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What is Scholarly Communication?
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" (ACRL, 2003).
- Research the best journals - based on indexing, availability, subject match, popularity and more - to publish in.
- Publish in an open access journal so more people have access to your work.
- Create ORCID and Google Scholar accounts.
- Promote your work on social media.
- Make connections with other researchers in your field. Informally and formally!
- Never submit any scholarly work that contains plagiarism, self-plagiarism or any other type of author misconduct.
- Submit your work to an online repository.
ULRICHSweb Global Serials Directory
Identifies active and defunct periodicals of all types, worldwide, and can be used to identify peer-reviewed publications, academic and journalistic writing outlets, and periodicals within subject areas. For information about the journals only. There is no linked access to Auraria Library content. To reach Auraria Library content search Skyline for the journal title.
Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
Evaluate and compare scholarly journals in all areas of the sciences and social sciences. Results can be used to determine which journals are the most important and influential in their respective disciplines based on high impact and citations.
Provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized. Some publishers are starting to require ORCID IDs.