Scholarly Communication System

The scholarly communication system, includes four main components, or steps:

  1. Peer Review, which is the review and evaluation of an author's work by his or her peers and which is standard procedure in the sciences,
  2. The work of editors on technical aspects of the writing,
  3. The work of publishers in printing books and articles and distributing them to buyers and subscribers, and
  4. Most importantly, the work of librarians in selecting books and periodicals for library users.
This page was last modified on July 11, 2012