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Lori Christianson
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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.

The issues:

  • 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


The sharing spirit of the library community made this Research Guide possible.  Many thanks to the University of Iowa for sharing their "Scholarly Publishing" guide.