Promote your research

Do you have questions about academic publishing or promoting your research? Check out these library services and tools that can help you amplify the impact of your work, navigate the publishing landscape, and make your research more discoverable.

Copyright guidance

Stanford Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communications assists Stanford University faculty, staff, and students in navigating copyright issues relevant to research, publishing, and teaching.

Learn how we can help you navigate copyright questions.

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 and navigating the open-access publishing landscape.

Find out how the Libraries can help you with open-access publishing.


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.


DOIs (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.

Dissertation and thesis submission (PhD, JSD, DMA, engineering master's)

Graduated and enrolled Stanford students pursuing these degrees may submit their dissertations and theses through Axess. 

Learn more about how to submit your dissertation or thesis.

Capstone and thesis submission (undergraduate honors, master's)

Do you have a capstone, honors thesis, or master's thesis that you want to preserve and make accessible? Give it a forever home by archiving it in the Stanford Digital Repository. 

Learn how the Libraries can preserve capstone projects, undergraduate honors, and non-engineering master's theses.

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.

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.

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.