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Writing About Your Research

Writing about your research and publishing your findings lies at the core of scholarly communication. For resources to help you through the writing and publication process, explore our Style Guides and Manuals Guide and our Publishing, Research, & Scholarly Communication Guide

For one-on-one writing assistance, make an appointment at the Robert E. Hemenway Writing Center, located in the Basement of William T. Young Library.


UK’s institutional repository, UKnowledge, stores, organizes, and provides open and stable worldwide access to scholarship, data, and creative works generated by the UK community. By managing and preserving your research outputs in a free, secure, and stable online location, you can increase the discoverability of your work and elevate your research profile.

UK Libraries mints Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for research made available through UKnowledge and provides usage and engagement statistics so that you may track its impact throughout its lifecycle. Find out more in our UKnowledge Guide.


Browse the research and scholarship produced by University of Kentucky students, faculty, staff, departments, research centers, and administration, including theses, dissertations, journals, conference proceedings, image galleries, and more, all hosted on the university’s institutional repository.

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Open Access Publishing 

Open access (OA) research publications such as articles and books are digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access publishing makes research findings accessible to a global audience by removing price and permission barriers. 

To find open access resources and information on author rights, copyright and fair use, and open licensing, please visit our Open Access Guide.

Research Impact Metrics

UK Libraries can help you share and promote your scholarship, build your profile as a researcher, and improve your work’s reach. Learn about ORCID IDs and how to track the impact of your work using common metrics and altmetrics in our Research Impact Metrics Guide.