Scholarly Communications Outreach

The UNT Libraries Scholarly Communication Office offers classroom visits, faculty or department presentations, workshops and sponsored events on a variety of topics related to scholarly communication, including:

  • Scholarly Writing
  • Academic publishing
  • Editing & peer review
  • Copyright & authors' rights
  • Managing research data and funding agency requirements
  • Open Access, Open Education Resources, and Open Textbooks
  • Intellectual freedom & censorship

We also maintain a number of online resources on these topics, and will be happy to set up an appointment with any of our librarians to discuss your publishing projects or other questions you might have about the scholarly communication environment. 


Class Visits

We can schedule a brief (15-20 min.) overview of our resources and services, or a longer discussion of any of the topics above that might be of interest to particular faculty, students, or staff.

We also offer a "Don't Cancel That Class" workshop, "Introduction to Scholarly Communication,"  through the UNT Learning Center for faculty who would like to schedule one while they're away at a conference or other event. 

These workshops and class visits are ideally suited to graduate classes or upper-level undergraduate classes with a significant research or publication component (such as a thesis or conference presentation). 


Faculty Presentations

We're also happy to do presentations or workshops for faculty or departments that might be interested in learning about our services or discussing particular issues in scholarly communication such as publication opportunities, editing & peer review practices, author rights, or data management. 

If you would like to schedule a visit from one of our librarians, please contact: John Martin, Scholarly Communication Librarian,


Scholarly Communication Workshop Series:

The UNT Libraries Scholarly Communication Office and the UNT Digital Library host a series of workshops designed to introduce researchers to some of the central issues in scholarly communication and to the services that the Libraries provide.

This series is open to all UNT faculty, students, and staff who want to learn more about scholarly publishing, copyright, open access repositories, and other topics related to transformations in scholarly communication.

All workshops will be held in the Willis Library, Room 250H, from 10-11:30 a.m.

Coffee & pastries will be provided.

Schedule of Workshops for Fall 2018

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017: “Predatory Journals Panel Discussion”

We will discuss some of the recent controversies surrounding “predatory” journals, and ways to evaluate a journal's quality.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017: “Open Data & the Data Lifecycle”

This workshop will help researchers understand how to manage and share their research data through free and open platforms.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017: “Communicating Impact with Research Metrics”

We’ll look at how measurements of usage and audience—“research metrics”—can help researchers communicate the impact of their published work.

If you have questions, please contact John Martin, Scholarly Communication Librarian, at: 


Sponsored or Co-sponored Events

Editor's Roundtable (Spring and Fall)

Twice a year, the UNT Libraries and UNT Press co-host an open lunch meeting for any scholars at UNT involved in editing a journal, book series, or other publication—or considering doing so—to share their experiences and learn about best practices. To receive announcements of future meetings, please contact

Open Access Symposium (June 6-7, 2018)

An annual symposium sponsored by UNT on topics relevant to Open Access initiatives. UNT's Open Acccess Symposium 2018 will be held in Fort Worth Texas. More information coming soon!

Data Day (End of Fall and Spring Semesters)

Preserve your Data! Stop by our information table with your flash drive to deposit your data on the spot. Our Repository and Scholarly Communication librarians will be available for consultations on: data sharing, data preservation, copyright, licensing, open access, research funding agency requirements, and data management plans.


Other Scholarly Communication Resources

Below are links to some of the web-pages and guides maintained by the Scholarly Communication Office. Please feel free to share these with your students or colleagues.


Scholarly Communication Librarians

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or any special requests for presentations, workshops, or resources.

Kevin Hawkins, Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication,

John Edward Martin, Scholarly Communication Librarian,

Stephen Wolfson, Copyright Librarian,