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Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Services and Resources

UT Libraries provides several resources and expertise for scholarly publication, including awareness of new tools and initiatives that help UT Austin faculty, students, and staff with their research needs.

Publishing Your Work

Open access policy for UT Libraries' staff (last updated Oct 31, 2016)

UT Open Memberships & Author Benefits

UT Libraries participate in a number of open access publishing initiatives. Some of these initiatives include direct benefits to authors.

  • BioMed Central - 15% discount on article processing charge (APC)
  • Luminos - 30% discount on the title publication fee
  • MDPI - 10% discount on APC
  • PeerJ - funds available for UT Austin authors to pay PeerJ APCs
  • Portland Press - receive discount on APC

Other open access memberships provide UT Austin support for more sustainable publishing models.

If you have specific questions about one of these memberships or other open access publishing initiatives, please contact your subject specialist or the Scholarly Communications Librarian.

These tools are not white lists or black lists. They are designed to provide some information about the transparency and quality of the publication services of a given journal. They should be used in conjunction with disciplinary knowledge, consultation with colleagues, and the author’s own professional judgment. -- C. Lyon, Scholarly Communications Librarian, UT Libraries, Austin (UT Libraries Blogs, Open Access, Publishing)

Open Textbook Library

Free, openly-licensed textbooks, download at no cost, or printed at low cost.

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Identity Tools

Establishing a professional image has become increasingly important in the publishing world. This guide will help you get started, providing the necessary tools for curating publications and enhancing your scholarly online presence. 

From Web of Science:

What is ResearcherID

ResearcherID provides a solution to the author ambiguity problem within the scholarly research community. Each member is assigned a unique identifier to enable researchers to manage their publication lists, track their times cited counts and h-index, identify potential collaborators and avoid author misidentification. In addition, your ResearcherID information integrates with the Web of Science and is ORCID compliant, allowing you to claim and showcase your publications from a single one account. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists and explore how research is used around the world!

More information from Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science


ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a unique, persistent identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers and contributing authors. More information.

Helpful tips and examples from Springer.


By now, every scholarly author has a Google Scholar profile to increase online visibility. It's an easy and simple means for authors to display their works and attain a set of metrics, including the h-index.

Google Scholar will automatically suggest publications for you to add to your profile. Select and add to profile; add research interests as keywords.

For updating and correcting errors, go to FAQ.


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