Scholarly Impact

Supporting UI researchers and scholars in maximizing the impact of their research and creative works.


  • Big Ten Academic Alliance Signs new PLOS Deal

    If you’ve ever considered publishing Open Access (OA) in PLOS Biology or PLOS Medicine, it just got a lot more affordable. The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), of which University of Iowa […]

  • UI Libraries awards 12 OpenHawks grants

    The University of Iowa Libraries has awarded 12 grants for Open Educational Resource (OER) projects for the 2020-2021 academic year. OpenHawks is a campus-wide grant program that funds faculty efforts to replace current textbooks with OERs […]

  • Virtual Services from Scholarly Impact

    Although the campus libraries are closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Scholarly Impact Department are working remotely to assist UI faculty, staff, and students. Extensive resources and information about our […]

  • Considering OER? Get Some Funding with OpenHawks!

    The Libraries are happy to announce our second round of OpenHawks funding, available to any faculty member or graduate student who is interested in using or developing Open Educational Resources (OER) for a UI course. If you are concerned […]

  • Data Management Course for Researchers

    Got research data? Have you shared it? Other researchers, funders, publishers, and the public want to know: The public – A Pew research survey found that open access to data and independent review inspire more trust in research […]

  • Eighteen faculty win UI Libraries OpenHawks grants

    Students will benefit from Open Educational Resource (OER) projects  The University of Iowa Libraries has awarded fifteen grants to eighteen faculty for Open Educational Resource (OER) projects for the 2019-2020 academic year. […]

  • University of Iowa Libraries becomes institutional member of Open Access publisher Cogitatio

    Today hefty paywalls prevent research published in most scholarly journals from being read online by audiences that many academics often most want to reach—policy makers and elected officials, industry leaders, non-profits, […]

  • Researchers: Find Funding and Collaborators | Pivot Database

    Pivot now makes it easier for researchers to search for potential collaborators and external funding opportunities. University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students may now use the database to identify funding opportunities from […]