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Scholars’ Collaborative

Scholarly Communication & Publishing

For all UT scholars—with diverse roles as researchers, grant writers, instructors, authors, creators, editors, reviewers, or administrators—scholarly communication1 consultations will help you share your academic work in relevant, honest, and elegant forms while fostering our institutional mission to “move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world.”

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Use the guides below, or set up a consultation with Rachel Caldwell, the Scholarly Communication & Publishing Librarian, for expertise in:

  • Publishing – Support throughout the scholarly publishing process, including:
    • establishing and hosting new journals,
    • publishing in open access publications, and
    • preserving and archiving research and creative outputs, including theses and dissertations.
  • Copyright – Assistance with copyright questions for authors, researchers, and instructors.
  • Open Educational Resources – Finding or creating openly licensed teaching materials, such as open textbooks
  • Compliance – Complying with funder requirements, such as public access policies.
  • Research Impact – Advice in assessing the impact of research and creative works, including citation metrics and citation analysis.
  • Author Rights & Editorial Support – Support to authors and editors, ranging from evaluating journal reputations to understanding publication agreements.


Videos & Slides from the SCP Librarian

Visit the Scholarly Communication & Publishing Librarian’s SlideShare page for short presentations on ORCID, Trace, and other scholarly publishing resources.


1The phrase scholarly communication refers to how scholars share, question, criticize, and learn about research in their field, from journals and blogs to monographs and Tweets.  It can also be used to describe scholars sharing their research or creative works with the world at large.

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