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Store, organize, preserve, and distribute your scholarly work. Learn about the CORE (Campus Online Repository) Scholar.
About these pages
These pages link to tools commonly needed during the publication process. Many of these resources focus on the scientific disciplines but some of these tools are useful to researchers in other disciplines. Faculty will also find some of these tools useful as they develop promotion and tenure reports.
Includes links to directories of journals by reader and emphasis (including open access journals), sources to help with journal acronyms and abbreviations, and sources that relate to identifying questionable or predatory journals.
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Know Your Rights
Knowing your rights as an author of a scholarly article is an important and often overlooked first step in publishing process. To learn about publishers' use policies after publication use this source:
A legal instrument that modifies the publisher’s agreement and allows you to keep key rights to your articles. The Author Addendum is a free resource developed by SPARC in partnership with Creative Commons and Science Commons, established non-profit organizations that offer a range of copyright options for many different creative endeavors.
The Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine will help you generate a PDF form that you can attach to a journal publisher's copyright agreement to ensure that you retain certain rights.
A predatory publisher is a publisher who produces low quality academic journals. These journals are rarely peer-reviewed, and often charge the author a publication fee. The publisher works hard to dupe authors into publishing by emulating well-known publishers, lying about their credentials, and soliciting submissions with spam emails. Learn how to evaluate and identify predatory publishers using the criteria below:
Little or no peer review
Editors with no or fake credentials
No editors listed at all
False indexing claims in Web of Science, Directory of Open Access Journals, etc.
Rapid acceptance (within 2 weeks)
Call for papers email, a pre-acceptance email, and other "scammy" email
Empty or dead links
Spelling and grammar errors
Fake Impact Factor
Impact Factor can only be assigned by one company, Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters and Institute for Scientific Information). An easy way to check is by searching the Impact Factor in InCites Journal Citations Report.
Self archiving is depositing scholarly articles, conference papers, book chapters, etc. into an institutional or subject repository. Authors should check their copyright transfer statements to ensure they are permitted to self archive and to learn the version of the article that can be posted.