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).
Open Access and Open Data are parts of a movement to help better share research and make it available so that all can benefit, including researchers who get increased visibility for their work.
Creating and maintaining an online presence is an important step in building your research profile, and in actively promoting your scholarship. Educators and researchers who are interested in...
Alternative metrics (also referred to as altmetrics) are new metrics based on the social web and can be used for analyzing and informing the reach of your scholarship. To learn more, click here.
Predatory publishers recruit submissions through unsolicited e-mails, offer quick turnaround, and may even flatter you as part of their plan to convince you to publish or present with them.
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: