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Scholarly Publishing and Resources

UT Libraries participate in a number of open access publishing initiatives and programs, providing direct benefits to authors and support for more sustainable publishing models. For more information, visit Colleen Lyon's UT OA Membership Guide.

Publishing Your Work

Open Access (OA) publishing initiatives that have direct benefits to UT authors:

The Texas Data Repository (TDR) is open. Hosted by the Texas Digital Library and based on Harvard University’s Dataverse platform, TDR will serve as a long-term solution for the preservation and dissemination of UT’s research data.

Publishing tool required by NSF.

COVID-19 Consideration

NSF Proposal Guidelines planned to go into effect June 1, 2020 included the requirement of an NSF approved format for the biosketch and current and pending support. Due to COVID-19 and surrounding considerations, this requirement has been pushed back to the date of October 1, 2020. NSF is still encouraging researchers to start using the NSF approved formats. The approved formats include:

  • SciENcv
  • NSF Fillable PDF

All other changes and updates with the PAPPG-20 are still going to grants submitted on or after June 1, 2020. 

Journals in each category are ranked in order of Impact Factor (IF) as determined by: 

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.

Copyright Crash Course - learn more about fair use and how to use others' work.

Copyright Tools - American Library Association (ALA)

The Public Domain Slider [Digital Copyright Slider] is a tool to help determine the copyright status of a work that is first published in the U.S. Most of us know that any work published before 1923 is in the public domain, but the copyright status for copyrighted works after 1923 can be difficult to determine. There are many works in the public domain that have been published after 1923 because registration was not renewed and/or the copyright symbol – © – does not appear on the work. If a work is in the public domain, you are free to use that work in any way that you choose – digitize it, re-publish it, post it on the web etc. with appropriate attribution. For those works that are still protected by copyright, don’t forget to consider fair use to determine if the work can be used in other more limited ways.

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

Top 10 most highly cited retracted papers

Author Identity Tools

Establishing a professional image is 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.

ResearcherID has moved to Publons

Publons is the new environment where you can benefit from the improved Web of Science ResearcherID, add your publications, track your citations, and manage your Web of Science record.



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 digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers and contributing authors. More information.

Helpful tips and examples from Springer.


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

Setup - profile

Update and correct errors - Updates.

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