Scholarly Communications Services for Faculty, Researchers, and Graduate Students


Temple University Libraries’ collections, resources, and services support faculty and graduate student research and scholarship. We are also committed to assisting faculty, researchers, and graduate students navigate the creation, review, dissemination, and preservation of their scholarly work.

To that end, the Libraries are available to consult on:


  • Negotiating author agreements and book contracts

  • Using copyrighted materials in scholarship or teaching

  • Understanding Creative Commons licensing


  • Evaluating journal quality

  • Finding funding for article processing charges (APCs)

  • Launching an Open Access (OA) journal

  • Locating support for digital projects


  • Using Open Educational Resources (OER) in the classroom

  • Writing or editing an open textbook


  • Curating a digital scholarly identity

  • Depositing work in a disciplinary repository

  • Finalizing and submitting theses and dissertations 



Visit our Scholarly Communications @ Temple blog for the latest news in scholarly publishing, open access, fair use, and more.


Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian

Annie Johnson, Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications Specialist

Mary Rose Muccie, Executive Director/Scholarly Communications Officer, Temple University Press

About the Libraries

Temple University Libraries serve as trusted keepers of the intellectual and cultural record—collecting, describing, providing access to, and preserving a broad universe of materials, including physical and digital collections, rare and unique books, manuscripts, archives, ephemera, and the products of scholarly enterprise at Temple. We are committed to providing research and learning services, to providing open access to our facilities and information resources, and to fostering innovation and experimentation. The Libraries serve Temple’s students, researchers, teachers and neighbors on Main, Center City and Health Sciences Center campuses in Philadelphia and on our Ambler and Harrisburg campuses.