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Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly Publishing

Scholarly publishing, or scholarly communications, refers to "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 College and Research Libraries, 2003).

With active stewardship by academic librarians and libraries, scholarly publishing has expanded to include education, advocacy, services, and systems that support researchers and authors with their scholarly dissemination. These include:

  • author rights and copyright
  • digitization
  • electronic theses and dissertations
  • institutional repositories
  • open access journals and publishing
  • open data
  • open educational resources
  • research data management
  • serials crisis