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(Allied) Health Sciences: PhD and Post-Doc Resources: Publish, Present, Share Your Research

Created by Health Science Librarians

Open Access & Scholarly Communications

  • Open Access: Open Access is the free, online availability of scholarly content that is free from most copyright and licensing restrictions. To ensure the widest possible access to scholarly content, scholars can contribute to open access literature in several ways.
  • Scholarly Communications: UNC's Scholarly Communications Office and our Scholarly Communications Officer Anne Gilliland, MSLS, JD, provide information, guidance, and advocacy on these issues 
    • Copyright and fair use

    • Authors’ rights

    • Privacy rights

    • Open access

    • Policy related to scholarly material

Choosing Where to Publish

Measure Your Research Impact

For more information, see HSL's Guide: Measure Your Research Impact

Includes journal impact, author impact, author identifiers and profiles, article level metrics, Altmetrics, and additional information on where to publish. 

Preserve, Share, and Promote Your Scholarly Work: Carolina Digital Repository (CDR)

Carolina Digital Repository (CDR)

A digital archive for scholarly materials produced by members of the UNC at Chapel Hill community. The main goal of the CDR is to keep UNC digital scholarly output safe, accessible and discoverable for as long as needed.

  • Self-deposit your manuscripts, posters, presentations, audio and video, master’s papers, capstone projects, open access datasets, and more (variety of file types)
  • Long term preservation for the UNC community, including faculty, students, and staff
  • Accessible and searchable; indexed in search engines
  • You decide who has access


  • Look up publisher policies for archiving in CDR, putting  your manuscript on your website, and more: Sherpa Romeo is an online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of publisher copyright and open access archiving policies on a journal-by-journal basis.

ORCID: Open Researcher and Contributor ID

What is ORCID?

  • Open Researcher and Contributor ID (=ORCID)
  • Unique identifier for scholars; open science movement; address name ambiguity and changes over time;
  • Unique identifier helps with common names, name changes, different versions of names used on different publications (e.g., first, middle initial versions of names)
  • Databases are beginning to incorporate searching by ORCID, making author searching easier
  • Journals and Funders (e.g., Autism Speaks) are beginning to require ORCID’s
  • Researcher ID systems (e.g., ORCID, Scopus Author ID, WOS ResearcherID) and NCBI My Bibliography, SciENcv (can be used to create NIH biosketches) are beginning to “speak” to one another

For more information: HSL ORCID Guide

Multimedia Design Resources