Increase your research impact

 You've done some amazing research. Now it's time to share it. Stanford Libraries can help amplify the impact of your research by

  • Navigating the publishing landscape
  • Making your research more discoverable

Navigate the publishing landscape

Open access publishing

Open access enables the free and immediate sharing of peer-reviewed scholarly publications. Stanford Libraries supports Stanford faculty, students, and staff in making their work open. Find out how the Libraries can help you with open access publishing.

Data sharing

Publisher requirement, funding-agency mandate, or open-science ambassador? Whatever your reason for sharing research data, you’ll want to carefully consider what exactly to share and how to share it. Learn more about how to describe your data, how to choose a repository, and why and how to choose a license. Learn how Stanford Libraries can assist you with data sharing.

Copyright guidance

Stanford Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communications assists Stanford University faculty, staff, and students in understanding copyright issues relevant to research, publishing, and teaching. Learn how we can help you navigate copyright questions.

Make your research more discoverable

SDR (Stanford Digital Repository)

The SDR allows Stanford users to easily deposit research outputs where they will be instantly available and preserved indefinitely. 

Learn more about how to use the SDR.


An ORCID iD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a unique identifier that connects you to your scholarship and differentiates you from other researchers, facilitating recognition of your work. Learn more about obtaining and making the most of your ORCID iD.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

All scholarly outputs benefit from a DOI to ensure perpetual accessibility. We can help you get one and learn how to make the most of it. Learn more about getting and using DOIs.

RIALTO (research intelligence)

Our RIALTO service assists schools, departments, shared facilities, and other campus stakeholders in gathering and analyzing information regarding publications and other research outputs. Learn how we can help with your research reporting needs.

Last updated July 17, 2024