Publications, Scholarly

Scholarly publications are outlets for the dissemination of the results of academic research. Scholarly publications appear in a wide variety of forms, including books, edited volumes, yearbooks or handbooks, and journal articles. Some publications are submitted to a process of peer review prior to publication, whereas others are reviewed by one or more editors. Scholarly publications may be distributed in printed form, in electronic form, or in both formats.

This entry discusses the purpose of scholarly publications and the two primary forms scholarly publications may take—peer-reviewed publications and edited publications.

Purpose of Scholarly Publications

The purpose of scholarly publications is to provide a widely accessible outlet for the results of research conducted by scholars in a field. Scholarly publications in communication highlight the contributions of the discipline to ...

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