Scholarly Publishing

The Libraries' Scholarly Communications and Publishing program helps faculty and student researchers navigate the publishing marketplace, seize opportunities to make their research more widely distributed and cited, and learn more about copyright, fair use and data compliance issues.

We are especially proud of the Libraries’ role in the Faculty Academic Senate adopting an open access policy, making access to student and scholarly journals, and facilitating workshops to teach faculty more about open educational resources.

Open Access Publishing

Open Access is defined as the "free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment" (SPARC).

Taking advantage of the democratizing power of the internet, Open Access ensures that access to research is freely accessible to anyone, anywhere. It also makes your research easier to discover around the world and more likely to be cited. Using the IU Libraries’ open access digital repository, IUScholarworks, we can help showcase, preserve and expand the reach of your peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, data, and grey literature.

Explore IU South Bend content in Scholarworks

IUScholarWorks also includes an e-journal publishing service. All IU South Bend’s student journals and theses can be found on IUScholarWorks, along with selective academic journals.

Explore IU South Bend ejournals in Scholarworks

More detailed information on open access as well as other aspects of scholarly publishing is found below.

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are part of an exciting movement in higher education that reduce the financial burden on students and educators alike by creating and using open (free) access to high-quality educational materials such as textbooks, course packs, multimedia materials and lesson plans. For faculty and instructors, OERs also can be can provide more flexibility in designing course content and support student success. We can help you identify OERs and other free materials as well as provide information on developing your own resources.

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Last reviewed: 05/2020