Scholarly Communication

What is Scholarly Communication?

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. The system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic listservs.” (Association of College & Research Libraries, “Principles and Strategies for the Reform of Scholarly Communication 1,” 2003).

It can even include activities like social media posts and community service.


Scholarly Communication Cycle - from

Scholarly Communication Cycle -


ACRL Scholarly Communication Cycle indicating the following stages: Research, data, collection & analysis; Authoring; Peer review; Publication; and Discovery & Dissemination.


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10 Things You Should Know About Scholarly Communication

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