Scholarly Communication
The Association of College and Research Libraries defines Scholarly Communication  as "... the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use."

The links to resources below are for researchers, physicians, nurses, faculty, and students regarding the ongoing initiatives of the MSK Library in support of our authors and their scholarly activities.

MSK Library Initiatives

Support for MSK Authors - Resources selected and vetted by the Library staff to assist with research and the publishing process.

Synapse -  Provides access to a collection of author profiles and references to content from our researchers, clinicians, nurses and healthcare professionals. As the name implies, Synapse is the user’s point of "connection" to publications authored by Memorial Sloan Kettering staff. The Library has integrated Altmetric and Citations scores, within the Synapse record when available to show the online attention and research impact of the work. This resource is updated on a monthly basis to include current and retrospective content. Each year an online annual Synapse Publications report is published.

NIH Public Access Compliance - View a customized guide which covers policy impact and what MSK authors need to do for compliance. The MSK Library encourages all publishers we work with to increase their level of policy support as outlined by the NIH Policy Support Statement  (joined statement developed in collaboration by AAHSL and MLA). 

ORCID@MSK - The MSK Library is an active participant and institutional member of In support of improving researchers’ scholarly workflow, we help our authors obtain their ORCID iD. An ORCID iD is a unique, persistent identifier that you own and control, and that distinguishes you from every other researcher. Visit our informational page to learn more about this service.

Research Data Management -  Discover how we support your research data needs during the publishing process.  We offer consultations and training sessions for researchers and labs to assist with research data best practices, repository selection, data management plans, and more.

Sloan Kettering Open Access Publication (SKOAP) Fund - Provides financial support for reasonable article processing fees for open access journals when funds are not otherwise available. The SKOAP fund is administered by the MSK Library, and Research and Technology Management.

Today’s Science Sparks -  We feature MSK author(s), Monday to Friday, on the Library Website.  Visit the archives for previously highlighted works.

Open Access – Learn more about Open Access via a customized MSK LibGuide.

Copyright – Learn more about copyright and author rights via a customized MSK LibGuide.