understand the scholarship lifecycle and its underlying issues, empowering you take action and make the best choices to further the reach of your work.
The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-two 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.