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Scholarly Communication

Resources for scholarly publishing, author rights and maximizing the impact of your research.

About this Guide

This guide will help you understand the changing nature of scholarly communication; help you choose the best publishing option that will maximize the impact of your research; help you understand your rights as an author; inform you of your options for disseminating your work, including open-access publishing; and provide you with resources for finding and using open access scholarship.

Below are brief explanations of the tabs in the guide.

Share your scholarship and enhance Dominican’s reputation through our institutional repository, Constellation.  Includes subtabs.

Author Rights
You don't have to sign away your copyright to a publisher.  Find out what rights you have and how to keep them.  Learn how to create your own license with Creative Commons.  Includes subtabs.

Open Access
Open access information is free to view, download and print.  Learn more about how it works, and about open access scholarship, images, educational materials and more you can use in your research and teaching.  Includes subtabs.

Open access publishing is just like traditional publishing, only your research can potentially reach more readers.  Find out what you need to know when publishing open access.

Latest News
Read continuously updated news feeds on scholarly communication.

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At Dominican

"Constellation is a source of pride for us when we're on the national stage."

            - Claire Noonan, VP for Mission and Ministry


"It's an opportunity for Dominican to have its place out there."

              - Karen Brown, GSLIS Faculty and PhD Program Director