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Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing is the system through which research results and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use for other scholars, learners, and the public good. The system is in a state of rapid flux and evolution, driven by new information technologies, low marginal costs of online distribution, and changing reader expectations.

Over the last decade, Scholarly Publishing has become an overarching term used to describe a suite of digital services that support academic researchers and authors - open access publishing, institutional repositories, electronic theses and dissertations, authors’ rights and copyright advising, research data management, digital preservation, open educational resources, and support for the tools of digital scholarship.

Contact Information

Gordon Aamot
Director, Scholarly Communication and Publishing

Liz Bedford
Scholarly Publishing Outreach Librarian

Maryam Fakouri
Scholarly Publishing Outreach Librarian


Ask Us!

Open Access at UW

Faculty at the University of Washington are currently deliberating whether to pass an Open Access Policy as a means of empowering faculty authors to keep copyrights to their scholarly articles, while simultaneously demonstrating their commitment to sharing their research openly with the world.

Proposed Open Access Policy
Policy FAQ

Open Access Policy of the Association
of Librarians of the University of Washington

UW Open Access Resolutions

Open Access Initiative Report (pdf)

Scholarly Publishing cycle with OA deposit

Proposed OA Policy workflow