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Research Support


Publication & Dissemination

The Libraries provide support for scholarly research and publishing through all phases of the process. The Subject Liaison Librarians are research partners, saving time and increasing the visibility and impact of the work.

Open Access Funds Available

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The Libraries, in collaboration with the Provost, have established  a fund to finance payment of article processing fees for Boston College authors who publish in peer-reviewed, fully open access journals.

Learn more about the policies of the fund. Submit an application for funding.

Where to Publish

Assessing the scholarly worth of a particular journal can help you decide if you want to submit your article or accept an invitation to join the editorial board. The Assessing Journal Quality guide provides information on quantitative impact factors and qualitative journal analysis.

Cabell's Directories provide information on publication guidelines, type of review, number of external reviewers, the acceptance rate, ISSN, the submission process, etc. for a large number of academic journals in Educational Curriculum & Methods, Education Psychology & Administration.


BC Authors are urged to deposit in eScholarship@BC. Begin your deposit by going directly to the site and clicking on Deposit.

More than 80% of journal publishers allow deposit of some version of your work in an open access repository.   The Sherpa/RoMEO website  has a summary of permissions that are normally given as part of each publisher's copyright transfer agreement. Funding agencies often require open access to research data. For more information on open access see the Open Access guide.


BC Dataverse

Boston College Libraries offer an open access data repository for researchers affiliated with Boston College. Use Boston College Dataverse to easily upload your research data to improve impact, visibility and access to your data. Deposited data will automatically generate citation information and a Digital Object Identifer (DOI) that can be used to cite your data and link to publications and presentations.

Want to learn more? See Dataverse at Boston College or contact:

Author Rights

As an author you will want to manage your rights effectively. When you publish, read the copyright agreement carefully and, if necessary, negotiate with the publisher to retain the rights you need in order to make use of your own work. See our Copyright and Scholarship guide for more information on author rights and contract negotiation.