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Scholarly Communications

Scholarly Communications Defined

Scholarly Communication is a phrase used to describe academic publishing system, "through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use" (Association of College and Research Libraries). 

Scholarly Communication can refer to both formal and informal means of communicating knowledge produced in and by academic communities. 

Increasingly, discussions about Scholarly Communication refer to efforts to reform outdated publication models, emphasize broad access to scholarship through open access publishing, and conceptualize knowledge as a public good

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