"Scholarly Communication" is a phrase that is commonly used to describe the process of scholarly publishing, since that is the primary method for disseminating the results of scholarly research. However, it encompasses the entire cycle of scholarship - conducting research, managing data,making decisions about publishing options, and copyright. It also includes funding policies or mandates, self-archiving, and how libraries acquire and license content. As a scholar, each of these stages require you to make decisions which impact how your research is disseminated and used by yourself and by others. These decisions have implications for future research and teaching.
This Library Guide seeks to help you better understand the entire process of scholarly communication and provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions to further your goals.