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Scholarly Communication   Tags: academic, copyright, publishing, research, scholarly  

Resources and information for faculty about creating and sharing your academic research.
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Scholarly Communication

Scholarly communication is the system of creating academic research and knowledge, sharing it with the scholarly community and the public, evaluating its impact on the field, and preserving it for future use. One of the primary purposes of this system is to develop and share new knowledge that benefits society and the global community. Unfortunately, our current model for disseminating scholarly research is constricting the spread of information, rather than promoting it. Many people in the academic community today recognize that the system we have is broken and we must do something to change it.

The Issues:

  • The academic community is no longer in control
  • Digital technology enables news ways to access and disseminate information
  • Tenure and promotion is based upon an old publishing model
  • Journal costs have increased substantially


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Freeda Brook
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