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Office of Scholarly Communication

The Office of Scholarly Communication supports the production, dissemination, promotion and preservation of scholarly research and creative works in a digital research environment. Our team works with faculty, graduate students and undergraduates on projects ranging from copyright contract reviews to consultations and support for emerging models of academic publishing.

The Scholarly Communication team is available for:


  • Available for workshops on many topics related to academic publishing including: open access, copyrights, data management, citation analysis and more.

Open Access archiving

  • Deposit of scholarship materials (working papers, journal articles, reports, data sets) in DigiNole Commons
  • Grants compliance advisory (Federal open access mandates, NIH Public Access Policy)
  • Departmental publications analysis (In-depth research on the publishing habits of faculty)
  • ETD lifecycle

Open Access publishing

  • Developing an open access journal or converting a journal to open access
  • Abstracting and indexing for open access journals
  • Management of Open Access Fund for supporting Article Processing Charges 


  • Use of copyrighted material in scholarship (permissions management, fair use)
  • Author's copyright advisory (publication contracts)
  • Licensing using Creative Commons open licenses 

Digital Scholarship

  • Citation Analysis (impact of individuals, journals, articles)
  • Impact Analysis (altmetrics, downloads, hits, SEO)
  • Data management planning
  • Data citation, licensing and access opportunities
  • Digital humanities information and resources


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Micah Vandegrift                                    Camille Thomas                                                Josh Bolick

Digital Scholarship Coordinator              Digital Scholarship Graduate Assistant            Scholarly Communication Assistant