This Open Access series of modules is designed to help you - scholars and aspiring scholars - navigate the world of scholarly communications and publishing. Take this opportunity to draw on the knowledge of our expert presenters and gain insight into the capabilities you need for success in publishing.

Now, it's a very warm welcome to Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice Chancellor, The Australian National University who will introduce you to Navigate the sea of scholarly communications.

You can work through Navigate the sea of scholarly communications at your own pace. The modules, described below, are accessible via the menu on the left. Discussion forums throughout the course enable sharing of ideas and may include questions for you to consider.

Scholarly communications 101

Discover open access, avenues for publication and the rapidly changing scholarly communications and publishing environment.

Publish and prosper

Find a best-fit publisher, avoid predatory publishers and make your mark in publishing.

Talk data to me

Explore data management plans, funder requirements, metadata, data citation and more.

Increasing impact and engagement

Know who is citing and reading your work, track activity around your research outputs, and delve into metrics that help tell the story of your research impact.

My research identity

Learn how to establish your research identity with an ORCID iD, and explore how to build and protect your research identity online.

Share your thoughts

Share what you've learned this series of modules and what you still need to know! Have you had a publishing win? We'd love to hear about your success and challenges.

Ready to dive in? Let's kick off with our first module, Scholarly communications 101.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa (神奈川沖波裏), from 36 Views of Mount Fuji, Color woodcut.

This series of modules is brought to you by a team from the ANU Library, including Hans-Joerg Kraus,
Imogen Ingram, Nic Welbourn, Patrick Byrnes, Sally Haysom, Owen Brown, Elke Dawson, Heather Jenks and Roxanne Missingham.

We'd like to express our thanks for the expert advice and assistance provided on this project by the following contributors:
  • ANU Postgraduate and Research Students' Association (PARSA)
  • ANU Network of Early Career Teachers, Academics and Researchers (NECTAR)
  • Dr Katie Freund, Senior Learning Designer, ANU Online
  • Paul Maclay, Multimedia Officer, ANU College of Law
  • Dr McComas Taylor, Associate Professor, Reader in Sanskrit, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
  • Grazia Scotellaro, Deputy Manager Digital Learning, Digital Learning Project, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
  • Karen Visser, Program Leader, Skills, Resources & Policy for the Australian National Data Service (ANDS).


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Associate Professor, Reader in Sanskrit, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

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