About Scholarly Communication Services
FAU Libraries Scholarly Communication Services (SCS) provides support to all FAU campuses by addressing the wide range of issues related to creating, evaluating, disseminating, and preserving the outputs of research and scholarship.
Services: We provide online consultations, presentations, and events for staff, students, faculty, and campus groups. Sessions can be delivered synchronously (face-to-face or online via Zoom, WebEx, or Microsoft Teams) or asynchonously (video recording). We can also work with or co-present with other units in the FAU Libraries. Make your request.
Topics: Our services focus on the following areas of scholarly communication. See each link to view LibGuides with additional information; use these for your professional development or in your course as an assignment or supplemental reading*.
Copyright : Fair use, Copyright for Teaching & Instruction, Public Domain, Creative Commons, and more.
Open Access : Open Access models, paying APCs, find an OA publisher.
Journal / Research Impact : Journal Impact Factor (JIF) and other bibliometrics, find a JIF.
In coordination with library liaisons, SCS also promotes the use of Open Education Resources (OER):
SCS provides information on the following topics, with the goal of gradually doing more in these areas:
Scholarly Publishing : Choose a publisher, deceptive or predatory publishers
*Like these LibGuides, or would you like something tailored for your course or assignment? If so, get in touch or make a request for scholarly communication services! SCS materials and learning objects that can be used for teaching, learning, or training, and can be freely used for educational purposes.