Scholarly communication is the term used to describe the variety of subjects pertaining to the creation and dissemination of research, and other scholarly writing. This topic ranges from discussions on publishers, funders, informal communications, and beyond.
For a more in-depth picture of scholarly communication, read ACRL Guide to Scholarly Communication.
Copycats and Mimicry
We provide training and assistance with identifying and avoiding predators who mimic open access journals and publishers in order to prey on researchers.
What to Verify
What Are Your Rights?
Knowing your rights as an author of a scholarly article is an important and often overlooked first step in publishing process. Use SHERPA/RoMEO to learn about publishers' use policies after publication, and read summaries of self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights given to authors.
Retain Your Author's Rights When Possible
Publishers often require you to sign an agreement that transfers copyright from your work to them and limits your ability to use, share, and distribute your work. Learn about statements that can be included to retain your rights, as well as other methods and resources.
We support both traditional and non-traditional scholarly outputs. Increasing the visibility of your publications also increases your impact on scholarship.
Benefits of Open Access
Open access increases the likelihood that a scholar's work will be discovered and cited if the work is available without a paywall.
Remember to verify the journal is not a predatory one pretending to be open!
Why Manage and Share Your Data?
Start with a data management plan. Create and manage your plan through the free DMPTool
What Can We Do For You?
CORE Scholar is Wright State University's institutional repository. Within the institutional repository, we collect and make available the scholarly output of WSU faculty, staff, and students, as well as local, regional, and WSU heritage material.