Scholarly Communications Office

Scholarly Communications Office Services

  • Open Access Assistance

We manage the Princeton Open Access Repository (OAR) and helps faculty comply with the University’s Open Access Policy. Assistance is also available in complying with funding agencies’ public access policies and open access publishing and advocacy. Questions related to Open Access or OAR should be addressed to SCO@princeton.edu.

  • Princeton Open Access Publication Fund Program

The Princeton OA fund aims to help Princeton authors, especially underrepresented groups, underwrite reasonable publication charges when publishing in fee-based Open Access (OA) publications when no other funding sources are available. Funding article charges removes barriers to open access publishing practices and promotes the value of OA to scholarship, research, and creative output. The OA Fund aligns the investment in OA with the core mission and values of the Library and University, as well as the Library’s strategic priorities. Questions related to OA Fund should be addressed to SCO@princeton.edu

  • Copyright Consultation

Working with the Office of General Counsel, the Scholarly Communication Office assists faculty and students with questions related to copyright (such as how to legally share your publications, how to retain some author rights when publishing, how to address creative commons), fair use, and permissions. Questions related to Copyright should be addressed to copyright@princeton.edu.

  • Educational Programs

We host events and provide training to raise awareness of Open Access and Scholarly Communication issues at Princeton and assist faculty, researchers and students who wish to make their work open to the public. Questions related to Open Access should be addressed to SCO@princeton.edu.