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Open Educational Resources

Learn about Open Educational Resources and how you can create a low to no-cost reading list for your classes.

Copyright in the Classroom

Learn about Fair Use, the TEACH Act, and best practices for using copyrighted materials in your classroom.

The Importance of ORCID

An ORCID ID will assist in keeping your research discoverable no matter what changes about your name or identity.

Predatory Publishing

Learn how to recognize and avoid predatory publishers, discover ways to publish in prestigious Open Access journals, and keep your rights as an author. 

Publishing Contracts

We will discuss common clauses in publishing contracts -- such as the Grants clause -- that describe which rights you retain and which you relinquish to the publisher. We will also discuss how to make changes to your publishing contract. 


Jennifer Townes





What can the library do for YOU?

Your librarians at the Ina Dillard Russell library are committed to providing a suite of resources for all of your authorship, publishing, and scholarship needs. 

Your Scholarly Work All in One Place

With the Knowledge Box, you are guaranteed permanent access to your scholarly work. No more broken links, and your files are saved in perpetuity. Your international and interdisciplinary colleagues will experience better access to your work, enabling more efficient collaboration. Visit the Knowledge Box today!

Manuscript Preparation

The Ina Dillard Russell Library offers many services to assist you in your scholarly publishing endeavors. Did your peer review suggest you expand your literature review? Consider using the Library’s research tools to find more sources. Do writing and editing have you stumped? The Library can help you find your way to copy editors, freelance indexers, and bibliography assistance.

Author Rights

If you are planning to publish an article, the Ina Dillard Russell Library has tools you can use to protect and license your own work. The ability to share your work freely, particularly data associated with a research study, may increase the likelihood that it will be cited later on. Let us help you along the path through the complex forest of copyright law!

Broaden Your Impact

In order for scholarly work to have its intended impact, it must be discoverable, usable and citable. Consider submitting to an open access journal. Studies suggest that articles available freely online are more likely to be discovered, read and cited later on. The librarians at the Ina Dillard Russell Library can assist you in choosing the venue with the most impact for your scholarly work.


Scholarly Communication Librarian

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Jenny Townes
Russell Library
Campus Box 043
Subjects:Biology, Chemistry

Schedule a Workshop

Want to learn more about author rights? Schedule a workshop!

Contact Jennifer Townes





Much of the information and organization for this guide was borrowed from the excellent guides at SUNY Geneseo and the KU Libraries.

It was adapted for use by the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College & State University by Jennifer Townes in 2016.