Scholarly Communication involves the entire cycle of scholarship. Beginning with research, data collection, and analysis and progressing through authorship, peer review, publication and culminating in discovery and dissemination. Each stage requires unique decisions that have lasting impacts on how the research is disseminated and used. Additionally, these decisions have implications for the scholar, the research, and society. Within scholarly communications there are prominent issues related to the cycle of scholarship, such as copyright, author rights, open access, publishing, digital archiving, and data management. This guide is designed to assist our faculty, students, and staff in understanding the cycle of scholarship and the components of scholarly communication by providing the information necessary to make the most appropriate decision.
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