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Scholarly Communications Toolkit


The Association of College and Research Libraries (2019) defines scholarly communication as “the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use. The system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic listservs" (1).

At Chamberlain University Library, we support both open scholarship and traditional scholarly publishing through:

  • Using schema to strategically evaluate the current landscape of subscription and open access journals
  • Advising authors on appropriate journals for publishing their works, data sourcing and housing, rights issues, open access, and other relevant materials
  • Assisting researcher authors to maximize the impact of their work through researcher ID and altmetric tools
  • Communicating intellectual property and copyright rules
  • Advocating for the use of research in education and healthcare practices

Librarian Help

Chamberlain University Library Policy

A Chamberlain librarian may help develop search strategies, search strings, and recommend databases, grey literature and other materials to find references for a colleague’s article as well as help set up tracking or citation management tools. We can also provide help with systematic reviews, grant application support, as well as various aspects of bibliometrics, and data management. If a complex search and support contribution is required or requested, we will request co-authorship credit to acknowledge the librarian’s contribution. Let’s discuss! Email Rachel or Susan.


Association of College and Research Libraries. (2019, Oct 14). Scholarly communication toolkit: Scholarly communication overview.