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Scholarly Communication

The TXST University Libraries’ Scholarly Communications Team educates users about the transformation of scholarly communication and provides services meant to foster a more sustainable publishing ecosystem. Our team offers workshops, class visits, sponsored events and other outreach programs related to scholarly communication.

For more information, or to schedule a consultation or information session, contact: scholcomm@txstate.edu 

Upcoming Workshops & Events


Spring 2019 Workshops


Where to Publish? Navigating the Journal Jungle and Avoiding Predators

January 16, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm | Alkek Library 101

Presenters: Selene Hinojosa, Stephanie Towery, Margaret Vaverek

The world of scholarly publishing is changing and evolving in many directions. This workshop is designed to help authors find and use library and other tools to navigate the complex publishing landscape. Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • Tools to identify publishing venues
  • How to evaluate journals
  • Tips for avoiding "predatory publishers"
  • Understanding Open Access journal options

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Developing a Researcher Profile and Managing Your Research Environment

January 24, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm | Alkek Library 101

Presenters: Lisa Ancelet and Laura Waugh

Various online tools such as Google Scholar, Web of Science and ORCID allow users to register for a unique number so that all of the publications of a given author can be linked together. Different types of sites will be presented along with their potential usefulness for managing research workflows and building networks among other scholars. 

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Increasing Access: Repositories, Data, and Funder Mandates

February 12, 2019

10:00am - 11:00am | Alkek Library 105/106

Presenters: Dianna Morganti and Laura Waugh

Are you or those you serve involved in funded research? Funding agencies are requiring open access deposit of both publications as well as raw research data to increase impact of their funding dollars. Learn how Texas State University's Dataverse Data Repository and Digital Collections Repository can help researchers meet requirements and increase the impact of their research. 

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Impact Factors and Metrics

February 19, 2019

2:00pm - 3:00pm | Alkek Library 105/106

Presenters: Lisa Ancelet and Paivi Rentz

This session is an overview of traditional and alternative ways to measure journal article-level, and author impact. Metrics covered include impact factor, eigenfactor, Google Scholar metrics, h-index, g-index, i10-index, and selected altmetrics tools.

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Research Data Management Basics

February 28, 2019

4:00pm - 4:50pm | Alkek Library 105/106

Presenter: Dianna Morganti

Learn the basics of managing data well for optimizing publishing, sharing, and re-use. An introduction to metadata, disciplinary repositories, and data publication is included, as well as an intro to Texas State University's Dataverse Data Repository.

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