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Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing is the system through which research results and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use for other scholars, learners, and the public good. The system is in a state of rapid flux and evolution, driven by new information technologies, low marginal costs of online distribution, and changing reader expectations.

Over the last decade, Scholarly Publishing has become an overarching term used to describe a suite of digital services that support academic researchers and authors - open access publishing, institutional repositories, electronic theses and dissertations, authors’ rights and copyright advising, research data management, digital preservation, open educational resources, and support for the tools of digital scholarship.

Contact Information

Gordon Aamot
Director, Scholarly Communication and Publishing

Tim Jewell
Scholarly Publishing Librarian

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Open Access at UW

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Open Access Initiative Report (pdf)
Proposed Open Access Policy
Policy FAQ
UW Open Access Resolutions

Informal Drop-In Q&A Sessions

Research Commons – Room Green A
Wednesday, April 26, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Monday, May 1, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Health Sciences Library, Pacific Room
Wednesday, May 3, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Friday, May 5, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Research Commons – Room Green A
Monday, May 8, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, May 12, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Monday, May 15, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Scholarly Publishing cycle with OA deposit
image courtesy of Ben Marwick, 2017