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MNS 308: Humans and a Changing Ocean

Scholarly Publishing

UT Libraries provides several resources and expertise for scholarly publishing, including awareness of new tools and initiatives that help UT Austin faculty, research scientists and students.

Professional responsibilities and being an ethical author involve many different things. This section will help you get started with scholarly publishing and help create your identity as you begin to publish.   

Suggestion: Start with our repositiory and publish something in Texas ScholarWorks, under Student Works and also here Student Works. Lots of categories!

The Student Works collection is designed to showcase and preserve the scholarly work being done by students at the University of Texas at Austin.

All students at UT Austin are eligible to submit their scholarly work to this collection. Examples of work deposited include: honors theses, term papers, substantial projects, posters, etc.

We ask that students get a professor to sign this form. and we also need students to fill out this form . To submit your work, please send both completed forms and your electronic file to

If you have any questions about this process, please email

Publishing Your Work

UT Libraries participate in a number of open access publishing initiatives, providing direct benefits to authors and support for more sustainable publishing models.

Research Data Services - assistance for organizing, curating and preserving datasets in the TDR.

Publishing tool soon required by NSF

Updated May 28, 2020
The requirement to use an NSF-approved format for preparation of the biographical sketch and current and pending support will go into effect for new proposals submitted or due on or after October 5, 2020. In the interim, proposers must continue to prepare these documents in accordance with the guidance specified in the PAPPG (NSF 20-1). NSF, however, encourages the community to use the NSF-approved formats and provide valuable feedback as we enhance them for the October implementation.

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.

Retraction Watch - Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process

Top 10 most highly cited retracted papers

Identity Tools

Having the necessary tools for curating publications and enhancing your scholarly online presence is important for establishing a professional image.

Publons, the improved Web of Science ResearcherID, where you track your publications, citation metrics, peer reviews and journal editing work in one place. It’s quick and easy to maintain, can be used as evidence of your research outputs, and provides valuable insights into your publication and review history.  

Support desk.


If you have a ResearcherID account, login to ResearcherID on Publons, or register with new account & join Publons.

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.


Google Scholar Citations provides an easy way for authors to display their publications, track citations, and obtain citation metrics, including the h-index. 

Setup - profile

Update and correct errors - Updates.

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