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Getting Published: Tools and Help

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Understanding Your Rights

Your Copyright: Increase the Impact of Your Research An author’s copyright is valuable; understand the advantages of retaining your copyright and increasing the impact of your research with Open Access publishing.

What Is Open Access? Understanding Open Access, and an overview of the crisis in scholarly publishing.

Which funding agencies require me to share my article? Research Funder Open Access Requirements

Managing/Publishing Data

Which funding agencies require me to share my data? Research Funder Data Requirements

Understanding Data Management

Writing Your Thesis & Dissertation

Thesis & Dissertation Guidelines Guidelines of the SBU Graduate School.

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 Mona Ramonetti, Head of Scholarly Communication, to discuss Academic Commons, open access or other scholarly communication topics.  Email call 631.632.1740.

Preparing Your Research for Publication

We can help you in many stages of the publishing process:

Secure Funding

Use tools and guides for finding funding and grants from the NIH, NSF and more.  Understand publishing requirements (including NIH's Public Access Policy).

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Find Related Research

Find tools, librarians and guides that will help you find the most relevent information and data for your research. 

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Manage Information / Writing

Get tips on organizing and citing your sources and data, using tools such as EndNote and Zotero.

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Select a Journal to Publish In

Find impact factors of journals (via Journal Citation Reports) and find journals in your field, including open access journals.


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