Scholarly Communication: Publications

ACRL publishes a wide variety of titles related to issues in scholarly communication, including open access books and journal articles, books for purchase, and more. 

Books | C&RL Articles | C&RL News Articles


ACRL's book publishing program features a number of scholarly communication-focused titles. Visit our publications catalog for complete details on ACRL books.

Cover for Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications
Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future 

by Nancy Maron and Rebecca Kennison with Paul Bracke, Nathan Hall, Isaac Gilman, Kara Malenfant, Charlotte Roh, and Yasmeen Shorish

C&RL Articles

ACRL's scholarly research journal College & Research Libraries (C&RL) regularly publishes articles on scholarly communication trends and issues. Visit the C&RL website for more original research.

Penny Beile, Aimee deNoyelles, and John Raible. "Analysis of an Open Textbook Adoption in an American History Course: Impact on Student Academic Outcomes and Behaviors." May 2020.

Heather Moulaison Sandy, A.J. Million, Cynthia Hudson-Vitale. "Innovating Support for Research: The Coalescence of Scholarly Communication?" March 2020.

Abigail Goben and Tina Griffin. "In Aggregate: Trends, Needs, and Opportunities from Research Data Management Surveys." November 2019.

Alex Wood-Doughty, Ted Bergstrom, Douglas G. Steigerwald. "Do Download Reports Reliably Measure Journal Usage? Trusting the Fox to Count Your Hens?" July 2019.

Dr Braddlee and Amy VanScoy. "Bridging the Chasm: Faculty Support Roles for Academic Librarians in the Adoption of Open Educational Resources." May 2019.

Robert Heaton, Dylan Burns, and Becky Thoms. "Altruism or Self-Interest? Exploring the Motivations of Open Access Authors." May 2019.

Franklin Sayre and Amy Riegelman. "Replicable Services for Reproducible Research: A Model for Academic Libraries." March 2019.

Allison Hosier. "Research is an Activity and a Subject of Study: A Proposed Metaconcept and Its Practical Application." January 2019.

Mary Kandiuk, Harriet M. Sonne de Torrens. "Academic Freedom and Librarians’ Research and Scholarship in Canadian Universities." November 2018.

Fei Shu, Philippe Mongeon, Stefanie Haustein, Kyle Siler, Juan Pablo Alperin, and Vincent Larivière. "Is It Such a Big Deal? On the Cost of Journal Use in the Digital Era." September 2018.

Marie R. Kennedy and Kristine R. Brancolini. "Academic Librarian Research: An Update to a Survey of Attitudes, Involvement, and Perceived Capabilities." September 2018.

Jamie Carlstone, Ayla Stein, Michael Norman, and John Wilkin. "Copyright Renewal of U.S. Books Published in 1932: Re-analyzing Ringer's Study to Determine a More Accurate Renewal Rate for Books." July 2018.

Franklin Sayre and Amy Riegelman. "The Reproducibility Crisis and Academic Libraries." January 2018.


C&RL News Articles

The ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee edits a monthly column in C&RL News examining scholarly communication topics. Visit the C&RL News website to read additional columns and other related articles.

Colleen Lyon, Gina Bastone, and Sarah Brandt. "Opening up to OER: Creating Open Education Awareness on a large campus." June 2020.

Willa Tavernier. "COVID-19 demonstrates the value of open access: What happens next?" May 2020.

Kyle Courtney, Rachael Samberg, Timothy Vollmer. "Big data gets big help: Law and policy literacies for text data mining." April 2020.

Charlotte Roh and Vanessa Gabler. "Systemic barriers and allyship in library publishing: A case study reminder that no one is safe from racism." March 2020.

Abigail Goben and Robert J. Sandusky. "Open data repositories: Current risks and opportunities." February 2020.

Allison Langham-Putrow and Sunshine J. Carter. "Subscribe to Open: Modeling an open access transformation." January 2020.

Arthur “A.J.” Boston. "What do you mean? Research in the Age of Machines." November 2019.

Melissa Seelye, Madison Edgar, and Marni Harrington. "Learning by doing: Highlighting the successful collaboration between an open access peer-reviewed journal, a scholarly communication class, and a supportive library." October 2019.

Yasmeen Shorish and Nathan Hall. "Creating the ACRL research agenda for scholarly communication: A move towards more equitable, open systems." September 2019.

Karen Munro. "Renewing the system: Thinking broadly about equity, diversity, and inclusion in scholarly communication." July/ August 2019.