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Scholarly Publishing Services

Scholarly Publishing CycleScholarly 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. (Image courtesy the University of Winnipeg.) 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. At UW Libraries we can help with:

Publishing platforms

UW Libraries currently offers four publishing options for UW-community publications:

  • Researchworks for individual articles and data.
  • Open Journal Systems for journal hosting.
  • Manifold for digital monographs.
  • Pressbooks for Open Educational Resources such as open textbooks.
  • Reclaim Hosting for Digital Scholarship projects using tools like Omeka, Scalar, and Wordpress.

Publishing support

We are happy to help you navigate the confusing world of scholarly journal publishing and Open Access, offering information about:

Copyright guidance

While we cannot offer explicit legal advice, we can provide you background and context for thinking through questions around:

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)

The Libraries partners with the UW Graduate School to support students submitting their Theses and Dissertations to our online ETD program. We can help with publishing-related questions such as: