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Scholarly Communication Toolkit

A toolkit of information, services and resources

Scholarly Communication is the process of conducting research, scholarship 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.

Through the SBU Center for Scholarly Communication, faculty and students have resources, services and librarian expertise relating to scholarly communication, from the beginning of the scholarly communication cycle through publishing and dissemination.

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

To schedule a consultation or get support, contact Mona Ramonetti, Head of Scholarly Communication,


  • SBU Open Access Policy The SBU Open Access Policy protects your copyright, and extends the reach and increases the impact of your research and scholarship.
  • Academic Commons the Stony Brook University open access scholarly publishing platform.  Deposit, access and share: articles, preprints, monographs, chapters, OER, research data and more!
  • How Do You Know A Journal Is Legitimate? Information and resources for evaluating and identifying quality Open Access peer-reviewed journals.
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) Are you ready to adopt, adapt or create an open textbook or courseware (and save students money)?  Get support, discover resources and receive funding.
  • Getting Published A guide of information, resources and tools.
  • 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.
  • Author’s Addendum An Author Addendum to secure your rights as the author of a journal article.
  • Research Funder Public Access Requirements Learn the Public Access policies and requirements of US Government and other funding agencies.
  • NIH Open Access Policy for SBU Researchers A guide to the NIH Public Access Policy.
  • Impact Factors A guide to cited references, H-Index and journal abbreviations.
  • Research Data Services Support for all aspects of the data lifecycle, from planning your data management strategy during the proposal phase through preserving your data at the conclusion of your project.
  • Copyright Guide A research guide of information and resources.
  • EndNote Tips and resources on using the citation and bibliographic management application EndNote.


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.