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Scholarly Communications

VCU Libraries guides scholars in matters relating to scholarly communication, which we define as the formal and informal ways research and scholarly works are created, evaluated, disseminated, preserved, used, and transformed.

Scholarly communication is changing faster than ever to address existing challenges and take advantage of technology that provides new ways to share, discover, collaborate, and innovate, all at an accelerated pace.

Our goal is to help you you navigate these changes, explore new forms of scholarly communication, and increase the impact of your research on the broader scholarly community and public.

We can help you:

  • Create a dissemination plan for your research.
  • Make more confident decisions about copyright and fair use.
  • Understand and retain your rights as an author and copyright holder.
  • Evaluate traditional and open access journals and other potential venues for publication.
  • Comply with grant mandates for public access and data management.
  • Share your scholarly work through VCU’s institutional repository, Scholars Compass.
  • Evaluate the impact of your scholarly work.
  • Manage your online scholarly presence.

Contact Hillary Miller, Scholarly Communications Outreach Librarian, with your scholarly communications questions.

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Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
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Richmond, VA 23298-0582
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