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Scholarly Communication

The library’s Data Science and Open Scholarship Team helps UCSF scholars navigate the changing landscapes of scholarly publishing, open access, and research output metrics. Our goal is to help UCSF students, faculty, and staff maximize the reach and impact of their work and understand their rights to use and share their work on scholarly communication platforms.

Meet our scholarly communication expert

Anneliese Taylor
Anneliese Taylor, MLIS

Anneliese is the Head of Scholarly Communications. She is an expert in scholarly publishing, open access, and research impact.

What is scholarly communication?

Scholarly communication is the system through which research and scholarly writings are created, evaluated, disseminated, and preserved for future use. This includes peer-reviewed scholarly articles, books or chapters, and conference proceedings. It also includes continually emerging media, such as preprints, data publications, working papers, and blogs.

publication cycle graphic
Scholarly Publishing Lifecycle, courtesy of University of Winnipeg

We’re here to help

Navigating scholarly publishing can be complex. Schedule a one on one consultation or check out our growing Help Center for a list of how-to articles, tools, documentation, and FAQs on open access, publishing, and more.

Not sure where to begin? Contact us.