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Scholarly Communications

Scholarly communications refers to library initiatives to increase campus awareness of the (sometimes unsustainable) economics of scholarly publishing, alternative publishing models, and new paths to increased access to scholarship.

Scholarly communications include the entire cycle of scholarship, from conducting research to managing and analyzing your data to writing up your results to deciding where and how to share your findings. Key aspects of scholarly communications are:

  • Author rights
  • Copyright
  • Institutional repositories
  • New models of publishing
  • Plagiarism

We encourage the Indiana University Kokomo community to explore our resources and engage with us on all aspects of scholarly communication services.

Our services

We are available to work with faculty, students, and staff on questions relating to copyright, publishing, open access, and related issues. Here are some examples of questions we can advise on:

  • Adding your scholarship to the Indiana University institutional repository, IU ScholarWorks
  • Assessing the impact of your scholarship for promotion and tenure dossiers and/or research awards
  • Creating, publishing, and sharing your data management plan in order to comply with funding agency mandates
  • Ethically using copyrighted material in a publication, presentation, or course
  • Evaluating and selecting a journal in which to publish your manuscript
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Discover more

These resources are specific to either IU Kokomo or the Indiana University system:

Related resources

The following sources are from other academic institutions and explain more about scholarly communications in general.

  • Arizona State University Library Scholarly Communication guide: This resource further details the scholarship lifecycle and its underlying issues.
  • Northwestern University Library Scholarly Communications guide: This resource provides useful definitions of concepts in scholarly communications, as well as curated lists of supplementary resources.

Last Updated: 1 January 2019

Last updated: 01/08/2019