The term scholarly communications refers to the entire ecosystem for creating, registering, evaluating, disseminating, preserving, and reshaping research and scholarship, including intellectual property policies and the gamut of old and new publication types. Scholarly communications support students, teachers, researchers, and the advancement of knowledge. There is widespread belief that the traditional system for disseminating scholarship is broken. Evolving systems present opportunities for research to be shared more broadly and rapidly.
There's a lot to know about copyright. Learn about laws, policies, and applications.
Open Access (OA)
Providing open access to research and scholarship has become a worldwide movement serving the mission of higher education. Learn more about Open Acess (OA) at CMU and beyond.
Financial support for Open Access (OA) publishing
Interested in publishing open access? Get information, discounts, and money from the Libraries.
Research Showcase @ CMU
The University Libraries provides a repository named Research Showcase to preserve and provide free online (open) access to work produced by Carnegie Mellon faculty and students.
Depositing your dissertation
CMU encourages you to think carefully about how you deposit and publish your dissertation.
Members of the Carnegie Mellon community are expected to be honest, fair, and respectful, to place the good of the community above personal considerations, and to hold others accountable for adherence to these standards.
Use researcher, funder, and update IDs to help yourself and others streamline research. Always know who's who and what's what.
Public access mandates & policies
What is public access? Who mandates that you provide it? What are OSTP and FASTR? We have answers.
Scholarly Communications Forum
The Scholarly Communications Forum provides events to educate and engage the Carnegie Mellon community in scholarly communications issues.
Kudos is a web-based toolkit that helps you maximize the visibility and impact of your publications. Using Kudos tools, you can explain, enrich and share your work, then measure the impact these activities had on downloads, citations and altmetrics.
The #OpenCMU campaign aims to increase access to CMU work and the impact of CMU work.