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Scholarly Publishing

The scholarly publishing system includes the process of creating and evaluating scholarly content, disseminating it to the scholarly community, and preserving it for future use. One of the fundamental purposes of the system of scholarly publishing is to facilitate inquiry and the creation of new knowledge. The majority of scholars pursue their research and disseminate the results with little or no expectation of direct financial reward.

The issues:

Scholars have lost control of the process

Faculty members are concerned about tenure and promotion

Alternative models have emerged for disseminating scholarship

Journal prices have increased significantly

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