Scholarly communication is the process of publishing new research findings. Researchers, scientists, and scholars communicate their research to others through journal articles, books, conference presentations, poster presentations, and even blogs. Most scholarly communication goes through the peer review quality control process before it is published.
This page provides links to information about the basic components and aspects of scholarly communication. Further information, including consulting and presentations on topics of interest, is available to the campus community.
Auraria Institutional Repository
Auraria Library maintains a digital repository of special collections materials and scholarly publications. The Auraria Library Digital Collections (ALDC) includes the Auraria Institutional Repository (AIR) which contains scholarly publications by campus faculty, as well as a variety of institutionally-produced content. As of March 2015, the ALDC is live and accessible to anyone. By Fall 2015 faculty at CU Denver, MSU Denver, and Community College of Denver will be able to submit their own open access scholarly works to the Auraria Institutional Repository, maintain a personal collection of submitted content, and collect usage statistics.
For more information on the Auraria Library Digital Collections, please e-mail Matthew C. Mariner, Head of Special Collections and Digital Initiatives or call (303 556-5817
Overview of Scholarly Communication
Open Access Publishing
Repositories – Institutional and Disciplinary
Never submit any scholarly work that contains plagiarism, self-plagiarism or any other type of author misconduct (and there are many). Because your work will become part of the academic record, it will always be possible for someone to discover any unethical practice that might have occurred.
The Ethics of Self-Plagiarism (PDF - iThenticate)
Duplicate Submission/Multiple, Duplicate Publication (PDF - Elsevier)
Science Image Integrity
Honorary Authorship (Science)
Haunted Manuscripts: Ghost Authorship in the Medical Literature (Journal article)
The Pitfalls of "Salami Slicing": Focus on Quality and Not Quantity of Publications (Editage)
Researchers rely on the impact factor to measure the impact or influence of scholarly journals. The measure is calculated annually for many journals by the company Thomson Reuters and is published in a product they call Journal Citation Reports.
The impact factor is a measure of the average number of recent citations to articles in a given journal from other journals. Higher impact factors indicate greater journal impact. Not all journals have impact factors, and not having an impact factor doesn't necessarily mean a given journal is not a respected one.