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.

Depositing your dissertation or thesis

CMU encourages you to think carefully about how you deposit and publish your dissertation or thesis.

KiltHub Repository

KiltHub is the comprehensive institutional repository and research collaboration platform for research data and scholarly outputs produced by members of Carnegie Mellon University and their collaborators.

Symplectic Elements

Symplectic Elements is a research information management system that can be used to collect and analyze research output.


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.

Open Science Framework

Manage and share your projects and collaborations with OSF.

Academic integrity

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.


The #OpenCMU campaign aims to increase access to CMU work and the impact of CMU work.


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.

CMU Open Access Agreements

Carnegie Mellon University has negotiated with several publishers to find new and innovative licensing terms with a focus towards open access and sustainable costs to access academic journals.