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Scholarly Publishing and Communication

What is Scholarly Communication?

Scholarly communication can be defined as "the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use" (ACRL). While scholarly communication has typically focused on journal publication, we can also include other types of research output, such as data, software, and other kinds of digital scholarship.

HSLS librarians are available to provide scholarly communication support to Pitt's health sciences community in various ways. The following are a few examples:

  • How can I make my work open access? What are the benefits?
  • How do I select and evaluate journals for publication?
  • How can I make my data, software, and code discoverable in the Pitt Data Catalog?
  • What do I need to know about retaining the rights to my work when publishing?
  • When applying for a grant, are there any open access requirements I should be aware of?
  • How do I use research indicators to evaluate the academic and societal impact of my work?

Further Resources

For more topics related to scholarly communication, here are other relevant research guides and courses created by HSLS librarians.