Scholarly Communication

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Scholarly Communication

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Scholarly communication is 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.White Paper. Principles and Strategies for the Reform of Scholarly Communication (June 2003)


The roles and responsibilities of the actors in scholarly communications – researchers, funders, publishers, librarians and others – are changing under the stimulus of new technologies, and new mechanisms for communicating research results. It is clearly in the interests of the research community that the scholarly communications system should operate as efficiently and effectively as possible, exploiting to the full the potential of new technologies and business models." Research Information Network

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