Scholarly Communication spans the complete scholarship lifecycle of research, data collection, analysis; authoring; peer review or certification; publication and discovery. How research is disseminated and used is impacted by decisions made at every stage of the research lifecycle. These decisions can have significant implications for scholars, the research, and society. To make informed decisions scholars should have a basic knowledge of the related issues, such as copyright, author rights, open access, publishing, digital archiving, and data management.This library guide is designed to provide that basic understanding and to empower you to make the best choices to further the reach of your work.
When publishing, authors may elect to use addenda or negotiate to keep some rights for themselves. While traditional publishers usually require authors to transfer full copyright, open access publishers usually do not.
The above is an adaptation of: 10 Things You Should Know About Scholarly Communications by Molly Keener, Joy Kirchner, Sara Shreeves, and Lee Van Orsdel, an ACRL Publication in 2009. This work was issued under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. This is an example of how a Creative Commons licensed document can be used in the creation of a new work without fear of violation Copyright. The original work can be found here.