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Publishing Support

What's In This Guide

In this guide, you will find information about:

  • Open Access
  • Useful links and tools
  • Publishing works in the Brandeis Institutional Repository 
  • Overview of Creative commons, copyright and fair use


Publishing Support

Publishing Support or Scholarly Communications refers to the process by which scholars and researchers share and disseminate their scholarly work. Since 2008, the Brandeis Library has worked closely with faculty, staff and students to promote the amazing research that happens on this campus daily. New forms of scholarly communication have emerged often seeking to address existing challenges with traditional publishing models, while at the same time leveraging the advantages created by the digital environment.

The Brandeis Library can assist the scholarly community here on campus with a variety of topics. Check out the list below.

  • Publishing Agreements
    • This page provide information about publishing agreements and issues you will want to consider when negotiating with publishers


  • Brandeis Institutional Repository
    • The Brandeis Institutional Repository (BIR) houses senior honor theses, master theses, faculty publications and several Archives and Special Collection's collections. 


  • Brandeis Library Open Access Fund
    • Brandeis University Library Open Access Fund is to extend the Library’s support of scholarly publishing to faculty, staff, and students in established scholarly journals that are not supported through subscriptions. The BIR is a great way to preserve your intellectual assets.




  • ORCiD
    • ORCiD (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) is a non-profit organization supported by a global community of researchers and organizations

Publishing Support Help

If you have any questions about the Brandeis Open Access Fund, the Brandeis Institutional Repository, Author's rights or any other questions relates to Open Access, feel free to email us at -