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
Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge
Edited by Maria Bonn, Josh Bolick, and Will Cross

Cover for "Copyright Conversations"
The Data Literacy Cookbook

Edited by Kelly Getz and Meryl Brodsky

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.

Linda Miles and Robin Brown. "Community College Librarians’ Research and Publication Practices." November 2023.

Quinn Galbraith, Alexandra Carlile Butterfield, and Chase Cardon. "Judging Journals: How Impact Factor and Other Metrics Differ across Disciplines." November 2023.

Stephen E. Wiberley, Deborah D. Blecic, Sandra L. De Groote, and Mary Shultz. “Publication Patterns of U.S. Academic Librarians and Libraries, 2013–2017 with Comparison to Preceding Studies.” July 2023.

Melissa H. Cantrell and Sarah Wipperman. “Open Access Author Contracts and Alignment with the Open Ethos: A Global Study.” July 2023.

Emily Cox. “Research Outputs as Testimony & the APC as Testimonial Injustice in the Global South.” July 2023.

Gail McMillan, Leslie O’Brien, and Edward F. Lener. "OA and the Academy: Evaluating an OA Fund with Authors’ Input." May 2023.

Tara Tobin Cataldo, Ixchel M. Faniel, Amy G. Buhler, Brittany Brannon, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, and Samuel Putnam. "Students’ Perceptions of Preprints Discovered in Google: A Window into Recognition And Evaluation." January 2023.

Danny Kingsley, Mary Anne Kennan, and Joanna Richardson. "Scholarly Communication Competencies: An Analysis of Confidence among Australasia Library Staff." November 2022.

Benjamin Wiggins, Cody Hennesy, Brian Vetruba, Alexis Logsdon, and Emily Janisch. "Digital Scholarship Programs in Practice." July 2022.

Justin Fuhr. "Developing Data Services Skills in Academic Libraries." May 2022.

Amy Lazet and Brian Watson. "The Case for Retroactive Author Name Changes." May 2022.

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.

Ana Peršić and Tiffany Straza. "Open science for all: Implementing the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science for an equitable and just transition to open science." (November 2023)

Danny Kingsley. "Can generative AI facilitate the research process? It’s complicated." (October 2023)

Katherine Klosek. "Protecting library rights: Considerations for Congress." (September 2023)

Andrea Hacker. "Open access in Switzerland: An institutional point of view." (June 2023)

Tina Baich. "From vision to action: Catalyzing the U.S. Repository Network." (May 2023)

Meg Wacha, Michael Kirby, jean amaral, Elizabeth Jardine, Meagan Lacy, and Catherine Lyons. "What’s missing? The role of community colleges in building a more inclusive institutional repository landscape." (April 2023)

Brandon Locke. "Library publishing workflows: Three big lessons learned from cohort-based documentation." (March 2023)

A.J. Boston. "If not a transformative agreement, then what? Nine questions and answers about an alternative." (January 2023)

Kelly A. McCusker and Susan Vandagriff. “SCIG: University of Colorado Libraries’ Scholarly Communication Interest Group.” (December 2022)