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.

Teresa Auch Schultz and Elena Azadbakht. "Open but Not for All: A Survey of Open Educational Resource Librarians on Accessibility." July 2021.

Erin Elizabeth Owens. "Impostor Phenomenon and Skills Confidence among Scholarly Communications Librarians in the United States." June 2021.

Emmanouel Garoufallou and Panorea Gaitanou. "Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges in Libraries, a Systematic Literature Review." May 2021.

Live Håndlykken Kvale. "Using Personas to Visualize the Need for Data Stewardship." May 2021.

Yu-Wei Chang. "Academic Impact of Articles by Practitioners in the Field of Library and Information Science." January 2021.

Bo-Christer Björk and Timo Korkeamäki. "Adoption of the Open Access Business Model in Scientific Journal Publishing: A Cross-disciplinary Study." November 2020.

Ngoc-Yen Tran and Emily K. Chan. "Seeking and Finding Research Collaborators: An Exploratory Study of Librarian Motivations, Strategies, and Success Rates." November 2020.

Mafalda Marques and Graham Stone. "Transitioning to Open Access: An Evaluation of the UK Springer Compact Agreement Pilot 2016–2018." September 2020.

Anna Kozlowska and Jung Mi Scoulas. "International Scholarly Activity among Academic Librarians in the United States." September 2020.

Caitlin Bakker, Kristen Cooper, Allison Langham-Putrow, and Jennifer McBurney. "Qualitative Analysis of Faculty Opinions on and Perceptions of Research Impact Metrics." September 2020.

Sara R. Benson and Hannah Stitzlein. "Copyright and Digital Collections: A Data-Driven Roadmap for Rights Statement Success." July 2020.

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.

Jennifer Snoek-Brown, Dale Coleman, and Candice Watkins. "From spark to flame: Lighting the way for sustainable student OER advocacy framework at a community college." (September 2021)

Ashley Farley, Allison Langham-Putrow, Elisabeth Shook, Leila Belle Sterman, and Megan Wacha. "Transformative agreements: Six myths, busted: Lessons learned." (July/August 2021)

A. J. Boston. "Thinking politically about scholarly infrastructure: Commit the publishers to 2.5%." (June 2021)

LeEtta Schmidt and Jason Boczar. "Designing a flexible outreach program for scholarly communication and copyright services: A modular roadshow for the University of South Florida." (May 2021)

Willa Tavernier. "Developing scholarly communication competencies: How a post-master’s degree residency program can provide career preparation." (April 2021)

Stephanie L. Gross. "YAIR (Yeshiva Academic Institutional Repository): How rethinking an open-source institutional repository is changing the visibility of faculty, students, and administration." (March 2021)

Wanda Marsolek, Shannon L. Farrell, Julia A. Kelly, and Kristen Cooper. "Grey literature: Advocating for diverse voices, increased use, improved access, and preservation." (February 2021)

L. Angie Ohler and Joelle Pitts. "From peril to promise: The academic library post–COVID-19." (January 2021)

Sherri L. Barnes. "Community-Led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project: A transformative open access monograph initiative." December 2020.

Sandra Aya Enimil. "Liberating digital collections: Rights review of digital collections at the Ohio State University Libraries." November 2020.

Jamie Wittenberg. "New dimensions in data management: Understanding sharing and reuse practices for 3-D data." October 2020.