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Scholarly Communications at Georgia Southern University

Resources and services to support faculty and graduate students' scholarly work from conception to publication and promotion

Scholarly Communications Newsletter - August/September 2023

Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Workshops in August and September

The Metaliteracy: Scholarly Communications (MSC) badge track assists faculty and graduate students with building knowledge of and skills in Scholarly Communications. Workshops will cover topics throughout the research and publication lifecycle: author identifiers and scholarly profiles; journal quality and impact; author metrics and impact; author rights & scholarly publication; and data management planning and curation services.

Workshops will be offered as synchronous Zoom sessions. You may register on the Faculty Center's Training Page or via the links below:


For descriptions of these workshops, learning outcomes, and the complete schedule, visit our Scholarly Communications workshops page:

NOTE: If you are unable to attend any of these scheduled workshops, please contact the Scholarly Communications Librarian, Ruth Baker, to arrange an individual consultation.

Affordable Learning Georgia Fall 2023

Round 24 Call for Proposals

Application proposals for all Affordable Learning Georgia grants are due Oct. 30, 2023. Contact Nikki Rech ( for any questions about the application process. 

New Research Grant Category

In order to learn more about how implementations of open resources affect various aspects of instruction and student outcomes, new research studying the impact of open educational resources and open pedagogy also qualifies through the same funding structure as a Continuous Improvement Grant project.

Research projects in this subcategory must address one or more aspects of the Open Education Group’s COUP Framework (Cost, Outcomes, Usage, and Perceptions). The OE Group’s guide provides many examples of areas of research within OER and student success.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to check the Open Education Group’s Review Project, which lists all substantial research surrounding OER in the COUP framework, before planning their research project.    *from ALG Website

OER Workshops Fall 2023

View our upcoming workshops for Fall 2023.

Google Scholar Metrics for 2023!

Scholar Metrics (released Wednesday, July 19, 2023) provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, we are releasing the 2023 version of Scholar Metrics. This release covers articles published in 2018–2022 and includes citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar as of July 2023.

Scholar Metrics include journals from websites that follow our inclusion guidelines and selected conferences in Engineering & Computer Science. Publications with fewer than 100 articles in 2018-2022, or publications that received no citations over these years are not included.

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New Services from Clarivate

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Clarivate Unveils Journal Citation Reports 2023

This year for the first time, all Web of Science Core Collection™ journals that passed the rigorous Web of Science quality criteria and were accepted before January 1, 2023, were eligible to receive a Journal Impact Factor. By expanding the JIF to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index™ (AHCI) and the multidisciplinary Emerging Sources Citation Index™ (ESCI), more than 9,000 journals from more than 3,000 publishers now have a JIF for the first time. 

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