Scholarly communication “… refers to the entire ecosystem for creating, registering, evaluating, disseminating, preserving, and reshaping research and scholarship, including intellectual property policies and the gamut of old and new publication types. Scholarly communications support students, teachers, researchers, and the advancement of knowledge. There is widespread belief that the traditional system for disseminating scholarship is broken. Evolving systems present opportunities for research to be shared more broadly and rapidly.” -- Carnegie Mellon Libraries
What is Open Access?
Open Accessrefers to scholarly resources made freely and immediately available via the Internet; usually with minimal restrictions on reuse
Open Access = higher citations – either via journal publishing or article archiving online