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Scholarly Communication

“Scholarly communication can be defined 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 system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic listservs.’” Association of Research Libraries, Scholarly Communication.

Scholarly communication is an integral part of higher education. Many important issues within scholarly communication, such as author’s rights, open access, and the journal impact factor, are increasingly more critical to understand thoroughly before publishing any research.

Throughout the following webpages, you will be introduced to scholarly communication. The information will help you decide where and how to publish, and provide you with resources for retaining your copyrights, publishing openly, and keeping up with the ever-changing world of scholarly communication.