Scholarly publishing is the result of research from which scholarly writings are created. Scholarly publishing exists to:
The term "scholarly communication" is a broader term than "scholarly publishing." It evolved in recent years to refer to communication methods used to bypass the increasingly prevalent difficulties with the traditional publishing model.
Scholarly communication can take a variety of forms: among them include face-to-face communication at association conferences or meetings, and web-based communication on wikis, blogs, or podcasts. Scholarly communication includes all informal communication among scholars as they create new knowledge and evaluate its usefulness.
Most scholars' primary reason to publish the results of their research is to disseminate the newly-created or discovered knowledge to other scholars. However, many secondary reasons to publish exist.
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Sara Hoover, Metadata & Scholarly Publishing Librarian