Scholarly Communication and Management Program

The Scholarly Communication and Management Program (SCAMP) is a campuswide program that facilitates collaboration and a community dialogue on a wide range of scholarly communication issues that impact teaching and research (the changing nature of scholarship in a digital environment; economics of scholarly publishing; preservation of digital assets; intellectual property rights, etc.). SCAMP sponsors programs, forums, and initiatives that reflect the varying needs of our diverse academic community and serves as a clearinghouse for appropriate information and resources.
The UC Academic Senate passed a UC Open Access Policy on July 24, 2013 that ensures that future research articles authored by UC faculty will be made openly available to the public at no charge.  The UCI Libraries are taking an active role in ushering in this new era by implementing new library services in support of the policy, educating faculty, and helping them share their research. 

Watch a 90-second introduction to the policy. 

UC Open Access Policy 90 second video

Deposit Your Work

The deposit of articles in accordance with the UC Open Access Policy deposit is managed through eScholarship, UC’s open access repository and publishing platform.

Curious about what it takes to deposit an article in eScholarship?  Consult the quick-start guide (PDF).  You can also view a video tutorial on the deposit and management of content in eScholarship:

Login to eScholarship to begin the deposit process – or to notify us that your publication is already available in another open access repository. (Note: you will be asked to log in.  If you don’t yet have an eScholarship account, you will have the opportunity to create one.)




UC Open Access Policy Learn More

Get a Waiver, Embargo, or Addendum

Some publishers are requiring that authors waive the policy’s license as part of the publication process, or delay public access to an article for a specified period of time. Use our simple web form to generate document showing your waiver or embargo to send to your publisher.






UC Publishing Tools

Additional Publishing Tools of Scholarly Communication


For more information about the UC Open Access Policy, go to the Scholarly Communications Guide or contact Mitchell C. Brown, Scholarly Communications Coordinator (, 949-824-9732).

UCI Libraries is providing leadership by offering a forum and facilitating campus discussions on these evolving issues. Through collaboration and a community dialogue, we can explore these issues, raise awareness, develop local solutions, and potentially influence the course of scholarly communication on campus.

UCI Libraries' Response and Role

The UCI Libraries serves as a major national knowledge center, and is recognized as an essential information resource and clearinghouse for the UCI campus. The Libraries can play a key role in assisting the UCI academic community to address many of the scholarly communication issues that we face. And it participates in several national nonprofit organizations that promote innovations in scholarly communication: Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Consortium (SPARC), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and National Initiative for Networked Cultural Heritage (NINCH), and the National Institutes of Health, which in April 2008 issued new mandates for all funded research.

UC-based priorities are articulated on the Scholarly Communications at the University of California website.

SCAMP: Scholarly Communication and Management Program

Some of the specific activities that the UCI Scholarly Communication Program will sponsor, promote, and explore are:

The University of California has actively engaged in the discourse about Scholarly Communication and its collective work is captured by the summary of issues described by University of California, Office of Scholarly Communication. As members of the University of California, you are encouraged to follow these trends, and take appropriate action on the issues that affect you as a scholar, researcher, and student.

Author's Rights, Copyright & Fair Use

Authors Rights (SPARC Resource for Authors)

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

NSF Data Management Plan and Mandate

Open Access (OA) Issues & Resources and NIH Policies

What is Scholarly Communication

OASIS - Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook
This resource serves librarians, scholars & researchers, students, publishers and the general public by informing them about opportunities for engagement in Open Access (OA) submission, creation and achievement.

UCI Joint Resolution on Scholarly Communication and Faculty Copyrights

NIH Public Access Publisher Policies for Top 100 UCI-Authored Sciences Journals

Library Liaisons
The Library has designated a library liaison to serve as the principal contact for each campus department and program. Liaisons provide library information and services, offer specialized reference consultations, teach classes to support library research, and select and acquire library materials. 

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