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Scholarly Communication

What is Scholarly Communication?

Scholarly communication is an umbrella term that describes the many ways in which scholars and researchers share their work:

  • Publishing in print and electronic journals and books
  • Archiving their work in digital repositories or on subject-specific websites
  • Utilizing online communities
  • Creating new venues for dissemination, especially online

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries:  

Scholarly communication can be defined as the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use.

Scholarly Communication Lifecycle

 Research and Scholarship Support. (n.d.). University of Winnepeg Libraries.