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Scholarly Publishing & Copyright

We’re here to help you with publishing and other modes of sharing research, digital scholarship project management, data management, making scholarly work freely and openly available.


What support is available for Scholarly Publishing & Copyright?

  • One on one consultations on:
    • Evaluating journals, including how to determine whether a journal is reputable
    • Understanding publishers agreements
    • Questions about Open Access, and UW's new Faculty Open Access Policy
    • Finding appropriate open access repositories, including information about UW's Institutional Repository, ResearchWorks
    • Creating and publishing Open Educational Resources (including open textbooks) for use in your courses
    • While we cannot offer explicit legal advice, we can provide you background and context for thinking through questions around fair use, Creative Commons Licenses, and using copyright-protected works



Copyright and the Creative Commons Workshops

Learn basic aspects of copyright law and how the Creative Commons can help you to use media without worries.

Available to: Anyone

Offered: Quarterly

Going Public

Learn skills, techniques, and best practices for communicating your research to wider publics and engaging community members as co-creators of scholarship.

Available to: Anyone

Offered: Yearly





  • ArcGIS StoryMaps
    • Create inspiring, immersive stories by combining text, interactive maps, and other multimedia content, and quickly and easily share your map with others.


  • Manifold
    • Share your research openly or build a critical edition or digital book with your class using Manifold, a digital book publishing software. Manifold can also be used to gather feedback on drafts of a text through annotations or can allow you to share conference proceedings with broad audiences.


  • Omeka
    • Collect, describe, and share research images and artifacts in this easy-to-use platform; it’s like your very own virtual museum!


  • WordPress
    • WordPress makes it easy to organize a wide range of content including oral histories, video and more.


  • ResearchWorks
    • Preserve your original work in University of Washington’s institutional repository.


  • Pressbooks
    • A free, easy, and professional self-publishing platform to create an open textbook or other open online course resource.