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Scholarly Communication Program

About the Department

The UC Davis Library’s Scholarly Communication Program leads initiatives to improve the sustainability, accessibility, and reach of scholarship at UC Davis and beyond. We offer consultations, workshops, and support on a variety of common scholarly communication and publishing matters, including those outlined below.

Service Areas

Scholarly Publishing, with focus on Open Access

We provide information and support for various issues in relation to open access publishing such as:

The UC Davis Library also offers incentives for open access publishing by providing funding via:


The Scholarly Communication officer is providing guidance in copyright related areas such as:

  • Teaching (the use of copyrighted material for classroom and online instruction)
  • Publications (the use of copyrighted material for articles, books, dissertations, websites etc.)
  • Copyright ownership (ownership of material cerated by instructors, authors, students, staff etc.; UC Copyright Ownership Policies)

Previous Initiatives and Projects

Visit the archive of initiatives and projects, such as the Pay It Forward project.