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.
The Library System administers a fund to underwrite publication charges for materials published by full-time faculty in fee-based, peer-reviewed venues that are openly accessible.
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.
It was announced yesterday that publishing giant Elsevier has purchased the popular open repository Social Science Research Network (SSRN) for an as-yet undisclosed sum, according to an article in Nature. SSRN is well-known as a leading repository for economics, law, the social sciences, and the humanities. Elsevier was quite to provide assurances that it still plans to offer […]
An interesting court case came to my attention recently, one which is perhaps not immediately applicable to the scholarly world but still may hold some interest. The lawsuit involves Paramount Pictures and CBS filing suit against Axanar Productions, Inc., a production company involved in the creation of a crowdfunded Star Trek fan film. Included among the […]
Biomedical Research/Research Data Specialist
Scholarly Communications Librarian
Digital Publishing Librarian
Digital Publishing Librarian
Coordinator for Digital Publishing
Coordinator for Scholarly Communications & Copyright