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Scholarly Communication


The Office of Scholarly Communication supports the production, dissemination, promotion and preservation of scholarly research and creative works in a digital research environment. The Scholarly Communication team works with faculty, graduate students and undergraduates on questions related to sharing their scholarly work online, managing copyright to those works and the ongoing shifts in the system of academic publishing.  

The Office of Scholarly Communication is available for:


  • Available for workshops on many topics related to academic publishing including: open access, copyrights, data management, citation analysis and more.

Open Access archiving

  • Deposit of scholarship materials (working papers, journal articles, reports, data sets) in DigiNole Commons
  • Grants compliance advisory (Federal open access mandates, NIH Public Access Policy)
  • Departmental publications analysis (In-depth research on the publishing habits of faculty)
  • ETD lifecycle

Open Access publishing

  • Developing an open access journal or converting a journal to open access
  • Abstracting and indexing for open access journals
  • Management of Open Access Fund for supporting Article Processing Charges 


  • Use of copyrighted material in scholarship (permissions management, fair use)
  • Author's copyright advisory (publication contracts)
  • Licensing using Creative Commons open licenses 

Digital Scholarship

  • Citation Analysis (impact of individuals, journals, articles)
  • Impact Analysis (altmetrics, downloads, hits, SEO)
  • Data management planning
  • Data citation, licensing and access opportunities
  • Digital humanities information and resources


micah vandegrift



Micah Vandegrift, Scholarly Communication Librarian, 850-645-9756


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