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Copyright, Impact and Open Access

The Office of Scholarly Publishing at Texas Tech University Libraries supports faculty, students, and staff concerning new models of making scholarship available or communicating in respective fields. This can mean anything from federal agency policies, peer review processes, alternative impact metrics or academic social media platforms.

Open Education Resources
Help finding and integrating open textbooks and other resources in courses to increase access, retention, and participation. For more information visit the Open Educational Resources guide or ask a librarian.

The Office of Scholarly Publishing will provide instruction sessions tailored to a particular department, class or meeting upon request. Our general workshops are offered in the library every semester. For more information or to arrange a consultation, please contact the Office of Scholarly Publishing.

Research Impact
Demonstrations and consultations on citation analysis, tools (ORCID, PlumX) and how to list metrics on your CV, dossier or grant applications. For more information, visit the Impact and Visibility and Altmetrics guides or ask a librarian.

Copyright Questions
Assistance with questions on a variety of copyright issues, including fair use, classroom guidelines, multimedia, theses, dissertations and how to obtain permissions for copyrighted material. Visit the copyright guide for more information. Please send questions to libraries.copyright@ttu.edu 

Publisher Assessment
Our Team offers help with assessing whether a journal, conference or other scholarly outlet is high quality, low quality or potentially predatory. For resources on this visit the Assessing Publishers guide or register for the workshop.

Author Agreements & Book Contracts
Assistance with author agreements, retaining copyright, and ensuring compliance with the Public Access Policies for peer-reviewed articles resulting from NIH, NSF or other grant-funded research.

Policy Analysis
Help with publisher policies for copyright and deposit into ThinkTech. Answer questions about Texas Tech operating procedures for intellectual property, research, theses, dissertations, teaching, etc.


*The Scholarly Publishing 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. Questions about patents and the commercialization of intellectual property, please consult the Office of Research Commercialization.


Below are guides with more information:








General Questions: 

Camille Thomas
Scholarly Publishing Librarian
Phone: (806) 834-5474 
Email: Camille.Thomas@ttu.edu
Office Hours: (Room 132C) M-F 9am - 4pm

Jessica Kirschner
Digital Publishing Librarian
Phone: (806) 834-6038
Email: Jessica.Kirschner@ttu.edu
Office hours by appointment only