Emory Scholarly Communications

Emory Libraries on copyright, open access and publishing

Emory Scholarly Communications - Emory Libraries on copyright, open access and publishing

About Us

 Services offered by the Scholarly Communications Office:

The Emory Libraries Scholarly Communications Office serves the faculty, students and staff of Emory by assisting with copyright and scholarly communication issues and promoting Open Access. The Scholarly Communications Office offers a variety of services, including assistance with author agreements and book contracts, copyright questions, open access publication, and permissions. You can follow us on Twitter at @EmoryLibsOA.

For more detailed information about copyright, open access, and publishing, please visit the Emory Scholarly Communications Scholarblog.

Available Services

  • Author Agreements & Book Contracts: Assistance with author agreements, including ensuring compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy for peer-reviewed articles resulting from NIH grant funded research.
  • Copyright Questions: Assistance with questions on a variety of copyright issues, including fair use, classroom guidelines, and how to obtain permissions for scholarly publications, including identifying copyright holders.
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs): An open access repository of Emory student theses and dissertations, which makes student work freely available to the world. The Scholarly Communications Office provides coordination of the ETD program and consultations around copyright issues pertaining to theses and dissertations, such as permissions and using previously copyrighted materials.
  • OpenEmory:  A service of the Emory Libraries to make faculty articles openly accessible to the world.  Please contact us to review a CV or list of journal articles for inclusion in OpenEmory.
  • Open Access Publishing Fund:  A fund to make it easier for Emory authors to publish in eligible open access (OA) journals and books when no alternative funding is available.  Please see the Open Access Publishing Fund page for more information, or contact us below with questions.
  • Office Hours: In addition to consultation via email and telephone, the Scholarly Communications Office hosts Office Hours during the Fall & Spring semester in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship on the 3rd floor of Woodruff Library for questions on copyright, academic publishing, authors rights, and open access.
  • Workshops: The Scholarly Communications Office will provide specialized workshops tailored to a particular focus or topic upon request. For more information or to arrange a consultation, please contact the Scholarly Communications Office at scholcomm [at] listserv [dot] cc [dot] emory [dot] edu.

The Scholarly Communications Office provides information about copyright and scholarly communications. However, the office does not provide legal advice. For legal advice, please consult the Office of General Counsel.

For questions about patents and the commercialization of intellectual property, please consult the Office of Technology Transfer.


Meet the Scholarly Communications Office


Lisa A. MacklinDirector of Scholarly Communicationslisa [dot] macklin [at] emory [dot] edu

(404) 727-1535

Melanie T. KowalskiCopyright & Scholarly Communications Librarianmelanie [dot] t [dot] kowalski [at] emory [dot] edu

(404) 727-8286

Bethany C. NashScholarly Repository Librarianbethany [dot] nash [at] emory [dot] edu

(404) 712-6637

Frances A. PiciScholarly Repository Application Support Analystfpici [at] emory [dot] edu

(404) 727-7673