Scholarly Communication

The Office of Scholarly Communication

The term “scholarly communication” broadly refers to the steps of scholarly research, writing, publishing, and any other aspect of scholarly output. It is a complex process.

The process includes, but is not limited to:

  • Doing research for a paper
  • Preparing to write a journal article
  • Determining which publisher to use
  • Facilitating awareness and access to your works

Our Office provides services for three important aspects of scholarly communication:

 

Research

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Acquaint yourself with the research process, and learn more about our services to help you with your own research.

 

Open Access

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Learn about open access and what it means for universities, libraries, and your own published works.

 

Copyright

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Remain aware of copyright concepts and discover details that can help you with your own rights.

 

Blog Posts

Research Computing and Data Workshops Series: Foundations of Data Management Workshops

The UCF Libraries presents a Spring 2022 Foundations of Data Management Library Workshop Series starting in February. These workshops are a part of the Research Computing and Data Workshop Series, which is being jointly presented by UCF Library, UCF Graduate and Research IT, and UCF Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC). The UCF Libraries will hold […]

Open Access Publishing Support for UCF Researchers

Open access provides free access to scholarly research to anyone, anywhere in the world. However, publishing in open access may not be free for authors. That’s because there may be costs associated with publishing. In some open access journals, if an author wants to publish and make their work openly accessible, they will often have […]

Finding Open Access Resources Using Primo

Did you know that open access materials, like journal articles, can be found using UCF Libraries’ library system Primo? Sandy Avila, Science Librarian, shows you how to search Primo for OA resources with just a few easy steps. For more information about locating resources for your research, contact your subject librarian. For more information about […]

Open Educational Materials and Open Textbooks: The Who, What, Where, Why and How of OER

Have you heard the terms “open textbooks” or, more broadly, the umbrella term “open educational resources” (OER)? OER are free, openly licensed textbooks or other types of course materials. They are designed to be high quality, free alternatives to traditional textbooks.

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