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Scholarly Communication

This guide contains information about scholarly communication issues and challenges, including open access, author rights, copyright and institutional repositories

Rowan Digital Works

Rowan Digital Works is a service of Rowan University Libraries that provides free, worldwide open access to scholarly, creative, and cultural works created by Rowan University community. Collections include Rowan University theses and dissertations; open access articles and papers produced by Rowan University faculty; materials from University archives and special collections; research datasets; student capstone projects, creative and artistic works; and more.

Benefits of an Institutional Repository

  • Deposit works and make them available open access (i.e. at no cost to the user)
  • Increase visibility and have greater/global impact of scholarship
  • Works discoverable via commercial search engines
  • Access to download statistics
  • Access to social media citation metrics or Altmetrics
  • Permanent links to works
  • Showcase works to recruit future talented students and potential collaborators
  • Comply with external funding agency mandates in making research data and associated publications available open access