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Scholarly Communication at Georgetown

 A main goal of Georgetown University, as a student-centered research institution, is the discovery, production, and dissemination of knowledge.  (Faculty Handbook, Intellectual Property, section 8A).

These pages offer the Georgetown community resources for making informed decisions about how and where to publish your research and scholarship to ensure that it will have the greatest possible impact and reach. It is important to consider the full range of options available for disseminating the knowledge you create, including:

    • Understanding the publishing models available, from traditional monographs to innovative online options
    • Choosing the best publication model for your works
    • Preserving rights to your works through effective negotiation of your publication agreements
    • Considering open access publishing options to make your works more broadly available

There are many people and departments who contribute to scholarly communication at Georgetown, including:

    1. The Scholarly Communication Committee, which hosts a series of events related to scholarly communication. Recent programs have focused on authors rights and the future of first books. Committee members represent the Georgetown University Libraries, Georgetown University Press, the Office of Scholarly Publications, and CNDLS.
    2. The Office of Scholarly Publications, which guides tenure-line faculty of Georgetown's main campus to scholarly book and article publication at first-tier university presses and major academic journals.
    3. The Library's experienced and knowledgeable Subject Specialists, who are available for research consultations to explore resources in-depth. Members of the Georgetown community also have expert research assistance available from subject specialists at the Law Library, Medical Library, Bioethics Research Library, and SFS-Qatar Library.


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If you have any questions about scholarly communications, please contact Meg Oakley, Interim Director, Copyright & Digital Rights Management.