As graduate students, we hope that you share an interest in scholarly publishing and the new alternative media options for information generation and intellectual capital protection and scholarly uses of such information. Copyright and Fair Use are critical topics to understand in an educational setting. Also, the retention of author's rights, ability to access and reuse information, options of where to publish, when to entertain open access opportunities, etc. are all part of the universe of scholarly communications. In the field of Computer Science, the role of Technical Reports & Grey Literature are important and increasingly colleagues are contributing to both Institutional and Discipline-based Repositories, such as the UC's E-Scholarship Repository.
Learn more about what is avialable via Open Access in your subject area.
Somewhat related is being vigilant about consistently citing sources, seeking permissions when needed and serving as a role model in the academic community.
Visit Subject Guide on Scholarly Communication to learn about events relating to Scholarly Communications at UCI.
Much discussion has taken place in the development of multiple sources to track citations and assess the impact of research. There are many tools, many of which are defined under the relatively new concept altmetrics. Please visit the Research Impacts Using Citation Metrics Subject Guide to learn more.
Data management is a new frontier in higher education. Due to the increasing federal mandates to make available data collected by government supported research grants and the desire to share data for repurposing has demanded better policies and guidelines about how researchers can manage their data. The Subject Guide for Research Data Management details many resources that make this possible.