Scholarly Communication

Scholarly communication is the process by which scholars publish and share their research findings with the world. The digital revolution has had a significant impact on the ways in which scholarship is disseminated and received. In addition to traditional print journals and monographs, today's scholarship is being shared and discussed through social media, blogs, listservs, digital repositories, and other means.

The Temple University Libraries are committed to partnering with faculty and graduate students to support the transformative changes currently underway in scholarly communication. We are available to consult with researchers on the following issues:


  • 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 scholarly projects


  • Establishing your digital scholarly identity
  • Depositing work in a disciplinary repository
  • Amplifying your research impact


  • Using open educational resources (OER) in the classroom
  • Writing or editing an open textbook

Throughout the year, the Libraries offer workshops and events focused on topics related to scholarly communication. To keep up with Libraries' latest events and initiatives around scholarly communication, please check out our blog, Scholarly Communication @ Temple.

For more information on scholarly communication services, please contact:
Mary Rose Muccie, Executive Director, Temple University Press/Scholarly Communications Officer, Temple University Libraries
Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian
Annie Johnson, Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications Specialist