Scholarly Communication Services

Scholarly Communication Services provides resources and expertise surrounding the scholarly publication cycle – from initial stages of data management planning through the dissemination and archiving of scholarly works. We also work to raise awareness of new tools and initiatives that may help UT Austin faculty, students, and staff more effectively communicate the results of their research.

Our goal is to identify services and strategies that can help save our faculty, students and staff time while increasing the reach of their research.

Consultations available for

Author Rights

We can help explain publisher policies and copyright transfer agreements. You can consult with us in order to learn how to negotiate and retain rights to your work.

Copyright Assistance

We provide copyright assistance to UT faculty, students, staff, and researchers. We are available to answer your questions via email or in person by appointment. We are also available to give a presentation to your class or department.

If you would like to learn more about copyright, please visit our Copyright Crash Course.

Open Scholarship

The UT Libraries encourages open forms of scholarship that more widely disseminate the research and scholarship of UT Austin. Learn more through our open access policy.

Contact us if you would like to discuss ways to improve access to your research.

Open Memberships and Author Benefits

UT Libraries participates in several open access publishing initiatives. Information regarding our priorities for funding these initiatives is available here.

Some of the initiatives we fund include direct benefits to authors.

  • BioMed Central: 15% discount on article processing charge (APC)
  • Luminos: 30% discount on the title publication fee
  • MDPI: 10% discount on APC
  • PeerJ: We’ve deposited money into an account with PeerJ. UT Austin authors can use those funds to pay their PeerJ APCs.
  • Portland Press: authors receive a discount on APC

Other open access memberships provide UT Austin support for more sustainable publishing models.

If you have a specific question about one of these memberships or other open access publishing initiatives, please contact your subject liaison librarian or the Scholarly Communications Librarian.

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