Resources for Authors/Researchers

Publishing Resources

Writing for Publication Help Guide (Carleton Library)

Publish, Not Perish- The Art & Craft of Publishing in Scholarly Journals: From University of Colorado Libraries, this online research tutorial focuses on publishing in scholarly journals. (List campus affiliation as "Other")

Funding Agencies

Research Professional: Research Professional is a database of funding opportunities covering all disciplines.

Access to Research Results: Guiding Principles As principle funders of research, SSHRC (Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council), CIHR (Canadian Intstitutes of Health Research) & NSERC (Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council) are working together to make research results as widely available and accessible as possible.  Links to funding agency policies that promote access to research results.

Author Rights (copyright)

If you sign a traditional publication agreement, many rights go to the journal, and may limit how you can use your own work. Addendums are available to modify the agreement before you sign, which would allow you to distribute copies in a class or to colleagues, or to place on a webpage or in an online repository. 

Self-Archiving (Using Institutional Repostitories)

CURVE Carleton's insitutional repository suite - collects, preserves and makes accessible Carleton's digital research and teaching materials. 

SHERPA/RoMEO- "Summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement". Find out what kind of permissions a journal has for depositing in a repository. For example:

  • Green publishers: "can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF"
  • Blue publishers: "can archive post-print (ie. final draft post-refereeing) or publisher's version/PDF"
  • Yellow publishers: "can archive pre-print (ie. pre-refereeing)"
  • White publishers: "archiving not formally supported"


Content last updated: February 24, 2020