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Scholarly Publishing: A definition
Scholarly publishing is the process of creating and evaluating scholarly content, disseminating it to the scholarly community, and preserving it for future use. One of the fundamental purposes of the system of scholarly publishing is to facilitate inquiry and the creation of new knowledge. The majority of scholars pursue their research and disseminate the results with little or no expectation of direct financial reward.
- Journal prices have increased significantly
- Alternative models have emerged for sharing one's knowledge
- Faculty members are concerned about tenure and promotion
- Scholars have less control of the process