Copyright, Data & Publishing
What is Scholarly Communication?
You engage in scholarly communication every time you read an academic journal or a scholarly book, publish a blog post about your research, sign an agreement with a publisher, or participate in peer review.
If you are a UCLA student, researcher, or faculty member who is at any stage of the publication process, the UCLA Library can help in a variety of ways. In addition to traditional services such as assistance with literature searching and training in proper citation, the Library offers:
- data management planning tools and assistance
- consultation and education on the proper reuse of copyrighted material
- finding information on the right publisher for your needs
- explaining open access publishing options
- determining if the UC Open Access policy and/or Federal and California public access policies apply to your publication
- advice and consultation on negotiating with publishers to retain your author rights
If you don't find the help you need on these pages, use the "Contact Us" link to the left.