Boston College Libraries are committed to the open dissemination of scholarly information to a global audience. Our Scholarly Communications and Research Department provides support in navigating the evolving systems of scholarly research and publishing. The topics we address include new publishing models, copyright, author rights and ID systems, assessment of quality and impact, open access to scholarship and data, and the long-term preservation of Boston College’s scholarly output.
eScholarship@BC is the institutional repository of Boston College, managed by the Libraries. We showcase and preserve Boston College's scholarly output in digital form and make it freely accessible, supporting the social justice mission of the University.The content of eScholarship@BC includes scholarly and creative work and research affiliated with Boston College. Materials in eScholarship@BC receive robust digital preservation to ensure that they will be available well into the future.
We provide services and software for Boston College faculty and students who want to publish an online open access journal. Our journals use an open source publishing system. The software provides a professional look and manages every stage of the journal publishing process. We help customize the journal appearance, provide initial training to editorial staff and ongoing technical support.
eTD@BC is the system that graduate students at Boston College use to submit their theses and dissertations. Our submission pages include information on preparation of your document for submission, enhancing discoverability, copyright and open access. Undergraduate theses may also be submitted for inclusion in eScholarship@BC.
Our Open Access Publishing Fund provides reimbursement of article publishing fees for faculty or students who publish in peer-reviewed, fully open access scholarly journals.
Our Affordable Course Materials Initiative is a pilot project aimed at reducing students' textbook costs. The fund supports faculty who retool their curriculum to include openly available, self-created or library licensed materials.