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Scholarly Communication Toolkit: Home

A toolkit of information and resources


Scholarly Communication is the process of conducting research and other academic compositions and pursuits, and sharing the results to the wider academic community: from creation, to dissemination, to preservation of knowledge, for teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.

For more information, see the Center for Scholarly Communication site.

Identify where is your research on the research cycle?

actors in the scholarly communication cycle

Researcher - consumer of scientific knowledge;  creator of new scientific knowledge

Author - Initial communicator of new scientific knowledge

Peer Reviewer - quality control agent for new scientific knowledge

Publisher - Distributor of scientific knowledge

Your Global Audience Is Here

The Academic Commons is an open access scholarly repository and publishing platform for the Stony Brook University community.  Works in Academic Commons are: freely accessible online, regularly backed up, easily discoverable via search engines, and assigned a permanent URL so they can always be found.

A home for your scholarship

In addition to research articles, use Academic Commons to share your manuscripts, open textbooks and more. Academic Commons supports a variety of file formats, and we encourage you to deposit related materials with your texts (including data, images, audio and video).

Begin sharing your research and creative work  Visit, or contact Darren Chase, Scholarly Communication Librarian, to discuss Academic Commons, open access or other scholarly communication topics.  Email call 631.632.9830.

benefits to the researcher

The mission of the University Libraries Center for Scholarly Communication is to provide expertise, information and resources to researchers:

the research & scholarly communication cycle