Scholarly communication is the process by which academics, scholars, and researchers create, share, and publish their research, making it available to the wider academic community and beyond.

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Publishing

There are many ways to share your work. Learn more about choosing where and how, whether in traditional journals and books or through new avenues.

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Managing your rights

You own your scholarship - until you don't! Explore copyright and intellectual property issues in research and publishing to help you retain the rights to your own work.

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Open access

Open access (OA) publications and data are freely and publicly available to anyone who wants to read or use them. Find out more about how you can make your work more broadly available.

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Scholarly identity

Your scholary identity drives your scholarly reputation. Take control of your identity today.

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Sharing and preserving

Repositories are a long-term digital home for your work. Learn how to share, preserve, and discover scholarly content.

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Funder access requirements

Many funding agencies require sharing grant-funded research publications and data. Check how to comply with your funder requirements.

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Impact measures

There are many ways to describe the impact of your work. Understand more about impact measures and how they are used.

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Open science

Open science practices increase rigor, accountability, and reproducibility of research. Learn more about how you can make your research open.

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