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Scholarly Communications

What is scholarly communications?

Scholarly communications speaks to the systems and services surrounding scholarly research and writing. It covers the creation, preservation, dissemination, evaluation, and accessibility of scholarly products in a variety of formats.

GW Libraries provides resources and services to assist scholars throughout the research and publishing process.


Copyright Copyright is a complex suite of rights and responsibilities.

Open Access

Open Access Open-access (OA) publishing is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

Author's Rights

Author's Rights Understand the implications of retaining or giving away your rights when you publish your work.


Impact Find out how to measure the reach of your published work in the scholarly and wider community.


ScholarSpace GW’s institutional repository offers free, publicly available, long-term preservation of the research and scholarly works created by GW’s faculty, staff, students, and institutes.

Theses and Dissertations

Theses and Dissertations Information on University policies, submission procedures, and copyright for your electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD).


Scholarly Communications Team:

Shira Eller, Art & Design Librarian (Chair)

Brigette Kamsler, University Archivist

Barrett Matthews, Compliance Officer, Copyright & Scholarly Communications

Megan Potterbusch, Data Services Librarian

Leah Richardson, Special Collections Librarian

Dolsy Smith, Software Development Librarian, ILS

Please do not hesitate to contact us.

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