Scholarly Communication

Scholarly communication is to make your scholarly work accessible and interactive. We help you manage your information through the research process and communicate research results to the broader scholarly community and to the public. We can help you:

Comply with UC & Federal Funder Open Access Policies

UC Open Access Policies

UC Open Access Policy ensures that research articles authored by faculty at all 10 UC campuses will be made available to the public at no charge. 

UC Presidential Open Access Policy expands open access rights and responsibilities to all other authors who write scholarly articles while employed at UC, including non-senate researchers, lecturers, post-doctoral scholars, administrative staff, librarians, and graduate students.

Deposit Your Work / FAQ

  • Manage your publications
  • Participate in the UC Open Access Policy
  • Increase the impact of your work

eScholarship: a dynamic research platform providing Open-Access scholarly publishing services to the University of California and scholars worldwide. It is a service available for use free of charge by UCI affiliates. See UCI departments and research centers' collections

UC Discounts on Article Publication Charges (APCs) for Open Access Journals

The UCI Libraries are unable to contribute to individual APCs.

NIH Policies

US Federal Funder Public Access Policies: comply with NIH, NSF, DOE, and other federal funding agencies for their open access mandates

More detail - Scholarly Communication & Related Issues

Recommended reading - A social networking site is not an open access repository

Track Research Impact

Altmetrics: measuring the impact of scholarly output through social media by tracking number of tweets, blog posts, likes, bookmarks, figshare citations, video uploads, news outlets

Google Scholar: tracking citation metrics using popular indices and easy-to-read graphs

Journal Citation Reports: comparing and evaluating journals based on citation data, providing a variety of impact and influence metrics, including Journal Impact Factor, Eigenfactor®, rank-in-category tables, journal self-citations, and Impact Factor boxplots

Mendeley: a free reference manager and an academic social network

ORCID: providing a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers through integration in manuscript, grant submission, and in any research workflow to ensure credit attribution for scholarly work

Web of Science Citation Reports: gathering and organizing author information for the purpose of evaluating Author Impact. It can be used to discern patterns, find an h-index, and get a fuller picture of the publishing and citation history of an individual author

More detail - Research Impacts Using Citation Metrics