The Library can provide assistance for research dissemination and traditional publication support.

Where to Publish and How

There are many factors to consider when deciding where to publish your work: accessibility and citations, publication profile and impact factor, subscription and publication costs, and author rights. If you are having trouble choosing the right venue for your work, we'd be happy to provide some assistance.

Author Rights

As an author, you are also a copyright holder! It's important for you to know what rights you control for your work, and consider what rights publishers might need before signing any publishing agreements. Many publishing agreements require a complete transfer of copyright from you to the publisher, which means that you no longer have the ability to use your own work without permission.

If you are interested in retaining some or all of your rights to your work, we can assist you with interpreting and negotiating your publishing agreement.

Describing and Organizing Your Work

The ASU Library can also guide you on how to describe and organize your work as you prepare to publish. Get in touch with us for a consultation.

ASU Digital Repository Services

Library Service

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The ASU Digital Repository provides an open access platform for broad dissemination of your scholarly work. Our repository is indexed by search engines and research notification systems, so you can share and get credit for your work. Additionally, posting your scholarly works in the the repository complies with ASU's Open Access Policy and helps meet many funding agency article or data sharing policies.

Archaeological Data archiving (tDAR)

Referred Service

The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR), is an international archaeological digital archive and repository by the Center for Digital Antiquity. tDAR broadens access to archaeological data through simple search and browse functionality and is dedicated to ensuring long-term preservation of digital archaeological data. Researchers can contribute documents, data sets, images, and other critical archaeological materials. See tDAR's pricing page for digital preservation fees.