Skip to content Skip to navigation

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing is the process through which research and other scholarly output is created, evaluated, and made available to the scholarly community and the public at large. Traditionally, this process has been done through print journals and academic monographs. As the landscape of academic publishing becomes increasingly digital, however, new opportunities and challenges for disseminating scholarly output are continuously emerging. The Library can help UC Merced researchers navigate these new landscapes, and in the process help shape the way research is conducted and made available to the world. For more information, please schedule a consultation with us:


For faculty and researchers:

The UC Open Access Policies
The UC Publication Management System
Managing your copyright and publisher agreements
Publishing with eScholarship
Finding and using affordable course content

For students:

Understanding copyright and copyright alternatives
Understanding open access
Managing your academic identity
Digital Scholarship Tools (via University of Michigan)

In addition, we offer short, 15-minute presentations that can offer insights into current trends in academic publishing, and can be delivered to your department, organization, or via individual consultation.