The Scholars Cooperative aids, educates and empowers the Wayne State community to advance the creation, distribution and preservation of scholarship beyond traditional academic publishing models.
We offer a wide range of services including self-archiving, promoting and distributing scholarship, providing alternative forms of Scholarly Publishing, retaining author rights, advancing open access, DigitalCommons@WayneState, consulting on copyright and research data management, and much more.
SC provides programs, workshops and discussions on topics relating to your scholarly publishing activities, crafted for a range of audiences.
The state of scholarly communication today—what’s working, what’s not, where do we go from here?
What are open acces and open data, how do they benefit scholars, how you can participate without sacrificing impact?
Our institutional repository for manuscripts, presentations, and research data.
How does copyright impact your publication and use of scholarship?
What rights can you retain when you publish, and what rights can you regain over already published material?
SC gives individual consults on a range of topics relating to publishing, teaching and scholarship.
See which of your citations can already be made open access; link your CV to your publications.
Answer specific questions and apply copyright best practices to your publication and teaching.
Learn how to incorporate sustainable and copyright-compliant materials in your courses.
Include open access in your publishing workflow, making your citations more findable and more likely to be cited.
How to create a data management plan; ways to share and preserve your research data.
SC offers a number of publishing support services to help you disseminate your scholarship more broadly and effectively.
Preparation, hosting, and online peer-review management services for open access journals in any discipline.
Convert print publications and make them available and searchable online.
Gather your materials together online, or let us do it for you.
Make your peer-reviewed final accepted manuscripts print quality before archiving; tie use to the final published citation.
Make your research data available to others for replication or re-use.
Late last month the scholarly publishing world was shaken up when the entire editorial board for Lingua, a high-profile linguistics journal published by Elsevier, resigned over the publisher’s refusal to change several of the journal’s policies. The editors had three primary requests: That the journal be shifted to an Open Access publishing model, that the […]
This news is a bit old, but the recent announcement by Timothy Gowers on the formation of the journal Discrete Analysis provides an interesting glimpse into what the future of academic publishing might look like. Aside from one key feature, it seems to be a perfectly ordinary academic journal; it will have an ISSN, its […]
Biomedical Research/Research Data Specialist
Scholarly Communications Librarian
Digital Publishing Librarian
Digital Publishing Librarian
Coordinator for Digital Publishing
Coordinator for Scholarly Communications & Copyright