Publishing & Scholarly Support

Promotion of W&M research and scholarship

W&M Libraries is invested in helping W&M faculty promote their research and scholarship, whatever the format, through using W&M's institutional repository, W&M ScholarWorks. ScholarWorks is  incredibly successful at promoting your work in Google, Google Scholar, etc by offering links to the full-text of faculty publications, either the published version or pre-print/post-print if appropriate. It also offers social media stats regarding publications in the repository, e.g. how many times they have been mentioned in Twitter, Facebook, etc.

A feature of ScholarWorks of particular interest for building a scholarly web presence is the free-to-use SelectedWorks Gallery.  Faculty can create and host their faculty profile, and link to your work in and outside of the repository.  Departmental websites can link out to profiles, and profiles in SelectedWorks can be reused if faculty or staff go to another institution that uses the same underlying software (Bepress). For convenience, Library staff are available to set up profiles that you can then update yourself.

W&M Libraries can also help faculty with journal publishing. If you are on the editorial board for a journal or if the journal is an official William & Mary publication, you can publish and use the built in peer-review software through ScholarWorks at no charge to the journal. Ask  us for more information about this opportunity.

Copyright, fair use, Creative Commons help

W&M Librarians  can help and support faculty and students with issues involving:


W&M Librarians can help you to identify the most likely journals or publishers to accept your submission based on topic. We can also work with faculty to:

Data management

Need help with writing a data management plan to comply with your research grant or journal? We can help with data best practices for structuring and describing your data sets, as well as potential places to post your data set. Faculty research data can also post them in W&M ScholarWorks.

Open Education Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER’s): Faculty that are interested in adopting free, online textbooks to save your students money (who spend about $1400 annually on them), we can help you to identify what’s out there (including library subscriptions to ebooks) or walk you through authoring your own. You can also post OER that you have already created (slide decks, handouts, etc) online in W&M ScholarWorks so that students and faculty everywhere can benefit from them.