Scholarly communication (SC) is "the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use." (Association of College and Research Libraries) This guide will provide information on the field of scholarly communication and related topics such as open access publishing, authors' rights, and copyright/intellectual property.
Many new and familiar phrases and concepts are associated with scholarly communication. Some terms and definitions are provided below. A more detailed glossary can be found at the University of Illinois.
Scholarly Communication Task Force Members
Scholarly Communication Task Force Representatives
Following is a selected list of universities with active scholarly communication initiatives: