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Scholarly Communication

Scholarly Communication

What is “Scholarly Communication”? Scholarly Communication is a term used to describe the ways that academics, researchers, scholars, and educators create, evaluate, and share their work. UConn Library offers numerous services and resources to help researchers navigate the scholarly communication ecosystem, including Open Access.

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  • Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA) – We provide maintenance, delivery, and preservation of a wide range of digital resources for educational and cultural institutions and state agencies in the State of Connecticut.
  • Digital Projects – We host and support award-winning digital scholarship projects such as the Puerto Rico Citizenship Archives Project, which won the 2018 Award for Research from the Center for Research Libraries.
  • OpenCommons@UConn – We manage the University’s repository for the intellectual output of the UConn community. Our repository can accommodate virtually any publication, presentation, or production in electronic format. We encourage authors to self-archive their research or take advantage of our journal publishing services.
  • Open Educational Resources (OERs) – We provide grants to UConn faculty to (1) review OER textbooks and other learning materials, (2) create OERs, and (3) flip their courses to using OERs instead of costly traditional textbooks.
  • Research Data Services – We help you manage your data to increase the pace of the research process, contribute to the soundness of research results, help meet funder requirements, and make research easy to share and discover. 
  • Publishing Services – We host and support open access scholarly journals affiliated with UConn, including The Journal for Evidence-based Practice in Correctional Health and The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal.
  • Workshops – We teach workshops and seminars periodically for the UConn community on author rights, evaluating journal quality, and other topics. We also host an annual event series during Open Access Week.


  • Author Rights – We provide a guide for you to understand and retain your rights as an author and researcher.
  • Citation Analysis for Promotion and Tenure – We provide a guide for you to conduct citation analysis, finding impact factors and journal rankings, to support your promotion, tenure, and reappointment process.
  • Evaluating Journal Quality – We provide a guide for you to understand the tools and methods for evaluating the quality of scholarly journals. Intended for authors, editors and reviewers.
  • Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) – We are an ORCID member organization. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and supports automated linkages across various scholarly communication systems ensuring that your work is recognized. Create your ORCID today!
  • Research Data Management – We guide you through best practices in research data management and available data storage options at UConn.

Other Initiatives

  • Greenhouse Studios – We are forging a new model of inquiry-driven, collaboration-first scholarly production.

Other Resources

  • SHERPA/RoMEO – We encourage you to use this searchable database of publishers’ open access policies. Included are summaries of self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights given to authors on a journal-by-journal basis.