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Scholarly Communications & Digital Publishing Services

SCDPS offers copyright consultations, publishing support, access to the institutional repository, and Open Access (OA) digital publishing tools to the WashU community

Eligibility Criteria

To publish through the Libraries first determine if your project meets all the eligibility criteria: 

  1. Creator has WashU faculty, staff, or researcher affiliation. This may include a WashU affiliate serving as an editor of a collection of chapters or essays written by people not affiliated with the university;  
  2. Creator or someone designated by the creator can create and complete the work in the Pressbooks platform upon being trained by library staff;  
  3. The work will be freely and openly available online;   
  4. The work will have a Creative Commons (CC) license; AND  
  5. The work is a long-form publication suitable for Pressbooks platform.   

Proposal Process

University affiliates who meet the eligibility criteria should submit a project proposal [link to Qualtrics] to SCDPS.

View a preview [PDF] of the proposal questions. SCDPS is available to provide consultation services and answer questions before you submit your proposal.

Proposals will be reviewed on an ongoing basis within the Libraries by the SCDPS staff, relevant subject liaison librarian(s), the Associate University Librarian for Collections, Access, and Scholarly Communications and selected members of the Digital Library Governance Committee based on availability and expertise.