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What is Scholarly Communication?

scholarly communications lifecycle from ACRL


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).

Best Practices

  • 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.

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