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Scholarly Communication



The OSC is pleased to offer a series of handy guides on key topics in research support with titles on everything from how to spot a predatory publisher to dymystifying the peer review process. Although these guides are aimed at the library community they can also be used as handouts for researchers to reinforce the message at training sessions. More titles are forthcoming but we are open to suggestions so if there is a guide you would like to see then please get in touch via

Using the guides

The guides below are all available to download and print under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. There are two options for printing:

  1. PDF - this will print large A4 versions of the guides.
  2. Word - this will print A5 booklets with content on both sides. If using this version remember to set your printer to print on both sides, flipping on the short edge. This will print the guides with the correct orienation.


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