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Scholarly Communication: Organizations

What is scholarly communication? This guide serves as an introduction to open access publishing as well as a guide to facilitate scholarly communication and collaboration.

Associations & Societies

The Public Access Movement

find allies in the open access movement here

Alliance for Taxpayer Access

The Resource for Scholarly Publishing Resources

The Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (also known as SPARC)

The Creative Commons

The Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.

Open Access Humanities

Open Archives Initiative

"The Open Archives Initiative develops and promotes interoperability standards that aim to facilitate the efficient dissemination of content... It has its roots in an effort to enhance access to e-print archives as a means of increasing the availability of scholarly communication... Support for Open Archives Initiative activities has come from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Digital Library Federation, and from the National Science Foundation (IIS-9817416 and IIS-0430906)."


See what the British organization SHERPA is doing to promote open access and sharing.

The Digital Library Federation (DLF)

Global Open Access Portal (UNESCO)