Scholarly Communication

What is Scholarly Communication?

scholarly publication cycle
"The Publication Cycle" by the University of Winnipeg Library licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

According to the Association of College and Research Libraries:

"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 mailing lists. This document addresses issues related primarily to the formal system of scholarly communication.

One of the fundamental characteristics of scholarly research is that it is created as a public good to facilitate inquiry and knowledge. A substantial portion of such research is publicly supported, either directly through federally-funded research projects or indirectly through state support of researchers at state higher-education institutions. In addition, the vast majority of scholars develop and disseminate their research with no expectation of direct financial reward."

About the Scholarly Communications Coordinating Group

The Scholarly Communications Coordinating Group (SCCG) informs UConn Library efforts related to scholarly communications. SCCG maintains an awareness of strategic directions and activity in scholarly communication at UConn and in academic research libraries and higher education, coordinates activities within UConn Library, and advances UConn Library educational and information literacy efforts related to scholarly communication. 

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