Busse Library provides this sample of resources available to faculty seeking information, policies, studies, and tools for scholarly communication.

General Information about Scholarly Communication -- Access Policies -- Author Rights: Information and Tools -- Journal Pricing Studies -- Open Access Directories -- Organizations -- Research Funders' Policies -- Resources for Alternative or Open Access Journals

General Information about Scholarly Communication

Access Policies

Author Rights: Information and Tools

Journal Pricing Studies

Open Access Directories


  • Chicago Collaborative -- Working group established in 2008 to promote open communication and education among the primary stakeholders in the scholarly scientific communication area
  • CreateChange -- from ARL and SPARC
  • HathiTrust -- Partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible
  • SHERPA (Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access)
  • SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
  • Alliance for Taxpayer @ccess

Research Funders' Policies

Resources for Alternative or Open Access Journals