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Graduate 101: Scholarly Communication

Scholarly Communication

Before leaving this page, you should:

  • Read the definition of Scholarly Communication (1 minute)
  • Take note of the links to additional Scholarly Communication Research Guides (1 minute)
  • Watch the Graduate's Guide to Scholarly Communication tutorial (10-15 minutes)
  • Visit the ScholarShip (optional)

What is Scholarly Communication?

Scholarly communication is the process by which academics, scholars, and researchers publish and disseminate their research. 

According to the website of the Bernard Becker Medical Library, scholarly communication is best defined as "the creation, transformation, dissemination and preservation of knowledge related to teaching, research and scholarly endeavors."

Scholarly communication is important to graduate students because they will be writing theses and dissertations, which will be available for future researchers to read and cite. Students may also wish to turn their thesis or dissertation into an article, poster, presentation, book chapter, or book when they are no longer students. Complete the tutorial to learn more about it!

If you want to learn about Scholarly Communication in more detail, please visit the following research guides: