Scholarly Communications Toolkit


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

  • Using a framework to 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

A Chamberlain librarian can help develop a search strategy and recommend databases, grey literature, and other materials. If a complex search and contribution are required or requested, we will request co-authorship credit to acknowledge the librarian’s contribution. Let’s discuss! Email Leah Cordova

This guide will provide information that can help you throughout all the phases of your research project.

What is Scholarly Communication?

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."

Compliance and Copyright

The Chamberlain Scholarly Submission Review Process

For information on the Chamberlain Scholarly Submission Review Process, visit the Center for Faculty Excellence Portal at the link below.


Also, one must follow all aspects of copyright when using materials. For more information about copyright, please visit our copyright research guide linked below.


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