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Digital Scholarship Services

Consulting Services

We are available to questions on scholarly communication and publishing topics including digital preservation, copyright, author rights, research impact, open access, etc. Below are some helpful links to get you started.

Choosing a Journal

Sherrod Library can help you with choosing the places to publish your research as well as avoiding predatory journals.

Author Rights

Sherrod Library can help you navigate copyright as you publish. When you publish, you have to pay attention to copyright so you know what you can legally do with your work before, during, and after publication.

  • SPARC Author Rights Guide and Author Addendum provides an overview of author rights as well as an appendum authors can use to protect their copyright through the publication process.
  • SherpaRomeo is a database of journal copyright information, specifically what version of your manuscript you can share publically.

Research Impact Metrics

Sherrod Library can help you measure the impact of your research for reports such as tenure and promotion dossiers.

  • Citations on your journal articles and other publications can be located in Google Scholar and Web of Science.
  • Journal-level impact metrics (e.g. h-5 index, impact factor) are available free through Google Scholar and ScopusETSU does not subscribe to Clarivate's Journal Citations Reports where you can find Impact Factors.

Contact Information

Please contact for any requests and/or questions regarding Digital Scholarship Services. 

Digital Scholarship Services is managed by Ashley Sergiadis (, 423-439-4992) and Kyle Johnson (johnsonka4@etsu.edu423-439-4328).