Author Services

Marriott Library supports authors at the University of Utah! We offer open access options, personalized book and journal reading recommendations, finding the right publisher or conference, understanding copyright, learning how to craft authorship policies for your research group, and more. Reach out to the Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian for:

  • Tailored presentations for U of U Departments
  • Develop written authorship policies for your research group (online course forthcoming)
  • Getting Published (a Research Education course)
  • Predatory Journals (REd course)

Articulate your original, independent research agenda
Discover the trajectory of your discipline
Strategize to advance your discipline

  1. What do you consider your research area to be?
  2. Are there key historical moments that have influenced what your peers study today?
  3. Are there big changes going on in your discipline right now?
  4. What research outputs are common in your field? 
  5. What research outputs do your peers value? 
  6. What are the research expectations for your department or college?
  7. What questions would you like to investigate?
  8. What works could the library purchase to support your research (**up to $2,000**)?

Marriott Library offers open access options for U of U authors. Through a partnership between Marriott Library and the Office for Research, the U of U now has two new open access agreements with Wiley and Oxford University Press active Jan 1, 2024 to Dec 31, 2026. The agreements enable U of U corresponding authors to publish journal articles open access (OA) free of charge. This includes publishing in hybrid and fully OA journals. But it does not include articles accepted or published before this date range. For journal articles outside the date range, open access options include self-archiving via USpace. We continue to explore agreements that best mirror the publishing choices and habits of University of Utah authors as a whole and that make the most sense financially. 

68 journals; 100+ conferences
automatic; corresponding author selects open license type

420 journals
automatic; author picks a license

3 journals
author tells journal in Step Six of submission process

2000 journals
library approves; corresponding author selects open license type

~500 journals
all but 25 of OUP's journals are eligible
reach out to Allyson Mower for a full list

library approves; corresponding author selects open license type

Discounts on open access publication fees are available for: 

MDPI journals: 10% APC discount
American Society of Mechanical Engineering: 50% discount on APCs for all ASME journals and conference papers